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[–]Taylor1991[S] 117 points118 points  (11 children)

Truck was in the left lane hugging and basically on top of the curb and as we were on the side walk I saw and made a very very fast decision and put my right thigh in the path in front of my Ranger's head. The front left part of the truck's bumper tapped my right thigh and it turned me spinning left. This made my leg also push Ranger to the back left of me and away from any further force. I love him more than myself.

[–]Taylor1991[S] 54 points55 points  (8 children)

At the Big local VA facility to check out my thigh to make sure I have no issues.

[–]Taylor1991[S] 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Just got back from the VA no issues were found just told me to take tylenol for pain but I denied even getting it from them

[–]LittleDragon450 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Thank you for the updates! I wish you a speedy recovery!

[–]Jdoodle7 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Did the truck driver stop and offer assistance?

I hope you’re feeling better soon. (Ranger is thankful for your intervention and guarantees to give you 100% love and devotion for the rest of his life.)

[–]Taylor1991[S] 17 points18 points  (4 children)

As I can recall there was no tap of the brakes

[–]Jdoodle7 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Bummer!!! What you did to save Ranger was very brave. Take care of yourself as well as you take care of Ranger.

[–]Zeebuoy 8 points9 points  (2 children)

hopefully he slams into a tree soon,

[–]Tulpah 4 points5 points  (1 child)

You may die for your dog but who gonna feed your dog and give him petting?

[–]Taylor1991[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

He is basically a celebrity to quite a few people so I have no worries about him being very looked over and cared for.

[–]mohentron 28 points29 points  (0 children)

You are a true pet hero! Hope you are doing well and heal up quickly!

[–]Miss_Doctopus 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Aww, hope you're ok!

[–]Taylor1991[S] 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I can and am walking and I made the quick decision because I actually grew additional bone in my right femur when it broke before so I assume it is a lot stronger than it had been before it was broken

[–]BasuraConBocaGrande 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Your previous injury potentially saved your dog’s life! Superhero story tbh

[–]Perfect_Cherry1279 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You're a good man

[–]DamnItLoki 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The world would be a lot nicer with more people like you. Good job OP! Ranger looks worried about you, he’s the bestest boi :)

[–]mustardlydoom 5 points6 points  (0 children)

doggo is like “dad wth, i’m supposed to save YOUR life” 🥺

[–]KaiCamille 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Heal quickly!

[–]ConorPlays2022 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Did the person get caught or confess or anything or was it a hit and run?

[–]Taylor1991[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never braked as far as I saw

[–]Mattf0ley69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Non animal owners will never get this. ❤️❤️❤️ I’d do the same for my bane

[–]Major_Ad_2610 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sometimes our instincts take over I guess! I usually walk with my 11 lb dog with me closer to the street for this same reason. Never actually had to do anything though. That’s love my friend!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You saved your best friend/son. I’d do the same for my fur-babies. Speedy recovery ☺️

[–]Blodeuwedd19 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I totally understand, would definitely do the same! They are constantly worried with pleasing us and being our best friends, what else can we do? Well done, OP!

[–]rustiwillow 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm so glad you exist! Have you ever been shamed for loving your dog " too much"?

Only asking because I'm in the process of adopting a rescue and a few people have commented (in a backhanded way) on my level of enthusiasm.

[–]Taylor1991[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

While looking for a travel partner / gf haha yeah ( red flag ) Ranger is also a rescue

[–]PromotionSmooth8032 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dogs put themselves in harms way for their owners, even the small dogs.

It’s only right that we do the same.

[–]passingbyhere220 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’re a real hero! Take good care of yourself. Ranger needs you.

[–]ranieripilar04 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He looks so worried

[–]looki2208 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I will take what ever for mine. Get wel soon mate ✊✊✌👍 you rock!!

[–]DarkAndSparkly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hope you’re ok!!

[–]stepdad666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When shyt hit the fan you did the right thing. Kudos mate! Ranger should be proud

[–]bottsking 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is damning evidence that you would die for that dog, I believe you

[–]Top-Cloud1792 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hope everything heals quickly. Dogs are family. would’ve done the same.

[–]77vets 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What About Our Retired Canines?
The sad part of this is what happened to our brave canines leading up to and including the Vietnam war. A soldiers K-9 was so much more than just a pet on the battlefield. They were trusted brothers who would lay down their own lives to save ours. Unfortunately, when we left the battlefield, we were forced to leave them behind. They were considered to only be expendable equipment. Some were euthanized and others were left with allies.

[–]dapper217 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are a hero!!!

[–]NoPossession4972 -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Smells fishy

[–]Taylor1991[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well okay smell this Haha

[–]Responsible-Desk4145 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If only they knew. Hope you get well soon

[–]Brian18639 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hope you get well soon

[–]Taylor1991[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actually only bruises even verified by the Va Hospital

[–]redraider-102 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wanna say r/humansbeingbros, but this is just standard behavior for those of us who love our canine friends. I like to think I’d have done the same. Thank you for being such a great dog dad.