At an advanced age, he adopted a golden retriever
At the age of 74, Guy Cole – a former war veteran – decided to finally take a well-deserved retirement.
He then moved to Massachusetts with his wife Adele and made the decision to adopt a dog, something he had always intended to do once retired.
When he crossed the road of a Golden Retriever puppy, he immediately knew it was this dog he wanted. This is how Guy adopted Toby. Soon, they became inseparable. In 2014, Guy’s wife passed away and the links between Guy and Toby grew stronger.
A real hero
One of Guy’s close friends – named Franck – remembers perfectly well a meeting with the Golden Retriever at the beginning of last January. While he was at home about a kilometer from Guy’s house, Franck heard barking in front of his house. He then went to see and found Toby scratching and barking. A scene so unusual that Franck immediately understood that something was wrong.
Fearing that his friend has a problem, Franck calls 911 and asks for help to go to Guy as soon as possible. Once there, help found Guy on the ground. Unfortunately, it was already too late to save his life. and Guy died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
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But one thing is certain, without Toby no one would have realized that Guy had a concern. And for that, all the relatives of Guy and all the inhabitants of his small community were amazed. The entire city congratulated the brave dog who was even praised on the police’s Facebook page. Especially since it was not a first for Toby.
An incredible link
Indeed, several years before the tragedy, Toby had already warned that Guy needed help. This time, the helpers arrived safely in time to save Guy’s life. In short, a loyal companion willing to do anything to help his owner.
Today, Toby has been placed in Guy’s extended family and is very happy there, even if we can imagine that he must be sad to have lost his master. And to honor one last time the beautiful friendship between Guy and Toby.
Toby was cited in the obituary of Guy as the member of his closest family still alive.