Valley woman saved by her dog

GLENDALE, AZ - A miniature schnauzer is credited with saving his owner's life.

"You're thinking you're going to die," said Bethe Bennett from her hospital bed at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center with her dog still by her side.

Last Friday, Bennett fell in her kitchen, broke her femur, and passed out.

"I would still be there," she said. "Nobody was coming to check on me until Monday or Tuesday."

Bennett's service dog, Danny, licked her face until she awoke.

"I asked him to get me the phone," she said.

Danny hasn't picked up the phone with his teeth in years, she told ABC15, but he still remembered what to do after some coaching.

"It took him a few minutes," Bennett said, "he was going back and forth."

Danny eventually brought Bennett the phone, which she used to call 911.

"I never dreamed he would save my life."

Bennett, who writes books about her dogs under the penname Bessie Mac, said she now plans to write future tales about Danny.

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