Ruby is only four months old, but this is a dog who knows exactly what to do when trouble starts. Monday mornign at 2am, Ruby woke up her owner, Keith Orton, as smoke was filling the house. Orton and Ruby escaped as flames consumed the home in Lemay.
The special relationship between a dog and the people who care for them has many stories like this and they never seem to get old. As I interviewed Orton, Ruby never left his side, huddling close and licking his hand. Even as a pup, Ruby seemed to know the day was scarey. Orton says he only had the dog for a couple of weeks, but in that time he says he and the dog quikcly took to each other and settled in at home.
Now, with his possessions lost, and no renters insurance, Orton and his dog are looking for a new home.