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Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and breeds

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Published on Mon, Nov 30, 2009 by BY PAM STEVENS | EDITOR

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Mardee Davis and her hero Rocky.

Rocky is not your typical hero, but last month Rocky saved his friend’s life after stopping her from suffocating.
Lake Cassidy Resort resident Mardee Davis had been suffering from pneumonia and had been in the hospital for several days.

“I have never felt so weak in all of my life,” Davis said.

Davis was sent home to continue her recover but after a few days she saw what appeared to be water floating in her line of vision.

“I was just laying there staring at the T.V. slowly suffocating and had I fallen asleep I probably would have died,” she said.

That’s when 18-year-old Rocky came in. He jumped onto a shelf above where Davis was lying and jumped onto her chest, forcing air into her lungs.

Rocky is a beautiful black cat that Davis had rescued when he was only two weeks old.

“My son found him half dead and he had been beaten severely. I saved him and now he saved me,” she said.
Just as Rocky had jumped onto Davis’ chest, her neighbor Bart Breeden called to see how she was feeling.
“I told him I needed to go back to the ER right away,” Davis said.

He helped me to his truck and sped all the way there. When we arrived they took me back ASAP. I told them what Rocky had done. “They put me on oxygen and readmitted me. My air intake was supposed to be at 96 or above, mine was at 58. I spent the next eight days in the hospital.”

Davis’ furry friend will not leave her side to this day, following her everywhere she goes.

“I love all of my animals dearly but Rocky and I have always been extra close, my neighbors call him a momma’s boy,” Davis said. “He usually never leaves the area around my home, but now follows me even to check the mail. He is at my side all night long and even has started to allow my neighbors to pet him, which he has never done before.”

Heroes can come in the form of a four-legged friend or a concerned neighbor and Davis was blessed to have both.
“Bart is like a brother to me,” she said. “Had he not called to check on me and driven me to the ER as fast as he could, I would not have made it.”

As for Rocky, well, he is more spoiled than ever now.
“He is my hero and yes he has gotten a lot of love and treats since I’ve been home,” Davis said.
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