Most dog owners would agree that if you show your dog loyalty, then it will show you loyalty in return. They show their loyalty in various ways, and there are countless stories of dogs protecting or coming to the rescue of their owners in their time of need. These include stories where the dog’s family would have been in great danger if it hadn’t been for their loving family pet. An example of this is the story of a dog called Penelope who came to the rescue of two teenage girls. I Heart Dogs explains how the dog alerted two girls to an intruder in their home when their father had gone out for the day.
Penelope’s owner, Tim Ryan, lived with his family in a quiet neighborhood in Virginia Beach, which is a small coastal city in Virginia. He loved living in that area because crime rates are low, and they always felt safe in their home. There was a strong sense of community, and the city felt more like living in the suburbs than in an urban location. There was no reason for the family to believe that they would be in danger in their own home. One day, Ryan went out for the day, never suspecting that his family would be in danger in his absence. Unfortunately, that is when something awful happened. While he was away from home and his two daughters were left alone in the property, two people attempted to break into the. Although this was a terrifying experience for the girls, loyal and brave Penelope was on hand to protect the girls from harm.
According to Ryan, it is likely that the burglars used the blue recycling bins to climb the backyard fence and enter his property. As they broke into his house, they broke the door frame and part of it fell.to the floor. When this happened, the girls were sitting on the couch and the sudden noise scared them. It is unlikely that either of the girls knew what to do when this happened but fortunately, Penelope was there to save the day.
As the burglars entered the house, Penelope came to the rescue by chasing the burglars away by barking ferociously. Penelope is not usually an aggressive dog, so this was completely out of character for her. However, the Pit Bull and Labrador mix knew that she had to do something to protect her family from the intruders. Ryan’s eldest daughter was shocked by the dog’s reaction, as she would have expected her to lick the intruder rather than chase them away. Ryan was equally shocked by Penelope’s behavior when he later learned what had happened. Although he thought the dog’s behavior was surprising, Ryan is extremely grateful that she reacted in the way she did to the home invasion. He believes that it is possible that the intruders could potentially have harmed his daughters if the dog had not been there.
By the time Ryan returned home, the police had already arrived at his property. There was also a helicopter circling overhead on the lookout for the burglars in the local area. It was only when he returned home that his daughters had the chance to tell their father exactly what had happened and how Penelope had been the one to save the day. Speaking about the incident later, Ryan described it as feeling very rewarding to know that his dog was able to protect his daughters. It has given him comfort to know that Penelope can keep his family safe, even when he is not at home.
Unfortunately, the burglars are still at large, although the police are continuing with their search. They checked the door frame for fingerprints, but they have not found a match. Thankfully, the only part of the property that was damaged was the door. Often, a soft and loving dog may not seem like a natural protector. If your dog greets strangers that you bring to your home lovingly, then you would probably expect that they would not make much of a guard dog if something should happen in your home. However, dogs often have a natural instinct that tells them when someone is a threat. When this happens, even the most loving or docile of dogs can show that they do have what it takes to protect their family. Their protective instinct kicks in and they suddenly become protective and defensive of those they love.
That is exactly what happened with Penelope. Although she is usually a loving family dog that would cause no harm to anyone, her instincts kicked in when they needed to, and she realized her family was in danger. What is even more heartwarming about this story is that Penelope is a rescue dog. It is almost as though she was showing her gratitude to the family for rescuing her and giving her a loving home and a happy life. They had shown her love and affection, and she repaid this with love and protection.
Now, word has spread about Penelope’s heroic actions and she has become something of a local celebrity. The story was featured on local news programs, so everyone in the area knew about the incident and Penelope’s actions. Her fame has even spread beyond the local area as the story has been covered by online news channels, such as WTKR News 3 on YouTube. Hopefully, Penelope will not have to show her bravery in the future again. However, at least her family knows that if they are put in danger again in the future, their heroic dog is on standby to protect them from any threat. If the family did not have Penelope or the dog had not reacted in the way that she did to the home invasion, then this story could have had a very different ending.