It’s no secret that dogs are exceptionally intelligent. Although they cannot talk like we do, they are aware that they cannot convey their thoughts through speech; therefore, they found alternative means to do so.
Jacques the Scottish terrier did this five years ago. He communicated with a police officer to get help for his sister, Annabelle.
When the two dogs wandered off into the woods near their Orange, Massachusetts home, they got lost.
At that time, their fur mom experienced a medical emergency and was transported to the hospital. The dogs probably had no clear idea about what was going on, so they fled their home. They were likely searching for their mother because they knew she was ill. We are all familiar with our dogs’ capacity to detect our emotions, which makes them excellent companions.
When Jacques and Annabelle’s fur mother returned, she could not find the dogs, so she contacted the authorities. Officers from the Orange Police Department searched the woods around the residence, supposing this was likely where they fled, and they were right.
After a few moments, Jacques suddenly appeared and continued to bark at Officer Christopher Bisceglia. Typically, a rescuer would simply pick up the dog, but the officer observed that Jacques was trying to communicate with him. Officer Bisceglia revealed in an interview that the dog barked at him, ran away, and then looked back to check if he was following him.
Officer Bisceglia realized at this moment that Jacques was leading him somewhere. He did follow the dog and after a few moments, the officer spotted Annabelle down a 30-foot ravine, pinned beneath a fallen tree. Afterward, he called the fire department to retrieve the dog.
They were fortunate to have found Annabelle, as she would not have survived the night’s freezing temperatures.
Source: CBS Boston