— A suburban Milwaukee family credits their dog with
saving their lives after the Aussie border collie alerted
them to a carbon monoxide leak.
) that Nicole Siekert, of Hartland, woke up feeling sick
Thursday morning. She says she got her twin daughters up
and ready for school, but they all felt out of sorts.
laid down for a moment to relieve what felt like the flu.
But their dog, Abby, became frantically clingy, prodding
Siekert and trying to get her attention.
Abby wanted to go out, Siekert led her to the front door.
But the dog walked past it and headed downstairs, where a
carbon monoxide detector was going off in the basement
because a furnace exhaust pipe was blocked.
daughter, Bella, dubs Abby "superdog."