Dogs change world, perform Heimlich maneuver

Dog historian, psychologist and Canadian Stanley Coren names 10 dogs that played key historical roles. Number four is the terrier — Welsh not Scottish — who comforted President Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis.

Meanwhile just yesterday, the ASPCA honoured dogs who had saved their owners’ lives. According to the New York Times,a 2-year-old golden retriever named Toby, performed a modified Heimlich maneuver on his owner, Debbie Parkhurst of North East, Md., when she choked on a piece of apple. Toby pushed her to the floor and jumped up and down on Ms. Parkhurst’s chest until he dislodged the piece of apple.”

Oh yes, a cat was honoured too. Just goes to show…