In Des Moines, Iowa this week, a dog and his owner saved each other from a house fire.
Early Tuesday morning, a 3-year-old Sheltie named Sheba woke up owner Paul Kemp, who had fallen asleep on the couch, by jumping on his chest.
Kemp opened eyes to see a fire blazing just 10 feet away from him.
"It was unusual, and startled me — and then I saw the fire," Kemp said of being startled awake by his dog. "So, I went and got my coffee pot, and threw some water on it and it didn't help, and it just grew really quickly."
Kemp immediately ran out of the house, assuming Sheba had already escaped the burning building. She hadn't.
It was Kemp's turn to do the saving. He ran back inside and yelled for his dog.
Sheba came running.
The house was completely destroyed in the fire. Thanks to his loyal pet, Kemp only suffered minor burns.
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