This story is going to give you chills. Imagine finding an intruder in your home sitting in your six-year-old daughter’s bedroom. That’s exactly what happened in Cambridge, MN a few days ago to the Treichel family.
Luckily they had adopted Izzy, an Australian Shepherd, from the Aussie Rescue Group of Minnesota in February. A story that could of had a tragic ending turned out okay all because of her.
The Treichel family of Cambridge didn’t need convincing. They’d already fallen in love with Izzy, the Australian Shepherd they adopted in February.
But what Izzy did at 3:00 Sunday morning has earned her family’s gratitude for life.
“She just jumped up on our bed and started growling,” says Maggie Treichel about the unexpected wake-up that greeted her and husband Tom.
Their bedroom door was closed, but Izzy seemed to sense something on the other side.
“She knew something was wrong,” says Maggie.
Within seconds Tom was standing at his daughter’s doorway staring that something in the face. “It was a silhouette of a man sitting in a chair next to my daughter’s bed.”
The stranger had pulled a small chair alongside the bed of now awake and freighted six-year-old Allyson.
“He said how old are you and what your name was and he shook hands with me,” she recalled shyly on Monday afternoon.
Tom turned on the light and soon realized the man seemed pretty scared himself. “I just kept asking him ‘What are you doing in my daughter’s bedroom? What are you doing in my daughter’s bedroom?’ and he just didn’t have anything to say.
Maggie called 9-1-1, while Tom made sure the intruder would be waiting when police arrived. “He made a quick dart for the door but I was standing right by him and I was able to grab him and put him onto the ground and told him he wasn’t going anywhere.”
Officers arrived at the Treichel home within minutes and found Maggie’s camera in the man’s pocket along with some checks stolen from a neighbor.
What a story. I truly believe when you adopt a rescue they know you saved them. I think Izzy just returned the favor.
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