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Dog saves owner's life 忠犬救主

Debbie Parkhurst with her dog, Toby, in Calvert, Maryland, USA, Mar. 26, 2007. 今年三月二十六日,黛比派客赫斯特和她的狗陶比在美國馬里蘭州卡爾弗特市。


Toby, a 2-year-old golden retriever, saw his owner choking on a piece of fruit and began jumping up and down on the woman's chest. The dog's owner believes the dog was trying to perform the Heimlich maneuver and saved her life.

Debbie Parkhurst, 45, said she was eating an apple when a piece stuck in her throat.

She tried to perform the Heimlich maneuver on herself, but it did not work. After she began beating on her chest, she said Toby noticed.

"The next thing I know, Toby's up on his hind feet and he's got his front paws on my shoulders," she said. "He pushed me to the ground, and once I was on my back, he began jumping up and down on my chest.'' The apple came out, and Toby started licking her face to keep her from passing out, she said.

"I literally have pawprint-shaped bruises on my chest. I'm still a little hoarse, but otherwise, I'm okay," Parkhurst said.

"The doctor said I probably wouldn't be here without Toby,'' said Parkhurst. "I keep looking at him and saying, 'You're amazing.''' (ap)









1. choke v.i. /v.t.

哽住 (geng3 zhu4)

例: Eat your food slowly or you may choke on it.


2. Heimlich maneuver n.


(ha1 mu3 li4 ke4 ji2 jiu4 fa4)

例: He saved my life using the Heimlich maneuver.


3. hind adj.

後部的 (hou4 bu4 de5)

例: My cat balances on its hind legs sometimes.


4. hoarse adj.

嘶啞的 (si1 ya3 de5)

例: I've had a cold, so my throat is a little hoarse.


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