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Pitbull Holds Baby, Family Realizes There’s Trouble

She raced up the stairs, calling after Sasha in a sharp agitated whisper. She really didn’t want to wake the baby. But as she looked out her stairwell window and witnessed something horrifying. 

She immediately forgets about Sasha and runs to her bedroom. And then she sees Sasha on her bed, grabbing her baby by the diaper, eagerly dragging her away. She springs into action. 

It was another tiring evening for Latana Chai. With the arrival of her baby girl Masailah, she was now a proud mother of two – well, three if you count Sasha, her 8 month old pitbull.  

Between a toddler, a baby and a pup, Lantana had her hands, something that became much more evident at bed time. She prepared for any thrown toys or tantrums to come her way. But she definitely wasn’t ready for this.

Latana lives in a quiet Californian neighborhood with mostly good people. In fact, even her relatives lived next door. So it was no surprise that Latana was taken off guard when something out-of-the-norm happened.

She had just managed to settle her toddler into bed when baby Masailah started to act up. She kissed her goodnight, turned off the light, gently closed the door and ran back upstairs to tend to her baby. 

When she finally managed to get baby Masailah back to sleep again, she went downstairs to do the same to Sasha. Sasha had her own little wooden kennel in the garden that she slept in every night – and loved it.

She was already waiting at the door to be let out when Latana reached her. She opened the door and locked it before heading upstairs to finally get some rest herself. But no restful nights sleep would await her. 

Latana woke up at 2am to Sasha barking and scratching the front door frantically. Groggily, she threw on her dressing gown and tiptoed down to the door to see what was wrong. All the while, being careful not to wake the girls. 

Sasha was usually a very mild-mannered puppy so this behavior was completely baffling to Latana, but she was too tired to be overly concerned.  

While she was unlocking the door, she looked around her garden at what could have upset Sasha or given her a fright. Everything seemed fine. She looked at Sasha who was staring at her intently. 

She opened the door and a very muted smell wafted through the air. Lantana knew something smelled a little funny but she was still half asleep. But what happened next jolted her awake. 

The minute Latana opened the door wide enough, Sasha burst through and ran like lightning straight past Latana. Confused and a little annoyed at her crazy behavior, Lantana whispered starkly after her. 

But Sasha was already halfway up the stairs. It seemed like she was heading straight for baby Masailah’s room. Latana chases after her as quietly as she can and then she sees something terrifying. 

As confused Latana paces up the stairs, calling for Sasha in a sharp agitated whisper, she looks out her stairwell window and witnesses something horrifying. 

Chasing after Sasha is suddenly the last thing on her mind. She immediately runs to her bedroom, only to find Sasha one step ahead of her, doing something very unexpected. 

Sasha had raced to Latana’s room where baby Masailah was sleeping. She then jumped on the bed and carefully grabbed her by the diaper, dragging her gently off the bed.

Latana watched in shock. “She had already had my baby by the diaper and was dragging her off the bed,” she stated. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, what are you doing?'”. But Sasha knew exactly what she was doing. 

A moment had passed before Latana sprung into action and grabbed her baby from Sasha’s mouth. Once she had her, Sasha darted to her other daughters room and scratched the door. 

Latana followed her. Although she was in a complete panic, she couldn’t help but be amazed at Sasha’s behavior. But she wasn’t finished surprising her yet. 

Sasha barked as Latana took her other daughter into her arms and led them downstairs and out of the house. Latana had never felt so much panic and fear in her whole life.

Her heart was pounding as she praised the heavens and held her two girls outside of her house. Then she looked at Sasha and felt completely overwhelmed. What happened? What had Sasha done?

Latana’s neighbors house, which belonged to her cousin, had caught on fire. The house was engulfed in blazing flames and black smoke that was spreading, fast.

When she realized that her attic was about to catch fire, she raced to her room to grab her baby and run, but of course, Sasha was already one step ahead of her. 

Sasha not only alerted Latana and her family to the flames, but she also went a step further and physically tried to rescue them all from the impending danger. 

Latana credits Sasha for saving all their lives that day claiming that if she hadn’t done what she did, no one would have noticed the fire until it was too late. And her neighbour? 

Luckily, her cousins weren’t inside the house so there were no casualties. However, their house and Latana’s attic suffered damages from the flames before being put out by the firefighters who arrived quickly to the scene.

Safe to say that since their house had indeed caught fire, they were truly lucky that Sahsha was there to save them. And what’s more?

As a pitbull, Sasha has single-’pawedly’ put those pitbull prejudices to bed with her incredible actions that day. She proved that pitbulls aren’t the aggressive and violent dog they always get credited for.

This heroic puppy is all the things we wish our dogs to be; loyal, caring, protective and of course, a smart little cookie! Lantana is one lucky dog-mama!

In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.


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