"Edgar was remarkable that day and I am immensely proud of him"

Posted by Matt Sadler

Hearing dog Edgar helps his deaf partner John on a daily basis, but not long ago Edgar stepped in to help rescue a member of the public who had been climbing along the outside edge of a bridge and had slipped and got stuck in the mud.
John and hearing dog cockapoo Edgar next to each other and looking straight at the camera
“On our morning walk, I had passed a pedestrian bridge that is closed for repair when Edgar started barking. He ran towards me and then stopped and turned around and continued barking. He wouldn’t come when I called, so I followed him back to the bridge and saw a man lying on the edge of the brook in about a foot of deep slimy mud – he could not get purchase to move.
“I passed the gentleman the loop end of Edgar’s dog lead and pulled him out. Without Edgar raising the alarm and leading me back, I would have walked home hearing nothing. Thankfully, the man was unhurt, although covered in mud, but it was a bitterly cold day.
“Edgar was remarkable that day and I am immensely proud of him. I also have extra respect for Hearing Dogs and added confidence knowing that Edgar recognises an emergency and would call the alarm if ever I needed it. He certainly has made such a difference to my life since he joined me two years ago.”

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Hi everyone, I'm Matt and I look after the Charity's social media, blog and e-newsletter.

I spend a lot of my day talking about our hearing dog superstars - it's a hard life!

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