At first, the fireman was wary. He had never handled a Dobermann before. But her house was ablaze, and she was pregnant. Gently, he gathered her up and carried her outside, before returning to battle the flames.
When at last, the fire was out, the firefighter sat down to catch his breath.
A newspaper photographer glanced in the fireman’s direction, and noticed that some distance away, a large red Dobermann was watching him intently. She began walking towards the fireman, and instinctively, the photographer raised his camera, wondering what she would do.
With calm deliberation, the Dobermann walked straight up to the tired, ash-covered man who had saved her life and the lives of her unborn babies, and kissed him, just as the lucky photographer snapped this photograph…
A True Story, 1999.