Smart Dog?

Posted on December 13th, 2014 · American BBQ Delicatessen Music/Events/Other


* Smart Dog?

Jeff Eats read the below- story on

The question I have: Was- Jake The Dog really sensing that something was physically wrong with his master, or was he just smelling a big fatty bbq-brisket sandwich which his master may have had in his front right pants pocket? The article did say that the owner owns a bbq joint, didn’t it?

In any-event, the dog made a good call!
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (FOX17) – A Grand Rapids restaurant owner says he probably wouldn’t be alive today If not for his dog.

Steve Elkowitz, 43, suffered a massive heart attack at the end of November, but at the time said he didn’t even know it.

Elkowitz owns Memphis Smokehouse, a barbecue joint in downtown Grand Rapids. He says he started having chest pains on Nov. 30 but didn’t think it was anything more than indigestion. It wasn’t until the family dog, Jake, began acting unusual–refusing to leave Elkowitz’s side–that Elkowitz realized the dog, whom he and his wife had rescued a few years ago, was now trying to rescue him.

“I’m thinking this is a dog that we got four years ago for $20 off Craigslist that somebody didn’t want to spend the time and effort training, and four years later he saved my life,” he said.

In and out of the bathroom that day with what he described as ‘crushing’ chest pain, Elkowitz said Jake, a 5-year-old rat terrier, refused to leave his side. “When I came out, Jake had followed me to the bathroom and was waiting outside the door,” he said. “He normally doesn’t do that. He does his own thing around the house.”

“A heart attack did cross my mind at one point, but I didn’t really think anything of it until the second time when he was following me, and I just thought, ‘He’s sensing something weird.

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