It is often said that dogs can sense their human’s emotions. Twenty-three-year-old Byron Taylor knows that this is most certainly the case.
And it is because of his six-year-old pup, Geo, that he is still alive to tell his story.
According to Mirror, after suffering from a particularly tough break-up, Taylor was in a very dark place. So the young man decided to end the pain by taking his own life.
After crafting a noose out of a piece of rope in his home, he went downstairs to write a suicide note to his family.
But it was as if Geo, a Rare Welsh Bull Mastiff, knew something wasn’t right. Geo grabbed the noose, and when Taylor returned Geo wouldn’t let go.
“At first, I thought he wanted to play,” Taylor explained. “I said ‘give it here’, and he started growling at me.”
Then, the normally submissive dog, tore the rope to shreds.
“He chewed up the noose. He never growls, but each time I tried to take it off him, he would snarl… In a way, I think Geo knew what I was going to do. They have a sixth sense about this kind of thing. He knew something was up.”
Taylor credits Geo for saving him. Though he had made the decision to end his life, Geo wasn’t going to let that happen.
Regardless of whether he decides to put poor Geo out of his misery, Taylor is very much aware that, while he was here, this brave pup forever changed his life.
“I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for him,” he said.