A woman in UK has credited her faithful pet spaniel for saving her life from breast cancer.
Brenda Jones, of Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, has revealed how her five-year-old spaniel, called Mrs Murphy, behaved strangely for a week before pawing at her left breast, causing her to jump up in pain.
The 47-year-old a mother of two examined the spot and discovered a strange lump.
She went to her GP the following day and was diagnosed with a grade three tumour in her breast.
Brenda was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery and is now undergoing a course of chemotherapy.
She now believes her dog saved her life.
"She was sitting on my lap all the time, something she didn't normally do. I'm convinced she sensed I had a tumour," the Daily Star quoted her as saying.
"Without her pawing me that day it would have gone undiagnosed," she added.