An amazing story out of Ottawa, Canada reveals how, Clover, a Samoyed dog rescued her owner. Haley Moore was walking her dog, when she had a seizure and fell to the ground unconscious.
The first thing Clover did was check on Haley and then an incredible thing happens.
After Clover watches the first car drive by, she then pulls the leash free from beneath her owner’s body, and when the next car approaches, Clover runs into the middle of the street in an effort to stop the car.
As the car approached, Clover slowly walked backwards blocking the vehicle until it finally stopped and the driver checked on Haley, who is doing fine after being taken to the hospital by ambulance.
It reminds me of a similar incident in the Bible, when Balaam was riding his donkey to curse the Jews on behalf of a Moabite king.
When an armed angel appeared on their path blocking their journey, the donkey veered off the path and refused to go any further. Balaam who had not seen the angel actually beat his donkey forcing it back on the road.
Finally, the donkey just laid down and refused to go any further and Balaam beat the donkey again.
At that point, God empowered the donkey to speak:
“What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?” (Numbers 22:18)
Then God opened Balaam’s eyes to see the angel that was blocking the path.
What has always puzzled me about this account is this? Did God put the words in the donkey’s mouth or did God simply allow the donkey to speak what it was actually thinking, indicating its intelligence?
Watching Clover in action would suggest it was the latter.