Having a dog around a small helpless baby is a situation that can cause concern for some people, especially when it comes to certain dog breeds with a reputation for being “aggressive”.
Probably top of this category is pit bull dogs as they are often viewed as unpredictable and sometimes dangerous.
But one mom has her pet pit bull to thank for saving her and her baby’s lives.
Latana Chai, a mother from California, was recently hit by a terrible tragedy.
The unthinkable happened when she was home with her seven month old baby girl Masailah.
Masailah is about the size of the family’s pit bull, Sasha, who is eight months old.
At about midnight on June 3, the mother suddenly heard Sasha barking loudly and scratching at the backyard door.
She noticed that the dog’s barks were particularly intense, and immediately felt alarmed.
She knew something wasn’t right. This was very unlike the family’s gentle four-legged member.
Mom Latana Chai says baby Masailah and pet dog Sasha were born just days apart and spend every moment together, sharing a bed and even a bath.
But their bond was about to become even stronger when a fire broke out in their neighbor’s home.