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There's an unbreakable bond between a human and their pet, regardless of their annoying traits, for example, barking at night.
But, as one man from America has highlighted, you should always pay attention to your pets, when his little fella, Hank, 'would not shut up'.
Hank's owner, who goes by the name Ulysses S. Cocksman, was up watching a film one night - his wife and kids were in bed asleep - when the dog started making a commotion. He took to Twitter to explain what happened.
A few hours before Hank started kicking off, Ulysses' wife had shared an image from six years ago, when a ridiculously cute baby Hank had just ripped up a pair of his mum's new Vans.
Explaining on Twitter, he wrote: "I want to tell you a story about Hank, and I want you to know that it has a happy ending. This is Hank 6 years ago.
"My wife got a reminder yesterday that 6 years ago Hank ate her brand new slip on Vans. Look at that guilty pup. Come on, Hank.
"Within a few hours of that reminder, at midnight last night, Hank started barking from the living room. My wife and kids were asleep, I was finishing up a movie in another room. Hank would not shut up."
He goes on to say how he dragged himself up from the couch and followed the racket outside, only to find his entire back yard had gone up in flames, and was 'glowing orange'.
He continued: "The very large wooden work shed full of gasoline, paint and God knows what else was blazing. The oaks were on fire. Flaming leaves and embers were blowing everywhere.
"We got everyone up, 911 on the line, the whole family and both dogs out front in what felt like a few seconds. The fence and the neighbor's shed went up like a torch. We were able to wake her up and get her kids and dog outside just as the fire crew got there.
"The fire spread to the back of our house the same minute the firefighters got the hoses to it. A minute or two more, and it was gone. Instead, everyone is safe, and we still have a house. It's black and crispy on one side, but it's totally intact."
What an absolute star Hank turned out to be.
This is him today, 6 years after eating some shoes, 15 hours after saving our house and family. He can have all the shoes and steak he wants, and I will never get mad at him for barking, ever again. 15/10, the very best boy. pic.twitter.com/GsJYQKd9FA
- Ulysses S. Cocksman (@USCocksman) March 23, 2019
Whether you have the world's best dog or not, Ulysses reminds us that it's always a good idea to check your smoke alarms.
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