And they say cats have nine lives! A Portland, Oregon, pooch named Mordy got a second lease on life thanks to a quick-thinking neighbor.
Ted Nelson, who lives in the high-rise across from Mordy's owners, told Portland TV station KGW that he looked out his window and saw the 5-year-old Bichon Frise perched precariously on the ledge of the 14th-floor balcony.
“You could tell it was distressed,” Nelson told KGW.
Nelson realized he might have to catch the dog, so he ran out of his building and stood under the balcony with his arms out. Eventually, Mordy slipped, plummeting to the ground. "I just looked up at it and it was looking at me and it landed right on my chest," said Nelson.
The pup slipped out of Nelson's arms, landing on the ground with a yelp. Then Nelson and his girlfriend took it to the vet. Except for a couple of bruises, the dog got a clean bill of health.
No word on whether the owner was home or not. But he later told KGW that the whole family was traumatized by the incident, though grateful Ted Nelson was on the scene to save Mordy's life.
Watch the whole story below.
Your life just got exponentially better and more stylish now you've signed up for our newsletter. Fabulousness awaits!