A rescue dog turned Rescue Dog (as in Search & Rescue) found a woman (Donna Molnar, 55) who'd been buried 3 days in the snow in Ontario this week:
Alongside his search-and-rescue dog Ace, Ray Lau on Monday tramped through the thick, ice-covered brush of a farmer's field, not far from where Molnar's van had been found a day earlier.
He kept thinking: Negative-20 winds? This is a search for a body.
"Then, oh, all of a sudden, Ace bolted off," said Lau. "He stooped and looked down at the snow and just barked, barked, barked."
Lau rushed to his Dutch shepherd's side.
The fact that Mrs. Molnar was alive and conscious stunned everyone. In a good way:
David Molnar is calling his wife's survival his "Christmas miracle."
As for Ace, he's still awaiting his reward: a T-bone steak.
Ace says, "Shucks, I was just doin' mah job. And don't be stingy with the trimmings!"