Lulu came up with a piggy plan when her owner suffered a heart attack
Jo Ann and Jack Altsman had agreed to baby-sit their daughter’s pot-bellied piggy that would save the owner’s life. The love towards the owner compelled Lulu to save her owner’s life suffering from heart attack. It was an August afternoon when Jo Ann suffered a heart attack and there were no neighbors nearby, her husband was away on a fishing trip on Lake Erie and she was alone with Lulu and an American Eskimo dog called Bear.
Bear just barked and barked and Lulu knew she had to do something before it was too late. She made her way out of the vacation trailer squeezing through a doggie door that was too small for her, scratching her belly badly as she went. Never before had she ever left the yard, but today was different. She lay down in the road and waited. Several cars came by and just rode past her. Later on, she went back to check on Jo Ann and continued to scrap her already bleeding belly. And finally 45 minutes later a caring motorist stopped to help Lulu and when she saw him, scrambled to her feet and began walking towards the trailer, leaving a trail of blood as she went.
The motorist followed Lulu and saw that Jo Ann was unconscious, and quickly dialed 911. The ambulance rushed Jo Ann to the Beaver Medical Center where doctors conducted an open-heart surgery. Lulu’s wounds were also attended to.
Lulu became an appreciated celebrity. Besides the fact that Lulu the piggy had the Tiffany gold hero’s medal from the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, she also graced the stages of both The Oprah Winfrey Show and David Letterman.
Unfortunately, Lulu was overweight reaching almost 350 pounds at her heaviest as her owners spoiled her and fed her sweet ice treats in the summer and jelly donuts in the winter which caused her early death at the age of five to this amazing pig who ironically suffered a heart attack as her owner had done.