Nana Chaichanhda kept chanting the same thing over and over again: “I owe Sasha my life.”
While everyone in the neighborhood was sleeping, an inferno was raging in Nana’s apartment building. The neighborhood was on fire, and it was clear that if nothing was done quickly, it would soon reach Nana’s complex.
Normally, she would not leave her 8-month-old pit bull outside to sleep, but luck was on her side on this particular night.
Sasha began barking and thumping at the back door around 11 p.m. She couldn’t sleep with her cute pet acting like that. Nana couldn’t figure out what was wrong because “Sasha doesn’t act like this.”
She opened the door to see why Sasha wouldn’t let her sleep. Sasha dashed into the bedroom where Nana’s 7-month-old baby was sleeping the moment Nana opened the door.
Nana stepped outside and noticed a nearby unit on fire. It had already spread to her own complex. When she saw the pit bull trying to pull her 7-month-old baby, Masailah, off the bed, she ran back into the house to get her children. Sasha started pulling at Masailah’s diaper to drag her outside as soon as she was off the bed.
From Nana’s report, she said “She had already had my baby by the diaper and was dragging her off the bed”, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, what are you doing?’”
It was then that she realized the pit bull truly cares about her and her children. Fortunately, they were able to leave the building in time to notify the other neighbors.
Everyone escaped the building before anything bad could happen to them. The neighbors requested emergency help. Despite their efforts to put out the fire, the building had already been destroyed.
It was all thanks to Sasha. It wouldn’t have been simple like it turned out to be if Sasha wasn’t there for the family. Nana couldn’t help saying “I owe my life to Sasha”.
She must have felt pretty lucky to have a lifesaver like Sasha. Sasha was appreciated by everyone in the neighborhood. If it hadn’t been for her, most people would have been hurt, and not all of the lives in the neighborhood would have been complete.
Nana described the pit bull as having a special bond with her 7-month-old daughter. They were born just a few days apart.
She knew the two had formed a strong bond, but she couldn’t have known how strong it was until the fire. She is grateful to her pet for raising the alarm, which saved her, her children, and the lives of everyone in the neighborhood.