Thom Lambert always wanted to have a dog for his furniture shop. He thought a shop dog would make his business look cool. Luckily, his wife fell in love with a coonhound named Edgar. But Edgar soon proved that he’s more than a house pet or a shop dog. He is a hero.
Thom always had the crazy idea of getting a dog for his furniture business. But his wife, Melissa, wasn’t agreeable with it. Their hands are already full with their three daughters, ages 3 to 8. For Melissa, taking in a dog would mean more work.
But Melissa had a change of heart when she met and adopted a coonhound named Edgar. Edgar used to be a stray dog and was labeled by his previous shelter in West Virginia as “unadoptable.” Thom is thankful that Melissa fell in love with Edgar because they never knew that the dog would, later on, save their kids’ lives.
Edgar scares a kidnapper
The family had come home in the wee hours of the morning after attending a funeral service. After tucking the girls to bed, Thom and Melissa went to their bedroom with Edgar in tow.
A few hours later, Edgar started barking furiously. It was the first time the dog barked so loud. When Thom finally managed to quiet the dog down, he heard an odd noise just below their bedroom. Thom rushed to his daughters’ bedroom to check on them. He was relieved to see the girls still sleeping soundly.
Thom knew for sure that he had locked the doors, but he forgot to close the kitchen window. With a knife on hand, Thom looked around the house but found no one. They’ve also called 911 to report the incident.
Later on, the Lamberts discovered that the man who broke into their home has already kidnapped a four-year-old girl in their neighborhood three days ago. He kept the girl inside a wooden chest. Thankfully, the girl was able to escape.
The intruder was also charged with a series of crimes such as burglary, kidnapping, and unlawful restraint. The man also admitted he had the intention of kidnapping one of Thom’s daughters.
Thanks to Edgar’s alertness, the intruder got scared and wasn’t able to carry out his evil plan. Edgar is now being considered a local hero. If it weren’t for this adorable pooch, Thom and Melissa couldn’t imagine what could have happened to their little girls.
Thanks to Thom Lambert