This morning on Fox and Friends, we got to meet Troy, a Doberman Pinscher who became a hero in a way that most would not expect.
Diane Papazian and her husband, Harry, sat down with Elisabeth and Brian to share the incredible story of how Troy helped Diane discover that she had breast cancer.
Diane said that her husband convinced her to get the months-old Doberman three years ago. They already had one dog that was causing her allergies.
She recalled that soon after they brought Troy home, he was in bed with them when he did something that would eventually save her life.
"All of a sudden he starts nuzzling and nuzzling and nuzzling against my left side. So I'm thinking 'what the heck?' And he just keeps doing it and doing it. ... He was sweet as could be. And I start to itch, and that's when I felt the lump," she said, adding that she does not think it was a coincidence.
"He was trying to tell me something. I'm convinced of it."
Diane said that she had gone for a mammogram five months earlier and it turned up nothing. She wasn't due to have another one until six months later. The lump in her breast turned out to be stage two cancer, and was three centimeters in size.
The couple wonders to this day what would have happened if they had not brought Troy to their Staten Island, New York, home.
"He saved my life. He really did," she said.
The amazing canine is now getting set to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which starts tonight in NYC. We know who we're rooting for!
Watch the interview above.