Man Says He’s Still Alive Today Due to What His Dog Did

March 15, 2016 Updated: March 15, 2016

Byron Taylor says he’s still alive today because of his dog Geo.

Taylor, 23, was in a dark place after a break-up, and decided to take his own life. He crafted a noose out of a piece of rope, then went downstairs to write a suicide note to his family and friends.

But it was as if Geo, a Rare Welsh Bull Mastiff, could sense something was amiss.

I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for him.
— Byron Taylor

When Taylor returned to the room after writing the note, he found Geo had grabbed the noose and wouldn’t let it go. 

“At first, I thought he wanted to play,” Taylor told the Mirror. “I said ‘give it here’, and he started growling at me.”

(Byron Taylor/Facebook}
(Byron Taylor/Facebook}

The normally well-trained, submissive dog tore the rope to shreds. 

“He chewed up the noose. He never growls, but each time I tried to take it off him, he would snarl,” Byron said. “In a way, I think Geo knew what I was going to do. They have a sixth sense about this kind of thing. He knew something was up.”

Taylor decided not to take his life, and credits Geo with still being alive.

Unfortunately, the dog recently went to the vet where it was discovered he has a tumor in his head that is quickly spreading to other parts of his body, leaving Byron with a tough decision. But Taylor wanted people to know what his dog did for him. 

“I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for him,” he said.