One night, it all seemed like it would unravel into tragedy. While he was sleeping, Schallman had a seizure.
But Blake was there for him - with a sharp, stern bite to his toe.
"I would have probably not woken up," Schallman says.
Now, it seems, they're even. Because Blake's last address, the one before he was rescued by the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT), was a kind of hell.
"Blake came from the home of an overwhelmed caregiver," Whitney Hanson of the HSNT tells The Dodo. "The number of pets she had really surpassed her ability to care for them properly.