Not all bathroom breaks are equal. In fact, this one saved a life.
Last month, in the midst an early morning snowstorm in Flagstaff, Arizona, dog-owner John Paul Roccaforte was awoken by his dog, Izzy, who needed to be let outside to pee. Stirred from sleep by the commotion, his other dog, Marley, apparently heard nature's call and ran out as well - but a more urgent sound soon caught his ear.
For Roccaforte, all seemed quiet and still in the sprawling woods beyond the property. Marley, however, knew the truth.
"He started running back and forth along the fence, barking. Marley is really sensitive to stuff, and I could tell he was really tuned into something," Roccaforte told The Dodo. "I looked out but didn't see anything in the darkness, so I started to head back inside. Then I heard a voice in the woods, faintly, off in the distance."
Marley had been sensing what no one else could at first - a lost hiker on the verge of death.