Figo the golden retriever is a very good and brave doggie

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Who's a good doggie?? Figo the seeing-eye dog is a good doggie!!

Figo the seeing-eye dog jumped in front of a "mini-school bus" to protect his blind owner after the two of them walked into a busy intersection on Monday in Brewster, New York. Figo got a sweet-ass cast for his efforts, and if the video below is any indication, the doggie is in very good spirits!

Via ABC News:

"Right before it happened the dog did something really heroic," Del Gardo said. "He sort of lunged at the bus. It injured his leg and paw, and the woman received multiple injuries. When EMS came, he [Figo] didn’t want to leave her side."


But… is the doggie really a good doggie?

Figo, who received an operation at Middlebranch Veterinary in Carmel, New York, is now doing well in his recovery process, according to his vet Dr. LouAnn Pfeifer.

Pfeifer, who has been caring for eight-year-old Figo, said she is not surprised that he sacrificed himself for Stone.

"This is what they're trained for," she said. "He’s a good boy. He's been a patient of ours since he was in service of Miss. Stone and he is just a wonderful dog."



Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.

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