Lonesome

 LONESOME, a young stray dog adopted by Norris McIntyre saved Nils Haugejorden from a freezing death. Nils had fallen walking home at midnight in a sub-zero blizzard. The dog stayed with the injured man throughout the night, licking his face to keep him awake, lying with him to keep him warm, and frequently barking in the direction of neighbouring houses until he was able to awaken the neighbours. The injured man was rushed to hospital severely frostbitten.