Dogs typically are known as man's best friend, but in Kevin Johnson's case, his service dog, Reese's, is more than that.
She's a lifesaver.
Johnson, 64, went to enter his detached garage to get food for his chickens Oct. 19, but because of Reese's insistence that he not open the door, Johnson went on to work in the garden instead. He didn't think much of it until the next morning when Reese's was even more persistent that he not open the garage door.
Johnson realized something must be wrong, so he flagged down a passing Atmos Energy truck. Reese's led men to an area behind the garage where a leak in the gas line later was discovered.
"It was filling my garage with gas," Johnson said.
Had he opened the door and turned on the light switch, things could have been bad, he said.