A Marsing-area woman who used the Heimlich maneuver to save her dog, Rufus, says the story has gained national attention.
Sonja Weeks, owner of the 100-pound rottweiler-chow, called 911 on July 18 when she discovered the dog was choking.An emergency medical operator talked Weeks through the Heimlich and she was able to dislodge a bone is the dog's throat.
Reporters from as far away as New York and Chicago have called her for interviews. A crew from the New York-based American Journal television show was expected to visit her home.
Week is not sure how she feels about all the attention. "It's a little embarrassing," she said.