This is the story of Leah Reeder, a fifteen years old teenager and her dog Ralph who persevered under life threatening situation. Leah was attacked by a bear one night when she was taking a stroll with her dog. Unaware of the movement as she was listening to music, the bear knocked her down before she even realized what had happened. Instead of panicking, she pretended to be dead instead. And then her dog Ralph intimidated the bear by attacking and barking at it. This scared the bear away.
Fortunately she had enough strength to walk towards her father's house. She needed immediate medical attention. Leah got several stitches and a big gash on her head for which had a major and lengthy surgery.
The dog even though much smaller in size showed courage under fire and scared away an animal 10 times his size. Courage is important in life, but sensible thinking should follow. Too much courage can be fatal as well.