Dog saves owner from choking -- by giving her the Heimlich

It’s either this or another labored post about the GOP presidential field. Be grateful.

Dumbest quote of the year thus far — yes or no?

“I know it sounds a little weird, but I think he had a sense of what was happening,” Parkhurst said Monday. “Of all the dogs in the world, I never would have expected this goofy one here to know the Heimlich.”

As strange as Parkhurst’s story might sound, Toby’s actions actually followed the emergency measures recommended for choking victims by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

Both agencies recommend first aid responders use a series of five back blows followed by a series of five abdominal thrusts, otherwise known as the “five and five.”

“I have no idea where he learned it from,” Parkhurst said. “But can tell you that I’m going to peel and mash my apples from now on.”

Exit question: This is a hoax, right? “I have no idea where he learned it from?” Come on.