It's been a big two weeks for a man and his dogs.
Tim Chavez said his pooches have been so close, they even reached the national spotlight together.
“They've always been close,” he said.
It started when 9-year-old Saint Bernard Jazzy got loose from his home in Belen, NM.
Hours later, Tim Chavez said Jazzy did not come home.
Razor the dachshund knew Jazzy was in trouble. When he couldn't get Tim Chavez's attention, he ran to the ditch where his friend was stuck.
A passerby followed Razor and saw the Saint Bernard stuck in the mud in the ditch. Razor wouldn't leave Jazzy's side.
“That makes him really brave to try to get his attention to help Jazzy,” said Hannah Chavez, Tim Chavez's daughter.
It was a skillful rescue by police and firefighters.
“We don't get called out to save dogs all the time, but a life is a life and once we get called to duty, that's what we do,” said Capt. Joe Saiz, Belen Fire Department.
At a recent Belen City Council meeting, its members honored Razor.
“We congratulate you on your unknowingly gallant effort,” the council said.
Razor wore the medal with pride and both dogs received a lot of extra attention.
Tim Chavez said fame and recognition haven't changed his dogs, except for the better.
“Jazzy's more willing to share out of the same bowl,” he said. “And that's no joke.”
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