In the middle of the night, Susan and Lonnie Chester's dogs were up and adamant that they be let outside.
This was far from the two Labradoodles' normal behavior, Susan Chester said.
Adam and Eva would not give up. Adam started pulling on her husband's sleeve. Lonnie Chester pushed himself out of bed and before he could get the front door open, the dogs were crowding him, their noses pressed to the door.
When Lonnie pushed it open, Adam and Eva bolted for the driveway, where the Michigan couple's neighbor, an 89-year-old woman, lay shivering in the snow, wearing only a nightgown and robe.
She was maybe 20 feet from our front door," Susan said. "She may have been crying out. She is a frail woman. They would have heard her," she said of her dogs.
Lonnie brought the woman inside and he and Susan wrapped her in blankets and called 911. She told Lonnie, "I'm so cold, I'm so cold."