In the case of a family based in Plainfield, Illinois, reality stands well on its own, with the family’s story telling how much reality actually affects fiction.
Their story tells of how a “furry fire” alarm managed to save them.
Reports tell of how quick Payton was in alerting the youngest son of the family, when hints of the fire from the house’s basement came out. After waking up and getting a firm feel over what was going on, the lad was equally quick in calling the attention of everyone.
Joh Stratton, Fire Department Deputy Chief, was glad that no lives were put in harm’s way from the fire, which is estimated to have caused nearly $400,000 in damages. Stratton also noted that the fire was strong, caused by the billowing winds known to occur in the area.
Payton’s story of heroism may not be as dynamic as most tales would tell, but as realities stories would share, it speaks volumes about a dog’s loyalty to his master and family.