(KFOR) -- What started as a dog's misfortune ended in a life-saving act of heroism in Oklahoma City early Sunday morning.
"Cooper" the dog's bathroom break had impeccable timing.
He went out around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
That's when an unusual chain of events took off.
"There was a skunk out there. I never saw him but he spewed the dog real good, got me a little bit," explains Frank Kirk, Cooper's owner.
Kirk and his son, Canton Bond, walked outside in the pitch black and pouring rain to bathe Cooper and get rid of that awful stench.
As they got outside, they saw that their neighbor's house was on fire.
The two sprang into action and managed to get their elderly neighbor to the back door and guide her out to the curb.
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