I have a 5 year old Austrian Shepard and she is the smartest dog I have ever seen. She knows sign language commands, voice commands, and knows all the members of the family by name. Right at 6pm my wife goes to let her into the house and she jumped straight up and bumped the storm door. When she did one of the glass panes broke. She hit the grown a section of glass stuck into her chest. My wife called me and I applied pressure until my wife called the vet. Of course they where closed so we had to go to the emergency vet. My wife drove and I hold her in the back seat she was doing very good on the 15 min car ride. We got her there and they took her right back. After some CPR, emergency surgery, lots of blood and lots of meds to fight infection she is doing much better,. The surgeons told us her jugular was cut completely in two. The glass made a small cut but they had to cut a 3-4" opening to find both sections and reattach them. They don't know how she lived as long as she did with the jugular cut. They told use Sunday night she is eating very good and should recover good as long as they can keep the infection down. With a little luck she will be home in a few days. Glad we still have our tax refund. Hoping our home owners insurance will help with the costs but I don't know. But she is my girl and in the end I don't care about the cost just glad she is doing good. She is part of the family and we all is not having her here with us. Pray for her please.