Daisy the spaniel head-butted Fiona Cole in the spot where a tumour was growing
Fiona, 41, said: “Daisy is my guardian angel. I have no doubt I owe her my life. Somehow she knew I had cancer even before I did.” Fiona, a holistic therapist and mother to May, 15, and Eleanor, 13, said: “She started acting strangely, sniffing and nudging with her nose the underside of my left breast.
“I ignored her for three weeks. Then one night when I was sat on the sofa she jumped up and head-butted it. I remember saying: “Ow, Daisy, be careful!” but she wouldn’t stop.
Two days later she was diagnosed with an aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer which had spread to her lymph nodes. She was told it had been caught it in the nick of time.