The dog was really grateful

December 20, 2010 4:40:02 AM PST
Chewie the dog didn't bite the hand that feeds her -- but hands that saved her.

Sheriff's Sgt. Tatum Buckley, went into a burning home to save Chewie.

In the process, the blind rat terrier bit the Vander, North Carolina, area lawman.

The Pier family's other dogs and Christmas presents were taken to safety earlier.

Buckley even let Allen Pier off from a speeding ticket, when he learned the man was rushing to his burning home.