Within the household of a Deqing Circuit family there was an old woman, lying ill in bed. One day she cried out for water to drink, when none of the family were at her side. An old dog suddenly began to walk like a human, entering the kitchen and taking the hot soup, carrying it to her in a soup bowl like a human would, and the patient not being in the least surprised. After this her illness cleared up, and the family had no idea how.
Anon., Huhai xinwen yijian xuzhi, 後2.255 (Tale 460):
Yuan Haowen 元好問, Chang Zhenguo 常振國 (ed), Xu Yijian zhi 續夷堅志 (Continued Records of the Listener), and Anon., Jin Xin 金心 (ed.), Huhai xinwen yijian xuzhi 湖海新聞夷堅續志 (Continuation of Records of the Listener with New Items from the Lakes and Seas) (Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 1986).