Kate Arnett from Colwall, Herefordshire, with her two disability assistance dogs Ernie and Banjo, who woke Kate, after she slipped down her bed and lost her oxygen mask. A disabled woman told yesterday (Tue) how her two dogs saved her life after they woke her up by LICKING her face when her oxygen masked slipped off. See NTI story NTILICK. Kate Arnett said she was given the "lick of life" by pet pooches Ernie and Banjo who jumped on her bed in the early hours of the morning. The 48-year-old requires an oxygen tank due to injuries she sustained when she was mown down by a car which mounted a pavement 28 years ago. But on March 27 Kate's mask fell off while she slept next to her husband Gavin, 43, who was oblivious to the danger she was in. Incredibly, sending something was wrong the two black Labradors leapt on the bed and started licking her face and pawing at her arms until she woke up. Yesterday (Tue) Kate, from Malvern, Worcs., revealed how she had been just hours from death if it hadn't had been for the actions of her hero dogs.