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Winston January 28th, 2011 12:23 PM

A very happy outcome!!
I have to share this story as it gave me goose bumps!

A coworker of mine was working at home yesterday. It was early in the morning and she was working away but felt like someone was looking at her. She turned her head and looked through one of her windows and there were 2 German Shepherds staring back at her. She got up from her desk and they started to move away from her window. They trotted off down the back of her property. She watched them as they trotted away. At the back of her home there is a large pond. The 2 GSD’s trotted across the frozen pond…She continued to watch and then all of a sudden one of them broke through the ice….it frantically tried to get out but could not. The remaining one on land began to bark and go crazy. My friend immediately ran outside (in her pj’s) hopped in her car to try to find a neighbour down the road to help her…no one was around but she managed to flag a man down on the road and he told her he would help her.

They got back to the property and pulled out a ladder to try to get out as far as the dogs were on the pond…it was too short…the ran looking for a longer ladder. In her frantic moments trying to find someone she called 911.

They managed to find a 30ft ladder and lay it on the pond. The man she flagged down was just about to crawl across the ladder when the fire department arrived.

One fireman went out and was able to save the dogs life. He brought it back into her house and they used a hair dryer to warm the dog up..(they were really worried about the dogs heart!)

The police arrived and the dogs did have tags so the officer called Animal Control and they advised the police officer that they were not able to give out any information but that they would contact the owners.

The other GSD stayed around the property and wouldn’t leave but wouldn’t let anyone get near it either. Once all of the people started to leave my frind opened her garage to show the other dog that its mate was okay….it slowly began to trust her and she managed to get it in the garage as well.

Long story short the owners were located. They lived 5km away from her. Apparently the dogs stay in the garage while the owners are away and there kid didn’t close the door properly on Monday. They had been lost since Monday and this happened on Wednesday.

I found this story amazing….to think of her looking out the window at the exact moment the dog fell through the ice? What if she wasn’t around? The pup would have died for sure and the owners would never have know the fate of their pet??

She certainly was their Angel that day!

And so were the firemen!!

diandpat January 28th, 2011 12:44 PM

WOW, that is quite a story. So happy it had a positive outcome too. Hope they can find a safe room in the home for the dogs when they go out so this can't happen again.

Bravo to your friend and of course the firemen! :thumbs up

luckypenny January 28th, 2011 03:12 PM

Lucky dogs!!

Kudos to your friend and the others involved in saving the one who fell into the pond :thumbs up.

Tundra_Queen January 28th, 2011 04:10 PM

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Winston I'm so glad your friend was there and willing to get involved!! Great thing she and everyone did to save that dog!!

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chico2 January 28th, 2011 04:22 PM

Great happy-ending story:thumbs up
You never know when you're help is suddenly needed:grouphug:to your friend for caring and saving the dog:dog:

Luvmypitgirls January 28th, 2011 05:25 PM

Wow what a wonderful ending indeed!
I wish there were more wonderful endings like this one.

Dee-O-Gee January 28th, 2011 05:43 PM

Oh how I love happy endings.

:highfive: :highfive: :highfive: to your coworker and all the emergency crew! :thumbs up:thumbs up

shirley1011 January 28th, 2011 06:06 PM

That is the second story I have heard of that exact same thing...except the first was our Gunnar....he escaped last winter and went to a pond a few doors down where new people had just moved in....he went on the pond after the geese and fell thru....The neighbor was watching out his family room window and saw him and ran with rope and managed to get him up on the ice and back to safety...he took him to the vet and they scanned him and called us but the neighbor was kind enough to bring him back home to to us from the vets.

Gunnar...won't go near water....not even in the summer!

Both these dogs could have had a different outcome if someone wasn't watching out the window! I guess there was a guardian angel watching over them both!

Winston January 28th, 2011 06:43 PM

It just amazes me that the stars were aligned perfectly so to speak?? That she happened to be home from work first of all....then that she witnessed it?? what horrified me was that it could have been anyone's pup and they would never know the outcome.:(..but in this case there must have been an angel out there somewhere!! :angel:

I just got the goosebumps again! :thumbs up

hazelrunpack January 28th, 2011 08:53 PM

Angels were definitely working overtime that day, Winston! Glad the story has a happy ending! :thumbs up

rainbow January 28th, 2011 10:42 PM

I found this story amazing….to think of her looking out the window at the exact moment the dog fell through the ice? What if she wasn’t around? The pup would have died for sure and the owners would never have know the fate of their pet??

She certainly was their Angel that day!

And so were the firemen!![/QUOTE]

It is an amazing story and big hugs to everyone that helped to save these dogs. :angel: :grouphug:

Love4himies January 29th, 2011 06:56 AM

It is amazing how changes in our normal routines can have such a live saving outcome. Thank goodness for your friend and the man who helped her. :angel: :angel:

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