Dog Saves Owner from Quicksand Death
August 31 | 6 Comments
That’s my reaction to today’s story about a hero dog. I know it’s in my best interest to promote the heroes among the canine class, but I have to keep my integrity intact if I’m to continue to serve the faithful readers out there.
Let’s be honest, would there be anything worse than compromising my honor and then being compared to cats that shill for the local 9-lives club? I guess being part of the club would be worse, but that’s about it.
Anyway, I’ll let you be the judge of whether this story sounds fishy. Personally I’m forwarding this one on to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Westmorland Gazette has the full story.
A PET dog came to the rescue of its owner when she became stuck in quicksand while out for a relaxing beach stroll.
On a day off from her job at the University of Cumbria, Dr Christine Smith took her beloved seven-year-old German wirehaired pointer Matilda for a walk on the beach at Arnside as a special treat.
The pair were walking close to a stream when Mrs Smith realised her feet were sinking “very, very quickly” into the flat sand, and she was unable to free herself.
And with no one around to help and her mobile phone out of battery, she began to fear the worst – until her trusty companion lent a paw.
She added: “Matilda came over. Normally she’ll come to you and jump around and then wander off, but I believe she sensed I was in trouble.
“I was sinking further in and was really struggling. I just couldn’t get the strength to get out. The pressure on my legs was unbelievable.
“In my panic, I kept falling back in, so I had to distribute my weight and let one leg go as low as it could.
“Then I leaned my body on Matilda’s back and pulled my leg as hard as I could. She was absolutely solid as a rock.”
The struggle lasted for ten to 15 minutes before Mrs Smith had both legs free.
“She is a very loyal dog. Whenever I am in the house she follows me wherever I go. She’s an absolute star.”
In other news, bored dog owner makes up story about a great escape.