Jake’s Sunday Post theme “Pet.” Man saves his best friend.

Jake’s Sunday Post theme, ‘Pet’, reminded me of a story I saw on Sky News in February of this year. This incident really illustrated to me what true love for your pet can lead you to do. I believe that when you are in love with someone, you will do anything for them, and go to any lengths to be with them. If they are in danger, you will even risk your life to save them, which is exactly what this man did one bitterly cold Sunday morning in England. His dog had got itself stranded out on the ice-covered River Stour, so without a thought for his own safety, and with no hesitation, this foolhardy man stripped right down to his underpants and crawled inch by inch across the ice to save his beloved pet.

Miraculously he managed to reach his best friend, just as he himself tumbled into the icy water. Thankfully, they both managed to clamber to safety, whereupon this hero calmly got dressed again, and they continued on their walk. The incident was captured on camera by another dog walker, who found it hard to believe what he was seeing. This may seem like a foolish act of bravery, but it just goes to prove that when a loved one is in danger, be that a person or a pet, we are likely to throw all caution to the four winds and just do whatever is necessary to save them. I think it’s such a wonderful story, and am so glad it had a happy ending.

Have a great day everyone. Chat again soon.



57 comments on “Jake’s Sunday Post theme “Pet.” Man saves his best friend.

  1. I’m glad this story had a happy ending. I remember reading about similar situations that unfortunately didn’t.

  2. To many a pet is more than just an animal: it is their companion, their friend, the centre of their life. I am not surprised he would want to rescue him. I am glad they both survived the ordeal.

  3. It’s difficult to believe someone would risk their own life to save their pet. It is true a dog is a man’s best friend. I don’t have pets myself so find this bond difficult to comprehend.

  4. Oh AD it is great reading stories like this, so much better than seeing how our friends are abused. Thank you so much.
    (Hopefully I will be back full time soon!)

  5. I remember that story AD, really moving and special. I love my doggies/boys more than I love so many! I think I would probably have done the same πŸ™‚

  6. There is no way I would do this. He was just lucky the headline didn’t read “man drowns trying to save dog, dog survives”. Very very stupid

      • Sorry, I’ll have to somehow add it into my commenting avatar because my original blog which was gipsika.wordpress.com, was deleted with one too many troll-comments (at that point someone was trolling me). It’s of course irreversible and leads to a “dead” avatar. I’ll have to figure out how to fix this.

  7. Awesome heartwarming story. Dog is a man’s best friend, but we humans don’t always appreciate the loyalty of our pets. This man is a real hero πŸ™‚

  8. I agree with your opinion, Quotes “when you are in love with someone, you will do anything for them,” I like @Jake post too, gives inspiration to me. If you follow WPC ” Hands” let me know. Thanks for stopping in my blog πŸ˜›

    • Yes, it really touched my heart too, adee. Have a lovely weekend. xxx
      I hope you’ll start posting again, now that the dreaded tick has disappeared. πŸ˜‰

  9. “I think it’s such a wonderful story, and am so glad it had a happy ending.”

    I do as well,my friend,and am glad you shared it…just awesome!

    The DC

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