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.
I could honestly say I would do exactly the same thing
I would love to say the same, but I can’t swim, so might not have been so brave.
I’m glad this story had a happy ending. I remember reading about similar situations that unfortunately didn’t.
Yes, me too, mara. They were both very lucky that day. 😉
What a frightening situation. I’m glad it ended the way it did.
Yes, I would have been so petrified, just watching it unfold.
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.
Oh yes, you’re so right, Colline. Thanks so much for the visit and the comment. 😉
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.
I completely understand your reasoning, piglet. Thanks so much for the visit. 😉
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!)
Yes, you’re so right, Blossom. Hope to see you around more often. 😉 Hugs xx
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 🙂
Yes, I believe you would, Ruth. 😉
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
Luckily this wasn’t the case, Chris. It could so easily have ended in tragedy.
Some things are just worth saving 😉
So true, 68. I can think of a few people I wouldn’t risk my life for. Mostly politicians. 😉
Totally amazing! But, true.
The true stories are often the most amazing ones. 😉
When I go to your gipsika link, it can’t be found. ;(
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.
YAY! Good for both of them.Glad they’re safe
😉 Yes, a very happy ending indeed.
I remember this and thought at the time ‘brave but stupid’. Have a great Sundays AD 🙂
Yes, I do tend to agree with you, but I really admire that guy. 😉 Hope you’ve also had a great weekend, Tandy. xxx
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 🙂
Yes he is, Son. I’ve also read many stories of heroic animals who have saved their owners lives. 😉
This is to cute. What a man shall do for the one he loves?
Glad you enjoyed the story, evea. 😉
Yes, it was really hart warming stuff.
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 😛
Thanks so much for your visit and comment. I’m still thinking about the ‘hands’ challenge. 😉
Hopefully get it, I wait 😉
Oh I’m so glad they both survived! Scary!
Yes, they were very lucky. It could have ended in tragedy.
I honestly don’t know how it didn’t…hurts to think about it…
Agree with you, Suzanne. It was a miracle. 😉
so heart-warming to see this icy rescue, love is amazing, thanks for sharing it!
Thanks for the visit. Glad you also loved the story. 😉
What a great story my friend ,good work for this week theme 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. Glad you enjoyed my post. 😉
That’s an amazing photo, AD. Must admit, I’d do the same for all of my loved ones – which includes my dogs! xx
I’m sure you would! 😉 Hugs to you. xx
One of the loveliest stories I have every read, AD! ♥
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. 😉
This is a wonderful story. I am glad too to hear the happy ending. Thank you dear AD, love, nia
Glad you enjoyed the story, dear nia. 😉 Happy weekend to you.
Heart lifting story. Thanks for posting it.
So good to see you here. Glad you also loved the story. 😉
Thanks for sharing
My pleasure. It seemed just right for the theme. 😉
“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!
Thanks for your visit again, DC. Happy cycling this weekend. 😉
YW,and alread been riding teeheehee,will be again 😀
You don’t surprise me, DC. Keep it up. 😉