An unbelievable show of friendship and loyalty as this dog stayed by his friend who was stuck in a well for a whole week, until the pair were finally saved. Tillie andPhoebe aretwo very good friends who live in the same home. In September, they ran awayfrom their human during a walk, onVashon Island in the US. Worried when they didn't come home that night, their family contacted the associationVashon Island Pet Protectors.Volunteers scoured the island for several days, but they sadly found no trace of the two dogs.
Source : @Vashon Island Pet ProtectorsIn fact, Phoebe, the Basset Hound, had slipped into a well several miles from her home. Unable to get out, she would have died ifher amazing friendTillie had not felt so compelled to stay with her.Amy Carey, who works for the animal protection association, said:
We had been out looking for about a week when we heard from a farmer here who noticed a reddish dog on his property. She had quietly approached him, and when she got his attention, turned around and headed back toward this ravine nearby. I decided to go check it out.
It was then that Amy made the most moving discovery:
When I got there and looked down, Tillie saw me but didn't come running up. She just stayed near the edge of this well, pressed with her head as close as she could get... She just stayed put, making it so clear that I had to come to her so I would see her friend.
Source : @Vashon Island Pet ProtectorsAmy then caught sight ofPhoebe, trapped at the bottom of the pit. Amy went on to say:
When I saw what was happening, tears were immediate. It was just so touching.
Tillie showed true kindness and devotion to her canine companion. No doubt she was aware that her poor friend's fate lay in her hands. If she had left her to go back to her home, Phoebewould have almost certainly never be found again.
Source : @Vashon Island Pet ProtectorsAfter a week in the wilderness, the two dogswere astonishingly well. By pure luck, they had water thanks to a rainfall. And even if they had hardly eaten anything,at least they were able to survive waiting for help.Amy recounted the dogs' reunion with their family:
Once they got out, they were happy as clams. Tillie was so relieved. When the owner came to get them, they heard his voice in the distance, you could just see their relief. They just started wiggling. It was very touching, but in a way not surprising given what we know about dogs as loyal friends. We were just so very grateful to find them safe.
An extraordinary show of empathy and loyalty, bravo Tillie!
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