Dog found help for friend stuck for a week in a ravine

Here’s your feel-good story of the day: a reminder that there is still good in the world.
Phoebe, a basset hound, fell into a concrete cistern in a ravine in the woods of Washington state, and couldn’t get out.
Phoebe
So Phoebe’s friend, Tillie the Irish Setter, went to find help, each day for a week.
Meanwhile, the nonprofit animal rescue organization Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) had posted photos of the two missing dogs on their Facebook page, hoping someone would spot them.
On September 14, 2015, VIPP received a call from Joe Curiel about a “reddish” dog coming up to them on their property, before promptly heading back into a ravine.
Acting on the tip, VIPP volunteers made their way into the ravine, calling “Tillie! Tillie!” After a bit of searching, the volunteers heard a small one-woof response. A few minutes later, they found Tillie lying beside the old cistern with her head resting on the concrete wall.
Tillie & Phoebe
Here’s VIPP’s account, posted on their Facebook page:
VIPP Facebook
Both dogs were cold and hungry, but are doing well.
H/t KING-TV
And that’s why St. Bonaventure called animals “creatures without sin”!
~Éowyn

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MeThePeople
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MeThePeople

COOL

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

What a sweet and wonderful story to start my morning.

josephbc69
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I just learned from Lela, my oldest daughter now 45, that earlier this past Summer when she went with Ian, a neighbour, to swim at a place known locally as “the Rocks”, she decided to take Ruger with her. He’s a large, very muscular, six year old Black Labrador crossed by a Red Lab; even his tail is muscled! Because of his size and weight, he’s rarely allowed to leave home, as people are intimidated by him, although he’s VERY good-natured and not aggressive. After she and Ian jumped in with great splashes from the large rocks on the shore,… Read more »

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this beautiful post! We have so much to learn from God’s creatures, as they are so pure and loving, asking nothing in return. And yes, St. Bonaventure hit the nail on the head! We would do well to remember what he said always.

Arrick
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Arrick

Nice ….. pets are loyal to us and each other ……. now for a sad story please post ….. June 2014 I got a destressed call from a lady who had the rug pulled out from under her at her end for a move out of province she had just leased her house for a 2 yr term to a family and could not legally kick them out …. She had a 14yr old son and female sheppard and 5 puppies (she spent weeks nursing back to health from Parvo someone brought into her home when the pups were small… Read more »

DCG
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Luvs a happy ending 🙂

Christian Zionist
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Bless the critters…and remember Romans 8:21-23, all creation…God bless them and thank you God for giving them to us. Reblogging this precious story on exposingmodernmugwumps.com

Christian Zionist
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Reblogged this on Exposing Modern Mugwumps.

citizenjane
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In my childhood, I had two Setters and one Basset Hound, among others.
They were the sweetest dogs. They loved me as much as I loved them.
This story warms my heart and I long to go back to those years. Thanks
for this post.