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Dog Spends A WEEK Guarding Her Trapped Best Friend Until Help Arrives
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Dog Spends A WEEK Guarding Her Trapped Best Friend Until Help Arrives

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Tillie the golden retriever and Phoebe the basset hound didn’t return from a walk on Vashon Island, Washington, in early September. Their owner contacted Vashon Island Pet Protectors who, after five days, posted a lost dog notice to their Facebook. A stranger soon reported that Tillie had been seen on their property seemingly trying to draw human attention, so the VIPP volunteers set out to investigate.

“When I got there and looked down, Tillie saw me but didn’t come running up,” a volunteer told The Dodo. “She just stayed near the edge of this cistern, pressed with her head as close as she could get. Had she run up, we might have never realized that Phoebe was down there. She just stayed put, making it so clear that I had to come to her so I would see her friend.”

The dogs were both in good health, and had avoided dehydration by drinking rainwater.

More info: Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

“We had been out looking for about a week when we heard from a farmer here who noticed a reddish dog on his property”

They posted a missing-dog notice online

“Had she run up, we might have never realized that Phoebe was down there”

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There is a beast with heart of cold stone that dashes like lightning, shreds flesh from bone. // Bewitched by this beast, I fell to my knees. My mouth babbled madness and mumbled soft pleas. // I stared down the ravenous, gnashing dark maw of a cute cuddly kitten with yarn in its paw

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Dovas

Dovas

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There is a beast with heart of cold stone that dashes like lightning, shreds flesh from bone. // Bewitched by this beast, I fell to my knees. My mouth babbled madness and mumbled soft pleas. // I stared down the ravenous, gnashing dark maw of a cute cuddly kitten with yarn in its paw

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AshleyMorgereth
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The likely reason the photos don't match is that the owners did not have any current photos of the dogs to use in the missing dogs notice and so they used photos of similar-looking dogs that they found online. I'm a lost pet consultant and this is what we advise pet owners to do when they don't have any good photos of their pets.

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riti
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The dogs on the 'missing dogs notice' are different compared to other photos??

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LaraAndersen
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

DOES ANYBODY BOTHER TO READ??? Thank you, Ashley, for taking the time to explain the reason why the photos don't "match". This is a happy ending to what was probably a very trying week for the owners. Isn't that what's really important here?!

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AshleyMorgereth
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The likely reason the photos don't match is that the owners did not have any current photos of the dogs to use in the missing dogs notice and so they used photos of similar-looking dogs that they found online. I'm a lost pet consultant and this is what we advise pet owners to do when they don't have any good photos of their pets.

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riti
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The dogs on the 'missing dogs notice' are different compared to other photos??

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LaraAndersen
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

DOES ANYBODY BOTHER TO READ??? Thank you, Ashley, for taking the time to explain the reason why the photos don't "match". This is a happy ending to what was probably a very trying week for the owners. Isn't that what's really important here?!

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