Tillie, a golden retriever bitch, and watched for a week girlfriend – Phoebe, a basset hound – who had fallen into a pit and had no way to get out of it alone.
Dogs are known for their loyalty, both to people and to their peers, and this example merely to highlight this fact.
Tillie and Phoebe went to explore the forest, but did not return home, which has worried owners of Vashon Island. They contacted an organization for the protection of dogs in the region, Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) and posted an ad on Facebook, five days after the disappearance of dogs. They had no way of knowing at the time that Phoebe had fallen into a ravine, several kilometers away from the house and can not go out there alone.
Those from VIPP learned, then, from an unknown, that a golden retriever that looked like Tillie was seen on his property and that he seemed to try to attract people’s attention. Some volunteers went there to see what it is. “I was looking for almost a week”, when a farmer told us that he saw a dog on his property, which approached shyly and when her attention, turned and headed to the ravin.
“When I got there, Tillie saw me but did not come to me. Sat on the edge of the ravine, head stretched as far as he could. If you would be raised, perhaps we would not have realized that Phoebe was down there. Tillie did not move from there, a sign that he had to go see what was happening, so I found friend, “says further voluntary. The dogs were rescued and came home healthy – drank rainwater, so they were not dehydrated. Finally, everyone cheered and friendship between the two has proved extremely lucky puppy.