Firemen, policemen and dogs.
My grandfather takes my dogs out for an off leash run in the forest daily. Well yesterday i get a call from him while i'm at the pharmacy asking me to come to where he is because my mini Shar pie has chased a deer and after waiting for her for half an hour he's afraid she is lost.
I meet him and he tells me to stay with his truck while he drives around the trails looking for her. This is about 4 in the afternoon.I sit and wait.
The reason i was at the pharmacy was something i ate the day before really disagreed with me so i was picking up some anti nausea, anti diarrhea medicine so i'm sitting and waiting sick as a dog and its getting later and later. I call another friend to bring me something cold to drink and now we are both sitting and waiting.
It's starting to get getting dark. My grandfather calls and says he found Savannah and they are on their way back to the truck that i should go on home but i told him i'd wait to make sure they got back so we sit and wait.
Now it is dark and cold so i call my grandfathers cell. It goes straight to voice mail so i start to get worried, my grandfather is healthy but shit happens so i start imagining he's had a heart attack or something awful. I'm freaking out and trying to figure out what to do in between bouts of nausea, thank god i had someone with me with a level head... right?
My friend decides that he will go looking for him.
Anyone know where this is going?
Another hour later and now they are both lost!! I finally reach my grandfather who tells me he is in some bramble thicket in the swamp and CAN"T get out. My friend is totally lost and his flashlight has died.
Hmm exactly who do you call in THIS situation?
I call the fire department cause i know the chief and i'm thinking he will know what to do. Next thing i know there are fire trucks and police cars everywhere with people pouring out of the cars headed into the forest.I am REALLY freaking out now. My cell is dead, their cells are dead and i have no idea what is going on.
Finally after another hour i see one of the searchers come out carrying Savannah. He tells me that they have found my grandfather and my friend and they are on their way out. Savannah is shredded from the thorns ripping at her legs, face and body to the point that she couldn't walk anymore and they are worried she is going into shock so they take her to the ambulance to check her over and get her warm.
God she is a bloody sad mess. I'm sitting there wondering what kinda shape the rest of the party is going to be in when the get out.
When they do appear half an hour later i felt relief wash over me like i've never felt before.
My grandfather is soaked, missing both shoes and he looks worse than Savannah. They thorns have ripped his face, arms and feet, my friend managed to avoid the thorns cause he got lost in the opposite direction and Hank the other Shar pie oddly doesn't have a scratch on him.
When everyone is out they explain that they found my grandfather and kept telling him to just let the dogs off their leashes and the dogs would find their way out but he refused to let the dogs off their leashes. So they had to go in and chop both him and the dogs free of the brambles in order for them to get out!! The guys tell me "ya know he would have died before he would have let those dogs off leash, that's some bond they got"
We won't be taking the doggies for anymore off leash runs in the forest.