A lot of times, when we mention that we are rescue dogs, people assume that we go and rescue people – not that we have been rescued from shelters. We always find that funny. But maybe now we can claim to REALLY be rescue dogs.
Yesterday, we showed you this picture:
It was taken from the top of Waterrock Knob, one of our favorite hiking spots, partly because we can almost see our house from the peak. The trail starts out from a very popular parking area on the parkway. We notice that many people on the trail are not prepared for how difficult it can be. After a paved start, the trail turns rocky and often has water flowing on it. The last section, at an elevation of about 6400 feet (1950 meters), can be narrow, rocky and wet (and icy in the fall and spring). And unlike many trails in national parks designed for the casual hiker, there are no railings along the edges.
As we were descending just below the peak, a couple passed us on their way to the top. They were no more than a few feet behind us when we heard a gasp and the husband calling out the wife’s name. She had slipped on the wet rocks and fallen OVER the edge. Fortunately, her husband had caught her hand and she had found some footing just a few feet down. We scrambled back up the trail and helped her back up and onto the trail.
(Human input – 3 dogs connected to your waist belt are not necessarily a big help in a situation like that. Just for the record).
Hey – human – this is our blog. Not yours. We tell the story our way. Anyway, she had banged her knee up a little, but, fortunately, was safe.
By the way, when we reached the parking lot, a relative of the woman approached us. Apparently, the couple had called him and let him know what had happened. He was thankful that the DOGS had come to the rescue. So pfffffffft, human. Don’t take our credit.
The Thundering Herd