Survival suits this dog just fine
Everyone loves a happy ending and I wanted to share this one with you all!
July 09, 2009
By Mark Freeman
AGNESS â€” Pete Pollard walked up the remote trail through the Lower Rogue River Canyon with the melancholy of a man who knows his one missed oar-stroke killed his daughter’s dog.
The day before, the 57-year-old Talent man miss-rowed while rafting the wild Rogue’s Blossom Bar, pitching himself, two others and two canines into the river for a perilous bounce downstream.
All were rescued within minutes of the accident â€” except for Ali, a 15-pound Boston terrier. Now, a full day later, it was time to recover the last victim.
“I was looking in the eddies for his body,” Pollard says.
Then a twig snapped just off the trail. And another. “Oh, geez,” Pollard thought. “Now I gotta deal with a bear.”
But out of the bushes popped Ali, still sporting his blue life vest.
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