When the family’s Great Pyrenees, Rosco, went missing, Dave Baird feared the worst. He had experienced the theft of two dogs a year ago, and thought tragedy had struck his family twice. He was right about the tragedy, but wrong about the theft.
After two days of searching, Baird’s daughter Mikeala found Rosco stuck in the ice on the North Saskatchewan River. Firefighters were able to cut the dog out of the ice, and Rosco was rushed to Edmonton Veterinarians Emergency Clinic.
When he arrived, his tail was encased in a block of ice about the size of a gasoline can. Veterinarians credit Rosco’s survival to the fact that he is a Great Pyrenees, bred to live outside in very cold weather. His thick fur provided insulation against the cold water as it froze around him. He is expected to make a full recovery.
So glad he’s going to be okay!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!