25th June 2009, 10:00 PM
I thought I have an early morning walk with my three this morning and I ask my friend to come along with her fife cavaliers. Itís not far from my house and itís a beautiful place with three different lakes. I kept my two on the lead and just let Harley of the lead and my friend done the same as when you let them all of together they go a bit mad especially around water. Harley and her sister are normally ok of the lead but they were running around like daft and Harleyís sister likes to swim and Harley just stands at the edge of the water and barks at her. All of a sudden we just heard a crying more like screaming and we knew it was one of the dogs. I started panicking (Iím never any good in situations like this) when I went towards the crying I couldnít even see Harley. On the opposite side of the footpath there is another little lake but with a really steep drop straight into the water and itís so overgrown with stinging nettles and other stuff I couldnít even see him let alone reach him. By then I was in major panic mode, the way he was crying I thought he might have broken a leg. There are always a lot of dog walkers about even this early in the morning. A woman on her bike stopped to see what was going on and my friend stopped a jogger to see if he could help. The lady gave me her bicycle pump to move the vegetation to see if I could find the dog. There was Harley standing in the water just his head sticking out and crying. The riverbank is so steep I said that I will have to jump in to get him out. The lady tried to grab Harley but she said that she cant reach him and she wasnít far off falling in, so the guy held on to her and he held on to me and she managed to grab Harley the second time around. I was so grateful and couldnít thank them enough. I am so thankful someone stopped to help. They will remember me this evening as there arms must have been covered in stings from all these stinging nettles.