So near and yet so far: A brave dog grabs a rope and then attempts to scramble to safety after falling down a well… only to keep slipping when it nears the top – until it finally manages to climb free [Video]

by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | December 25, 2014 11:25 am

Definitely a smart puppy. The rescue worker deserves kudos for not giving up till the dog was safe and sound. I bet you though, if the dog had not managed to do it, someone would have either lowered a bucket or gone down after the pooch. I know I would have. The instinct for survival kicked in and the pup grabbed the rope and held on ten times until he made it out. Nine times he fell into the cold water of the well. But the tenth time was magic and his savior grabbed his collar and drug him out onto blessed dry land. Every dog has his day and this was his.[1]

On nine occasions as the dog neared the top of the well, it plunged back down.

From the Daily Mail[2]:

This brave little dog is the living proof that if at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again.

The sandy coloured pet was at the centre of a dramatic rescue mission after plunging down a deep well.

The intelligent pooch repeatedly managed to grab hold of a rope and scramble up the brickwork, only to slip and fall as it neared the top.

A rescuer, desperate to retrieve the exhausted dog, shouted words of encouragement as time-and-time again it plunged back into the freezing water.

In total nine attempts failed, but the little dog and the emergency worker refused to give up hope.

On the tenth go, a rescuer managed to grab hold of the pets collar and drag the animal to safety.

The whole ordeal lasted just under three minutes.

The bedraggled dog appeared uninjured by the experience and was seen happily wagging its tail back on dry land.

It was not known when or where the video was shot.

Since being posted online it has been watched by over 5,000 viewers across the globe.

One said: ‘ That’s one smart dog, My dog would have just look at me with a “come get me look” if I lowered a rope.’

Another said: ‘I can promise you my three dogs would have never had enough sense to bite the rope.’

The dog didn’t seem traumatized at all, just glad to be out of the well. With tail wagging, he was ready to explore and play. He bounced back instantly and went on. Wish there were more humans like that. All of this happened in less than three minutes. That is one determined, tough puppy who just would not give up. Let’s hope for his next trick, he sticks to chasing rabbits. He tried and tried again until he won – he’s a dog after my own heart.

  1. Every dog has his day and this was his.:
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