What is your dog to you? Your best friend? Your sibling?
For some, their dogs are part of their family, and that is why they are willing to risk their lives for their beloved pets. Because let’s admit it, our dogs will selflessly risk their lives for us, too!
The featured video below shows just how far an owner will go for his beloved pup. Somewhere in Russia, a man and his dog were out on a walk during winter. Winters in the northern part of the world are something else. If you think winter at your place is harsh, then you haven’t been up north in the Russian parallel.
While the dog and his owner were enjoying the outdoors, they came upon a frozen pond. The pup seems to have been mesmerized by the beauty of the frozen water. Led by his curiosity, the canine wandered onto the frozen pond, oblivious of its dangers.
Then, in a split second, the unthinkable happens. As soon as the dog runs toward the edge of the pond, the water beneath his paws break, causing him to fall into the icy water, and that’s when an onlooker captured everything on video.
As the dog struggles to get himself out of the water, the ice he is holding on to slowly melts with his every move. He desperately tries to scamper up the ice, only to slip back into the water. Time is running out for the dog. There’s no telling how long he’s been in the water.
A little more longer, and he could suffer from hypothermia, shutting off his body as he passes the rainbow bridge. His worried owner tries to rescue the pup. He jumps into the water and wades towards the dog. Unfortunately, parts of the pond are still frozen stiff, making it impossible for the man to reach his dog.
By this time, a group of boxers who have been training came to see the rescue unfold. But the dog’s owner could not break the ice to get to his dog. And now, he’s in danger of hypothermia as well! Then, just when the man goes back to shore to stop hypothermia from kicking in, a stranger carefully sprints towards the dog.
It was one of the boxers who saw the scene unfold. The young man manages to reach the dog and pull him out of the water by his collar. Next, he guides the pup out of the water, and finally, the dog runs towards safety. The heroic young man then slithers out of the icy water towards his friends.
If it weren’t for the dog’s owner and a complete stranger risking their lives that day, it would have ended badly for the poor doggo. Watch the icy rescue in the video below.
Source Funny & Cute Animals via Rumble