I’m such a sucker for these types of videos. A) because it makes you feel great when the rescue is successful, and B) because it gives you an appreciation for the first responders, particularly firefighters. There wasn’t an ounce of fear in that guy’s step when he walked out onto the pond. Even when he started sinking, he kept it moving. I understand that he had all the protective gear on, but even so that has to be painfully cold. Like Rose/Leo Titanic-level cold. I caught a gust of wind walking down 28th Street today and it felt like I was getting stabbed in the chest. I can’t imagine dipping a toe, let alone sinking my balls into a frozen lake for that long. Then once you get your hands on the dog you have to get yanked back to shore through a bunch of ice chunks by a rope, which I’m sure feels like getting hit by a hammer. Don’t get me wrong, if it was my dog I’d definitely do it, but I’d probably think twice before I jumped right in.
The best part of these types of videos is that whenever the dogs get out, they always pop up and immediately start wagging their tails. Completely clueless to what they just put the humans through. Anyway, thank God everyone was able to safely make it back to shore and hopefully the owners can keep a better eye on the pup.
PS: The firefighter is Leo and dog is Rose.