When we have a dog in our family, we will often go to great lengths to ensure they are comfortable and well cared for. When they find themselves in danger, we may even step up our game on their behalf.
There are also many people who will go the extra mile for a dog, even when it is a stranger to them. This was recently seen in England when a dog was stuck on the highest mountain in the country.
Rocky, the Akita, was saved by rescuers from Scafell Pike. He was injured with cuts to his paws, but his rescuers gave him a helping hand on the way down.
The rescuers took Rocky along with them off the mountain. At times, they hauled him on a cart or carried him in other ways, and the dog seemed to enjoy the attention.
The Keswick Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT) had nothing but good to say about Rocky after the rescue. They took to Facebook to share about the rescue and they said he was “cool, calm, and positively regal.”
The owners of the Akita had asked for help to retrieve Rocky while returning from climbing the mountain. They were met by the rescuers on the way, and they provided a stretcher for Rocky to help him down the mountain.
The group of rescuers also said that, despite Rocky being 70 lbs, they felt it was a joy to haul him because he was lightweight compared to other casualties.
After pictures of the rescue were posted on the Facebook page, many people had comments and plenty of love and appreciation for their efforts. All in all, four hours and 18 minutes were spent getting Rocky off the mountain but he didn’t seem to mind a minute of it.
It isn’t known how long Rocky had been walking with his owners, but there are a lot of rocks in the area according to a spokesperson. That is especially true on Scafell Pike, and the rocks may have cut his paws.
The National Trust Website also addresses the possibility that other people will want to take their dogs on a hike. They say that well-behaved dogs are welcome, but it is a long and tiring day across rocky terrain.
They also advised that if a dog isn’t used to the fells, it may be better to try a lower, introductory walk before attempting a more advanced hike.