Dogs are often referred to as ‘man’s best friend’, and for good reason. Our four-legged friends are fiercely loyal, selflessly giving and, more often than not, eager to please humans. Of course, such traits can sometimes extend to other dogs as well.
That’s what Laurie found out when her dog, Smokey, fell into the family pool and was unable to get out.
Nobody knew there was a hero lurking nearby… a hero in the form of another canine.
Saviours come in all shapes and sizes. In the end, what matters is courage of the heart, not necessarily physical strength or prowess. It’s something Laurie knows all too well.
Her dog Smokey had his friend Remus over to visit. But when Laurie went into the house for a few moments, the day’s playtime would turn into an entirely different – and significantly more serious – matter.
Smokey isn’t a strong swimmer, and the two dogs were playing by the pool.
Suddenly Smokey slipped in at the deep end and, unable to get himself out, the situation quickly became dire.
But Remus is a quick thinker, and realised the danger. He darted to the edge of the pool and tried to get his friend out of the water. Unfortunately, nothing worked.
That’s when he made a bold decision.
Remus jumps in
Remus jumped into the pool and swam over to the distressed Smokey. He swam round to the back of his friend and started to push him towards the edge.
After a few seconds of struggling, Smokey was able to get out onto land once again.
The whole event was captured by Laurie’s surveillance camera, and so Remus became the hero of the day.
“When we saw the footage we were amazed and our hearts filled with joy. My best friend (Remus’ owner) cried when we sent her the video. She says he’s a certified lifeguard now,” she told The Dodo.
In the video below, you can see how Remus helps his friend Smokey from the pool. He deserves to be celebrated for his decisive and brave actions.
Remus really is a hero for saving his friend from the pool! Always remember to watch your dog when they’re around water if they’re not strong swimmers. Share this if you want to pay tribute to Remus!