Bernese Mountain dog thought to have perished in house fire surprises everyone!
Katherine Weaver was certain her dog was dead. How could Izzy have survived the 2017 wildfire that devoured the home within a matter of moments? She sent her son to investigate.
Published on the 15/08/2020, 10:00
The grim task of retrieving Izzy from the burning carcass of the house fell to Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen. The pair had been briefed on what to expect: a house, torn apart by a wildfire that had engulfed Northern California, and probably the body of their beloved dog.
Notwithstanding the forewarning, as the two men approached the house, they were met by a scene of devastation. Where once Ms Weaver’s house, stood there was only rubble and smouldering remains.
Izzy’s sudden appearance from within the wreckage was a miracle. The 9-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog bounded up to Weaver, seemingly unfazed by the commotion.
“She was very happy to see us,” Weaver told AP. “She’s such a brave dog. She was panting a lot and clearly stressed. But she was not frantic or anything.”
Weaver’s next task was to call his mother from the scene, to relay to her some good news: that despite the loss of the house, Izzy was safe and well.
A veterinarian later gave Izzy a clean bill of health, and opined that her thick coat was what saved her from serious injury.
Watch the video of Izzy’s moment here:
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