We know dogs are loyal. We know most of them would do anything for their owners. But this pup took things to the next level when she stayed in the water by her owner’s side for a whopping 11 hours.
In Moreton Bay, Queensland, local police were alerted to news of a capsized boat.
A loyal pup
They headed out into the water and found a German Shepherd pup, a wetsuit and a fishing tackle box. Much to the dog's displeasure, the police rescued the pup and took her to the nearest vets but they could tell by her reaction that this wasn’t the end of the story.
It turns out that the loyal GSD, named Heidi, had been shipwrecked with her owner some 11 hours earlier and, despite being able to swim, had stayed in the water.
Hours later her owner was found, clinging to the wreckage of his boat, frightened but otherwise alive and well.
A happy ending for dog and owner
The owner informed the police that they’d run into trouble hours earlier when their boat had started taking on water. It seems that loyal Heidi had stayed by her owner’s side for as long as she possibly could.
The two were reunited once they’d both been given a clean bill of health.
We’re delighted that both Heidi and her owner are safe and well.
We really don’t deserve dogs!