Dog Rescues Lost Souls!
This is a true story about a beloved dog named "R" who led my parents and I out of a woods that we had gotten lost in. We were camping on a large island on Georgian Bay called Beausli Island. This is a beautiful island covered in forest and rocks with many hiking trails through out it. One late afternoon my parents, "R" and myself decided to go for a walk in the woods. Our walk was so peaceful and calming we ended up walking further than we had planned; turning down various trails as we went taking in the natural beauty that surrounded us. My dad suggested that we start heading back to camp as it would be dark soon so we did just that.
Which Trail Did We Take?
All was well until we got to this fork in the trail where there was three separate trails branching off in different directions. The problem arose when we all chose different paths as being the one that would lead us back to our base camp. We were completed surrounded by trees and bush that blocked out most of the natural sunlight and it was starting to get dark and we were lost.
"R" Led the Way
Out of desperation I said to "R" "Home "R" Home!". He looked up at me like he understood what I was asking of him and then he suddenly started to head down one of the trails giving us a sense that he knew where he was going. My parents and I followed his lead without hesitation. My mum was lagging behind but "R" would stop every so often looking back at my mum; as he did so he would wait for her to get so close and then he would continue on.
"R" My Hero
Well amazingly "R" led us back to camp unscathed. He was our hero we were so thankful he was with us that day we got lost in the woods. My mum (who is not a real animal lover) had gained a special fondness for "R" our hero who had lead us out of harms way. This dog that had no special training in search and rescue went on his instincts and knew what was needed of him.
In Our Hearts Forever
He lead us down the right path when we needed help to find our way back to our temporary home. He has since passed away he has gone on to doggy heaven. But he will live on forever in the hearts of many my four-legged friend "R". I know I felt truly blessed to have known this particular special friend of mans.
Dedicated to the Memory of "R" Man's Best Friend