Roles reversed as Daisy, a St Benard dog needs rescue from England’s tallest mountain
The St. Bernard belongs to a big variety of dogs. And you could easily think that a hound with a stature as grand as theirs, that they would be one of the proudest breeds there are.
But dogs feel shame too–like Daisy, a 121-pound St. Bernard who ended up needing rescue during descent at England’s highest peak.
Roles reversed when Daisy collapsed
For centuries, St. Bernard’s are known for their hard work and involvement in alpine rescue missions. However, Daisy was the one who needed to be saved. She collapsed when they were descending the slopes of the Scafell Pike in England’s northwest.
As narrated by the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team in their Facebook account, it was attributed to the pain she felt in her rear legs, causing the poor thing to be immobile.
Her owners immediately contacted the authorities, and a 16-man rescue team was deployed to bring her safely back, together with medical insight from local veterinarians.
The mission lasted for five hours, which caused the hound to look a little guilty and embarrassed for having the situation turned the other way around—the rescuer becoming the rescued.
The rescuers handled the situation with care by introducing themselves to Daisy and providing her with a treat. Rescuers were able to assess her condition, and when no distress was noted, they administered analgesia for pain.
The rescue set-up was similar to that of an adult. They used a rescue litter to carry down Daisy from the mountain safely–after a little more coaxing and more treat-bribing so that the stretcher could be safer for a dog to use.
Despite the little shame that she felt, Daisy cooperated and behaved well during the process. The mission went smoothly and the 16-person rescue team managed to save Daisy.
Don’t worry, Daisy. We’re sure your Alpine-bouncing, brandy barrel-hauling cousins are proud of you regardless, so keep your chin held high!
Source: Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team