Bailey falls through the ice

By on January 10, 2013 4:08:29 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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This morning I brought my dog Bailey to work.  As I was talking on the phone while she scampered around, she went out on the “frozen” pond. Moments later, I heard a crash and looked up and saw that she had fallen in.  For a moment, she struggled to get out of the water back onto the ice but then slipped and fell further and got stuck under the ice.

Without thinking (and now I understand better how people end up getting themselves killed when this happens on lakes), I jumped into the pond, dragged her out and carried her out out. 

You can see in the photo above where I took a few steps onto the pond (left side), made the jump to break through and where Bailey had initially fallen (bottom most part of the broken ice). You can then see where she had gotten trapped under the ice (middle) and the pathway we cut through getting out (to the top).

Definitely the coldest I’ve ever been. Thankfully my coworkers drove back to my house and got me a new set of clothes since I was drenched up to my neck in smelly, frozen pond clothes.

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Bailey was none the worst for wear and was (seriously) ready to go back out on the ice. Crazy puppy.

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January 10, 2013 4:27:25 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Awesome save, glad your new family member is OK 

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January 10, 2013 4:41:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yikes.  Well at least everyone is ok. 

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January 10, 2013 4:49:57 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

and now I understand better how people end up getting themselves killed when this happens on lakes

Many realize that, some without having to experience it first hand.  I am glad all is well with you and yours.

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January 10, 2013 4:50:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Glad your doggie is OK. On the plus side, does this qualify for being a polar plunge member??

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January 10, 2013 4:51:48 PM from Little Tiny Frogs Forums Little Tiny Frogs Forums

Yea, you hear about someone going into a lake to get their dog and dying in the process and you think "Good god man, what were you thinking?" and now I know. They're not.  I didn't even put enough thought into just taking off my coat or putting my phone on the ground before I jumped in.

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January 10, 2013 5:06:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That's a chilling experience. I'm glad you both got out ok.

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January 10, 2013 5:22:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Scary shit, glad your alright and the dog is alright as well

Quoting Wizard1956,
That's a chilling experience. I'm glad you both got out ok.

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January 10, 2013 5:28:30 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Glad you both made it out of there! Keep an eye out for any sickness and go to the doctor, don't want to catch pneumonia or something.

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January 10, 2013 5:37:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Bailey was clearly part of a plot to get you frozen. Watch her closely. Very closely.

 

Seriously...glad no harm came to either of you...

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January 10, 2013 5:38:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Jeez, that's scary!  (Okay, Polistes already said that.)  The thing is, when someone you know (sort of) does something like that; that's the first time it seems like something that really could happen.   So ... don't do that sort of thing any more! ... please ...     

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January 10, 2013 5:47:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Glad you're both Okay. That's some serious cold!

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January 10, 2013 6:22:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Brave thing to do, Brad...

About the closest I have come to that was to do my 'Race Official' thing and stand in the middle of a road to prevent traffic from maybe running over my cat that had decided wanted to wander across the road....

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January 10, 2013 9:00:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Brave thing to do, Brad...

About the closest I have come to that was to do my 'Race Official' thing and stand in the middle of a road to prevent traffic from maybe running over my cat that had decided wanted to wander across the road....

I don't know if I'd say it was brave. I think bravery would involve decision making. I simply reacted. My dog was going to die if I didn't do anything. Not to mention, I don't think I was ever in any danger. 

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January 10, 2013 9:34:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Frogboy,
I don't think I was ever in any danger.

 

Hypothermia isn't dangerous.    Not even a little.....

 

Glad you're both ok, Brad. Bailey's one lucky dog.

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January 11, 2013 10:33:20 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Anyone else think this was going to be about 'It's a Wonderful Life'?

 

Glad you and your brother dog made it out okay, George Brad.

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January 11, 2013 1:27:24 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

In space, no one can hear ice scream.

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January 22, 2013 8:48:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Im happy your dog and yourself is doing fine, I would react the same way and jump into the rescue -i think anyone who lives with dogs or did grew up with them understands. make sure to eat some fruits and get some vitamin C you will need it.

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January 22, 2013 9:09:46 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Glad you are both ok.  That's some scary stuff.

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January 22, 2013 9:50:41 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

so.. Cast freeze spell on pond/lake in game - clothies have 5% chance of fallin in each turn moved on, leather 15%, Chain 25%, Plate 35%? -

glad your ok

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January 22, 2013 4:35:38 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Careful, jumping in the ice to save little hairy

Quoting Jythier,
Anyone else think this was going to be about 'It's a Wonderful Life'?

 

Glad you and your brother dog made it out okay, George Brad.

 

This is exactly what I thought of when I saw this!  

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January 22, 2013 6:39:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It's amazing how much we care about our 4 footed family members. Good job!!!!!  

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January 23, 2013 4:28:28 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

glad you are both ok, BUT put a FENCE that is BAILEY PROOF around the pond for next time (a dog did it once,then  it probably will do it again)

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