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"WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

"WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!


Postby davedanson28 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:23 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh

Date walked: 04/08/2013

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 895m

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Just a quick report with a happy ending. We set off on what was meant to be a relaxing day on a single Munro, Meall Ghaordaidh. However it turned out to be a rescue mission with a happy ending. Myself, Kyle and Marley had left the car at a late 10am in Glen Lochay. As we turned onto the hill road we noticed a sign pinned to the gate.......
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the only problem with the sign is that there was no date on it so we did not know how long / old it was. Anyway thinking not much more about it we headed off on our way up the hill.
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The weather was very changeable, one minute the t-shirt was on then the fleece and waterproofs. It was very blustery and quite cold as we neared the summit. We got to the top and dived into the large wind shelter to get out of the gale which was now blowing, we decide to have lunch and see if the clouds would lift. This was Kyle's aka "Wee Guy" 35th Munro, not bad for 7year old legs!
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I was very chuffed for him as ever. Anyway we decided to head on down as it looked like it was not going to clear and we where both getting a bit cold. As we left the shelter Kyle spotted the "LOST" dog in the mist, I got Marley to go over to it and then it followed him back to us. We picked it up and it was wet through and shivering.
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So we implemented operation rescue dog. :wink: I stuffed it into my jacket, good job it was a small dog and got it out of the weather, we then descended quite a way to get out of the wind and rain. After finding some good shelter between some rocks we set about giving it some water and food.
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It ate everything we had in our rucksacks including Marleys dog biscuits (Marley was no happy about that :( ). The dog had stopped shivering by this point so we thought it was best to push on down the hill. We carried it for quite a while and once on the level ground made it a temporary lead.
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It then walked the last couple of Km's back to the car. Once back at the car I managed to get hold of the owners who where very emotional, I arranged to meet them at a hotel in Killin, they had a 2 hour drive to collect. So it was happy days! :D I have never seen such happiness on peoples faces as when those dog owners saw there little pal. The dog had been lost in the hills for 5 days and 4 nights. They said it looked like it had lost a lot of weight! There where lots of hand shakes and thank you's, Kyle even managed a wee reward from them! :D So that is a story with a happy ending, oh and I think Marley was glad to see the back of it! :lol:
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Re: "WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

Postby RicKamila » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:40 pm

Brilliant :thumbup:
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Re: "WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:49 pm

Wow, what a story, well done "Wee Guy" for climbing your 35th Munro and rescuing the lost dug :D :clap: :clap:
The poor pooch looks so miserable in the photos... Five days alone on the mountain, cold and hungry... It was lucky to have run across you, guys. So heart-warming to know that one little furry friend has found its way back home.
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Re: "WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

Postby Sarah86 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:51 pm

Brilliant! well done to you both. I can just imagine how emotional and thankful the couple must have been, a very lucky outcome for the little dong. A way to make your walk even more special :clap:
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Re: "WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:11 pm

wow ..what a story ..well done guys :clap: :D :clap: :D
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Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:27 pm

Great wee story with a happy ending for once! :D How far did Kyle push the boulder then? :lol: :lol:
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Re: "WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:24 pm

Absolutely brilliant- well done the wee guy :clap: :clap:

Excellent effort by all three of you but is it just me or is Marley not looking too impressed at the arrival of your new companion!!! :lol: :lol:


Really hope I bump into you guys on the hills one day so I can share my treats with you- :D :D
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Re: "WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:29 pm

Brilliant story with a happy ending ! Great news :D
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Re: "WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:40 pm

Great stuff, i bet that wee dog was happy to see you guys. Well done :clap:
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Postby morag1 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:41 pm

A great story - well done that wee man :clap:

And well done to his dad for bringing up such a nice kid :clap:
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Postby tony.cee » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:44 pm

Superb!!! I'm not crying...it's the hay fever.! :lol:
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Re: "WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

Postby dooterbang » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:36 pm

WOW!!!

Fab story and happy endings are always a good thing on the hills.

Well done the Wee Guy :clap:
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Re: "WEE GUY" rescues a lost dog from Munro summit!

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:12 pm

Brilliant :D :clap: :clap:
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Postby BigBillwp39 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:20 pm

:D :clap: Fantastic story. Well done !
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Postby mrssanta » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:31 pm

that's a day you will never forget. :clap: :clap:
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