The BBC have reported how Sam the Springer Spaniel was found after 4 nights out in the wilds after becoming separated from his owner, hillwalker Dave Webb last week. Regular users of Walkhighlands will know that Dave reported that Sam went missing on the Munro Am Faochagach on the forum and was helped in the search by other users of the website, with one forum member driving all the way from Lanarkshire to help find Sam. A heart-warming story of folk helping each out others they have never met, and a happy ending – but the story has a remarkable sequel.
A second dog – Daz the collie cross – was lost by another walker on another Munro – Carn a’Chlamain above Glen Tilt – just a few days later. Again the missing dog was reported on Walkhighlands and once again generous forum members gave up their time to help with the search. Grateful for the help he’d had with finding Sam, Dave himself sped down the A9 to join in the hunt, and remarkably it was he who was the first to spot Daz. “I set off at 0830 up Glen Tilt and was about 3-4 miles up the Glen when I saw Daz running down the road on the opposite side of the river to me (I was on the track north side) at about 1015 hrs.” Daz was eventually recaptured and reunited with his owner.
We’d like to thank everyone on the forum who helped look for both dogs.