When Tillie the golden retriever and Phoebe the basset hound didn’t return from a walk on Vashon Island, Washington, in early September, their owner contacted Vashon Island Pet Protectors in a desperate attempt to find their beloved dogs.
A stranger soon contacted the organization reporting that Tillie had been seen on their property trying to attract human attention.
“When I got there and looked down, Tillie saw me but didn’t come running up,” a volunteer told The Dodo.
“She just stayed near the edge of this cistern, pressed with her head as close as she could get.”
“Had she run up, we might have never realized that Phoebe was down there. She just stayed put, making it so clear that I had to come to her so I would see her friend.”
Thankfully, both dogs are in good health, and managed to avoided dehydration by drinking rainwater. What clever pooches!