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Published on January 10, 2013 By Draginol In Pets & Nature


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.


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

Comments (Page 2)
on Jan 11, 2013

In space, no one can hear ice scream.

on Jan 22, 2013

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.

on Jan 22, 2013

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

on Jan 22, 2013

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

on Jan 22, 2013

Careful, jumping in the ice to save little hairy

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!  

on Jan 22, 2013

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

on Jan 23, 2013

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)