So I thought I would share with this forum the excitement taking place on the other one that I frequent (although not as much). I began following the thread from its outset on Saturday by Wash, and have been checking it religiously as there have been many twists and turns.
This thread has gone absolutely viral this afternoon, to the point where the site admin had to lock it after about 30 pages were added to it in the last couple hours.
This story has humor, heartbreak, heroism, morality, bad guys, good guys and everything in between. There are 2 rescue attempts, including a successful one with pics!
14ers.com - View topic - Dog Found: Mt. Bierstadt!
I realize the bitch is TLDR, but its good. Here is a nice little thread made today full of just pictures, they make a fine pair these 2.
14ers.com - View topic - The 14er.com dogs
-Does the owner deserve to get their dog back? I say perhaps goldfish would be a better pet for mister Anthony Ortolani.
-Despite the many facets of poignant discussion, throughout my reading (post rescue) I was wondering, "not what do the internet jocks and trolls think of this, but what do the actual rescuers think?" I am sure they discussed the dog's future and owner as a group in the long grueling hours they had together on that mountain, and I'm curious as fuck to the content of THAT conversation. Thankfully at least 2 of the rescuers post at the end before Bill locks the thread, and give a fairly good idea as to the conclusions drawn from that discussion.