Guy Rappels Into Canyon To Save Abandoned Dogs | The Dodo Faith = Restored

Updated : Oct 26, 2019 in Articles

Guy Rappels Into Canyon To Save Abandoned Dogs | The Dodo Faith = Restored


We head down to
the climbing area. On our walk over, I hear the coyotes
again. And I look up and I see two little heads. And I’m like, looking and those coyotes are kind of
weird-looking coyotes. Our first thought was, “Somebody has to
be up there.” So we start calling
for the hikers: “Hey, hey, is
anybody up there?” And so there was
kind of no hesitation. Brody decides, “I need to go up there
and see what’s going on.” I’m trying to orient
myself, I’m like, “This has to be
where the dogs were, but I still don’t see the dogs.” And I’m like, “There’s no way
they’re all the way down here.” And I’m just about to give up because I don’t see anything, but I decide to walk like 10 more steps. And that’s when I see
this shaded cave. And I start downclimbing
that whole section again and I end up back where I can
see the dogs with all my gear and I start talking to them. This is my initial contact
with these dogs. For a second, I just
kind of turn off my climber brain
and I’m just like, “Oh, I love dogs so much!” And I get over to them. Both of them start giving
me kisses right away. I’m, like, using all of this gear that I brought up
with me to make dog harnesses. And so I rig myself a rappel, I rig the two dogs for
their own safety lines. By the time we got to
the overhanging point, which means my feet are
no longer touching the wall, I’m floating in
space from the rope, one dog sat on
each of my legs and I’m able to
use my hands to manage the rope while
having my arms around them. So I’m down at the bottom preparing for the arrival
of our two new friends who I quickly named because our own
dog is named Spaghetti. We very quickly abandon all of
our climbing plans for the day and we start heading down from the cliff to our car and we put Parmesan
in Brody’s climbing backpack. We carry Meatball. And we walk down to the car. And by some chance, a ranger happens to
drive by at that moment. We start driving into town with the ranger so we
can get some service. I have Parmesan on my lap. Brody has Meatball on his lap. We were on our way
to a work trip and we couldn’t
take them with us. We drive down to the shelter. We had to say bye to
them and that sucked. It was really hard for me to
leave the two dogs at the shelter. But having that experience with
them and knowing what sweet and wonderful
dogs they were, I knew that they were
going to find homes. We got an update a
few weeks later that Parmesan and Meatball I think that our experience
with Parmesan and Meatball was really a beautiful
lesson to us about, you know, the hope
that there still is out there and that you can do good
things and that we can

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