Very touching story of a border collie that swam out to save a smaller dog from drowning in Vancouver, Canada. Happy ending, unbelievable quick act of bravery and compassion.


(August 9th, 2013)

Vancouver resident Joe Markovitch took his dog Bagels to Kitsilano Beach for a swim last Thursday.

The 12-year-old Border Collie picked up a stick and went into the water with it, something he'd done many times.

Unfortunately, the two-metre long stick was too big for him.

"Because he grabbed it at one end, the current wouldn't allow him to turn," Markovitch told Global News. "So he just kept swimming out to sea."

Bagels wouldn't let go of the stick.

Nervous that his dog was being pulled farther and farther away by the current, Markovitch started swimming after Bagels when something bumped his shoulder.

"I feel a bump to my shoulder as a large black Lab passes me, on his way to Bagels where then he grabs the other end of the stick, still in Bagel's mouth and swims with stick and my dog in tow all the way back to shore," he wrote on Facebook.

"They literally walked out of the water with the stick in their mouths," Markovitch told Global News. "I haven’t seen anything like it before. This other dog maybe even saved Bagels' life."

Markovitch posted a photo of the two dogs and the large stick together on the beach after the "unbelievable" ordeal on Facebook.




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What a lovely story!
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
― Anatole France
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O knowing, glorious Spirit! when
Thou shalt restore trees, beasts, and men,
When Thou shalt make all new again,
Destroying only death and pain,
Give him amongst Thy works a place
Who in them loved and sought Thy face! -- Henry Vaughan
Scott G
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God wouldn't give us these wonderful babies... And have us love them the way we do.. Just To deny them us in heaven
Heather Johnson
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That is a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing. :)
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That is a wonderful story.
They save our lives every day in so many ways-
of course they know when another needs saving too-
especially Labs.

Susan (heartsick)
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What a brilliant and amazing story!

I don't need any convincing that animals have Souls! I don't know how anyone could ever have thought otherwise.
I always knew my Misty had a Soul, while she lived. And after she passed, she showed me clearly and definitely, that she survived "death".

Hold the love like a little light. It is all you have, or will ever have, to find your way home.

Misty's Blog..a Dogfight with Cancer http://www.mistysblog69.blogspot.co.uk

Misty's life after death: http://www.dog2spirit.com
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