On July 4, 40-year-old Tia Marie Vargas, together with her father, climbed Table Rock Mountain in Idaho with a height of 3,385 m. At a height, Tia suddenly saw a dog.
Boomer, a 25-kilogram English Springer Spaniel, got lost the day before, walking with the owners and their children. Having got into a 30-meter ice crack, the dog was injured and barely moved.
«If it was my dog, my child, or someone I love, I would like someone to help them. I couldn’t leave him there to calm my heart,» Tia said in an interview with ABC.
«It was obvious that the dog was very dehydrated. His head and stomach were covered with cuts and scratches. He was in a bad state.»
Despite her fatigue, Tia, with the help of her father, lifted the spaniel on her shoulders, and they began to descend the mountain. This turned out to be a difficult task since the path that was chosen was littered with snow and debris.
«We lost our way twice and did not immediately find the way,» the woman recalls. «At some point, we were between two rivers, I could barely stand on my feet. We walked through the bushes, prickly branches scratched our feet. It started to rain, and I, exhausted, put the Boomer on the rocks, and I lay down on his stomach.»
The father supported his daughter all the way.
«He was joking, making me laugh, and I thought, it’s okay, I can do it. Then I prayed and, taking Boomer in my arms, I felt as if someone came up from behind and lifted the weight off my shoulders, » Tia added.
After a six-hour endurance test, the woman finally lowered the Boomer to the foot of the mountain, where the owners left a sign about the lost dog, and Tia called this number.
«The owners of the Boomer were very worried, the children were crying,» she said. «They thought they had lost him forever. When I called, the first thing they asked was, » Is he dead?» I replied that he was alive, and I heard a child crying.»
Tia said that the owners were looking for the Boomer for several hours until late in the evening and as a sign of gratitude for his rescue, they gave the dog to her!
Before the incident, they planned to sell Boomer as a hunting dog, but fate decreed otherwise, and Boomer will remain with his savior!