Three hikers were passing through a remote area of Australia’s Mt. Glorious National Park when they heard a splash from a stream bed ahead. They approached slowly and silently, expecting to see a kangaroo or a platypus, but were surprised to discover a plump dog straining to get out of the water instead.
To bring the dog out of the frigid water, the hikers made a noose out of rope and a long stick. The well-fed, spayed female dog must have fallen into a deeper section of the creek and used all of her energy attempting to get out.
The terrified and bewildered dog attempted to flee her rescuers by scampering along the stream bed. The trekkers surrounded her, frightened of losing sight of her amid the treacherous terrain.
The region was far over 3 miles from any homes or businesses, and she would not survive the night if she fell back into the frigid water. They began to design a strategy to get her out of the remote wilderness and back to safety.
The female hiker moved carefully approached the dog’s little nest in the woods. She extended out her hand to scratch behind the ear after sitting reassuringly nearby for a few minutes. She was rewarded with a kiss on the hand by the forlorn dog.
Miss Piggy, the dog, eventually began to trust the hikers and even laid her head on the woman’s thigh. They made a harness out of climbing ropes, but Miss Piggy was too tired and scared to ascend the tough terrain of steep banks and boulders.
The kind hikers attempted to push/carry her, but it proved too risky and tough. They reasoned that if they were to bring Miss Piggy to safety, they would need to devise some sort of carrying contraption.
One hiker traveled 15 minutes back to the van to collect a huge canvas bag, and they made a stretcher from of ropes, towels, and a heavy branch.
The two guys carried the 85-90 pound dog as the woman cleared branches and foliage from their route. They returned to the car 45 minutes later, where Miss Piggy began to morph into a new dog. She was wagging her tail and grinning from ear to ear by the time they got home.
Miss Piggy’s photo was put online by the trio, and they quickly discovered a match! Miss Piggy is actually Elly-Bob, a young and well-loved pet who had escaped from her owner’s yard over 10 miles from the remote area where she was discovered.
Bobby, as her father affectionately refers to her, has been absent for more than three weeks! How she wound there in the jungle is unknown, but Bobby is remarkably healthy despite her experience and overjoyed to see her father again!