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rescuer. Photo: Robert Kirkham,
And now, news of another rescue brings these important reminders. One, never go out before daylight or after dark, or if the sun is shining on a prime sleeping spot. Two, if the temperature is less than 20 degrees, is there any reason to go out at all? I'm kind of like a camel, but in reverse, if you know what I mean.
Here's what happened: a conscientious dog owner is out at 4:30 a.m. walking her German Shepherd (I know, I'm usually averse to this breed, but trust me: it's a good story). She gets caught in a sinkhole and crawls out, and then the dog falls in. Ten feet down.
Here's the question: How brave do you have to be to lower yourself into a sinkhole? And how brave to you have to be to do so with a hundred pounds of terrified German Shepherd at the bottom of said hole?
Plenty, that's all I can say. To learn more about Buffalo, NY firefighter Michael Paveljack's rescue of three-year-old Mack, check out this news story. I'm heading back to bed.