They are inseparable best friends. According to the dogs’ owner and guardian, Tillie the dog is being hailed as a hero for protecting her dog friend Phoebe for a full week after the two strayed from home and Phoebe fell into a cistern.
Two very close friends who live together are Tillie and Phoebe. On Vashon Island in the US, they separated from their human in September while out for a stroll. When they failed to return home that evening, their family became concerned and contacted Vashon Is P Ps. Tillie would leave even if the gate were left open, but since she and Phoebe are best friends, Tillie always follows Phoebe to make sure she’s okay when she follows her little basset hound nose. They are inseparable best friends. The two dogs have been missing, despite the volunteers’ best efforts on Vashon Island. Sadly, they were unable to locate the two dogs.
We had been searching for about a week when we received word from a farmer who had spotted a reddish dog on his property, according to Carey, a volunteer at the Vanish Island. When she caught his attention, she quietly approached him again and made her way back toward the nearby ravine. I made the decision to investigate. They learned that while Phoebe, Tillie’s companion, entered the cistern to escape, Tillie was searching for assistance during that entire time.
When I arrived and looked down, Tillie noticed me but didn’t scurry up to me, Carey continued. She simply remained close to the cistern’s edge and pressed her head as closely as she could. We might have noticed that Phoebe was down there if she had run up. She didn’t move, making it abundantly clear that I needed to come to her in order to meet her friend. The moment I realized what was going on, I started crying. It was incredibly moving. Tillie treated her dog companion with genuine kindness and devotion. She was certainly aware that the fate of her helpless friend was in her hands.
Phoebe would have most likely been found again if she had left her to return to her house. The moment I realized what was going on, I started crying. Simply put, it was very moving.
By pure chance, the two dogs were remarkably healthy after a week in the ss. They had water because it had rained. Even though they hadn’t eaten much, at least they were able to wait for assistance. When they returned to their owner, she broke down in tears of happiness!
Given what we already know about dogs as devoted friends, it was extremely moving but also somewhat expected. I’m so happy to see them safe.