Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 223030 – 1075
My Dear Readers, I apologize for posting this a bit late but life happens and I hope my tardiness will not distract from your enjoyment of something nice I found on the Internet.
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You know, I’m really enjoying doing this feature. I realize it’s possible that you have seen these stories before but with the size of the Internet and all of the negative stuff out there, it seems to me equally possible that you hadn’t heard about them, either. This story is about a man and his dog. I don’t know that I really like dogs more than I like cats or rabbits. I’ve had all three and they all have drawbacks and advantages to them. If you are going to have a pet then you need to do the work to take care of it and sometimes it is work. That goes for any critter you might have. But we do often wind up bonding with them. Many times that bond goes pretty deep because animals are created by God and have individual spirits and personalities.
This story caught my attention and I wanted to share it with you today. Eighty-four-year-old Don Gregorio Romero of Sonora, Mexico went missing. He wandered off from his home into the desert in a disoriented state. When they couldn’t find him the family started searching. Around town at first but then became more and more concerned when they couldn’t find him anywhere. They notified authorities who started search and rescue procedures. Days went by and they used trained dogs to try to find him. Search and rescue teams are amazing. We have them here and they will, often literally, leave no stone unturned in their attempt to find a lost hiker or rescue someone from the side of a cliff or a mountain (sometimes due to their own stupidity). They work hard. Having been around people with mild and wild forms of dementia, including a form that can come from an untreated urinary tract infection, I know how easy it would be for someone like that to wind up lost or worse.
After a week of searching it wasn’t looking too good for Mr. Romero. Finally, someone realized they had missed an obvious idea. Have the man’s own dog search. They took the dog to the place he was last seen and he immediately started walking into the desert. About 2 miles in they found Mr. Romero and brought him to a hospital to be treated for dehydration and exposure. When professionals and trained dogs couldn’t find this man his own dog could. Why is that?
Polomo decided to wait at the hospital for his master.
My main source article was, Rescuers Fail To Find Man Lost In Desert — So They Ask His Dog For Help