We all have a special place in our hearts for our animals. Some it might be our family dog, others our cozy cat, either way animals tend to hold a special place in our lives. This story might make you cry, so grab the tissues.
His owner Elena Andreevs talks about him and says:
“If he wants to run around, no chain will stop him. He will break it and run away. And when he’s had enough he comes and shows his neck like he’s saying, ‘Leash me, I’m ready.'”
“Druzhok” means “Little Friend”, and this past summer he proved that he’ll run away if he pleases, but also that he lives up to his name.
In August, the Andreevs’ and 100,000 others in their area had to be evacuated because of flooding. Of course, they took Druzhok with them. They went to stay with some friends who were not affected by the floods. These friends lived in a small apartment, so Druzhok stayed outside. For a couple of nights he slept under their car, guarding it, and waiting like everyone else for the flooding to go down and life to go back to normal. But then on the third morning, he was gone. They could not find him anywhere, he was nowhere to be found.
They decided to take a boat back to their house, hoping they might find him somewhere. There they found him staying out of the water by standing on the top step of the stoop.
Rescuers in the area told them that he wouldn’t allow them into the house and he that he refused to be taken to safety.
But then, as soon as he heard his owners voices, he jumped right off and swam to them!
He was finally rescued, and him and his owners couldn’t be more happy!
His owner continues the story and says:
“We sailed into the yard and saw him. He was standing there and trembling, and wouldn’t move away from his place. But when he saw us he was so happy. We took him into the boat and he rushed to lick us. We all were so happy.”