Several weeks ago the evening news reported a story about a man who left his dog on Mt. Bierstadt in Colorado after the dog had become injured and unable to walk (Read the news article). Without food or water for eight days, this dog was somehow able to survive.
It’s really an amazing story on several levels; from the incredible will to live on the part of the dog to be able to fight off starvation,
dehydration, and the harsh elements; to the group of strangers who selflessly took action to save the life of this dog who had been abandoned in a harsh, unforgiving environment by her master.
I imagined myself in that same situation and wondered what circumstance, if any, could possibly force me to choose to leave my dog
behind without shelter, food, or water?
Would you have been able to leave your dog on that mountain?