On a hot summer day, Lauren Lyndeher husband and their dog Wally took their canoe to enjoy a cool moment on the lake Hickory HillsMassachusetts.
As a good Golden Retriever, Wally love water. He therefore did not have to be asked to swim around one of the islets in the lake. It was there that he made a new friend, much to the surprise of his masters.
” Usually we throw sticks or his ball for him to fetch [dans l’eau], but he also happens to swim in circles on his own, which is really funny “, recount Lauren Lynde at The Dodo.
Wearing his shark fin life jacket, the 2-year-old quadruped was swimming happily when his owner noticed an animal figure bobbing in the lake. The latter then clung to the back of the dog, who did not seem at all bothered by the situation, quite the contrary.
When the duo approached the shore, Lauren Lynde figured out it was a groundhog. She and her husband couldn’t believe their eyes. ” Wally just looked at the groundhog, started swimming towards the shore and the groundhog jumped on his back. Wally didn’t care at all. He just looked over his shoulder a few times and kept swimming “, she says.
A scene that she obviously did not fail to film:
“They looked at each other and touched their muzzles, as if to say goodbye”
The rodent had obviously found himself by accident a little too far from the mainland and was struggling to regain it. Wally could not have timed better. ” He loves every animal he meets “, Explain Lauren Lynde.
The groundhog thanked him in its own way. ” She jumped off Wally’s back a little before they got to the ground, explains the young woman. They looked at each other and touched their muzzles, as if to say goodbye “. She then walked away, not without giving a last look to the Golden Retriever, who returned to the water.
Most of the time, groundhogs are fearful and prefer to stay at a safe distance, but it was different with this dog. ” I think Wally exudes goodness and maybe everyone can feel it “, entrusts Lauren Lynde.