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A Good Day To Die

Submitted by RoadSong at 2019-01-19 11:58:31 EST
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I dove off of a raft on the Poplar River on the Lakota Reservation near Wolf Point Montana. When I dove into the water, I twisted my neck. I had already injured it a few days earlier when the door of the camper shell fell on me. When I hit the water I was totally paralyzed, I could not even move my lips to call for help. {nobody would have heard me anyway - the river bank was too far away}

I was floating with just my nose above water and I knew it was my time to die. I started singing a death song in my heart and giving thanks for all the blessings I have had in my life. I have seen almost everything I wanted to see, and done about everything I wanted to do. I was feeling blessed because it seemed like a good day to die.

The water was just starting to enter my nose and I was still paralyzed, when what do I see?

A big Black Lab swimming my way, she had come from the direction of the beach and was swimming strong, straight for me.

My lips were not able to form words, but I started trying to tell her to "GIT" because I have had big dogs climb up on me in deep water so they could save themselves in their panic. Even if it was my day to die, I did NOT want to drown with some dog sitting on my head and pushing me all the way under.

No words would come out of my mouth and I was still unable to move, I watched in horror as she churned closer.
Soon she made eye contact with me. Instead of climbing on top of me to save herself, she swam a circle around me and pressed her shoulder against me as if she were waiting for something.

She floated next to me for a while and then she spoke.

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"Grab hold of my collar"

I could not.

She continued treading water. We were facing the beach and the few people who were there looked like small dots..

Soon she said more forcefully "GRAB HOLD OF MY COLLAR!"

I realized it might not be my day to die after all. I managed after a few tries to make my fingers form a claw and hook onto her collar and I pulled myself onto her back. My weight on her back submerged her, but she just started swimming underwater!
When she surfaced she was swimming strong straight for the river bank. She pulled me six feet up onto the sand and sat by my side while I coughed and puked up river water.

When I managed to sit up after a few minutes, I looked around and saw a young man nearby. I asked him if this was his dog and he said "We are together". I asked him her name and told him she had just saved my life. He just shrugged like it was no big deal and started to walk away. I called to him again and asked him what her name was.
"Lady" was his reply.

If you are ever in Wolf Point Montana be careful, the Poplar River will take you down.

PS
I sent dog treats to Wolf Point, addressed to ‘Lady the Lab’ for years, in gratitude for her service.


Tis a wild tale and it happened just this way...
Tis a wild tale and it happened just this way...


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Submitted by blackbear at 2019-02-16 08:26:51 EST (#)
Rating: 2

saving ubersite, one snatch at a time

Submitted by Murphy1844 at 2019-02-02 04:46:34 EST (#)

I don't find this believable.

Murphy (shit-stain)

Submitted by Dru M at 2019-01-28 10:41:16 EST (#)
Rating: -2

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Submitted by DaBeast at 2019-01-20 18:33:20 EST (#)
Rating: 2


How did you turn your head?

Submitted by messmind at 2019-01-20 09:45:16 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Nice :) thanks for sharing.


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