Hoping Golden Retriever Sienna’s Mom makes it through

Golden Retriever Sienna was taken to the wonderful Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for treatment. So, I am hoping she will be okay.

But, her incredibly brave mom needs for all of us to be sending our positive thoughts. I would like Sienna to be able to have her mom back with her again.

Woman In Critical Condition, Saved Dog From Ditch
Associated Press

LOVELAND, Colo. A woman was in critical condition Thursday after jumping into a ditch to save her golden retriever, who survived.

The woman, whose name was not released, was at Mckee Medical Center in critical condition, a spokeswoman told the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald.

Loveland Fire and Rescue Department investigator Ty Drage said the woman and a friend were horseback riding when the dog, Sienna, went into the ditch. After helping the dog up the slope of the bank, the woman was swept away in the fast-moving water.

“Her face was down in the water,” said Sally Sakala, who spotted the woman in the ditch during the search. Rescuers pulled the woman out and rushed her to the hospital.

Kiska: An Incredible Golden Retriever Hero

We have detailed over 60 Golden Retrievers at our page: Heroes Among Us: Our Golden Retriever Life-Savers. I simply love hearing of new tales to add, as I never tire of learning of more wonders to validate my belief in the integral importance of the human-canine bond.

Of course, Golden Kiska, will become the newest hero to be honored, saving his owner’s (Todd Fitzgerald) life by coming between him and a grizzly bear, thus allowing him to run to a nearby home. It marks the second time Kiska has acted heroically. A few years ago Fitzgerald’s son and friends were snowboarding in their yard when a moose came by and charged the boys, all of whom were constrained by their feet being strapped into their snowboards.

Just as the moose was about to stomp one of the boys who was on the ground, a barking Kiska appeared and held the moose at bay, even as the moose was pawing at him, before it wandered off without doing any harm. A neighbor witnessed the whole thing, Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald credits Kiska with saving his life this time.

“If my dog had not tied up that bear for the few seconds, I don’t know what would have happened,” said Fitzgerald. “I think the dog saved my life.”

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