"It just looked like a meadow to him, and he stepped on the ice," stated Janet Waite.
Jet, a 6 year-old took a stroll in Dorset VT recently and ended up taking an icy swim. He walked out onto the ice on an inground pool, broke through 6 inches of ice and became trapped in the 3 1/2 feet of water.
Several rescue attempts had failed and Jet was visably shaking by the time a passerby had flagged down Vermont State Police Cpl Gary Shuhart. The rescuers finally managed to break the ice in the corner of the pool and pulled Jet to safety with a rope around his neck. He was wrapped in blankets and headed off to the local veterinarian with Janet, his owner,for a check of his health and a cut on his left rear leg.
"I didn't realize what it was until it took a leap and jumped up on the side of my hot tub," stated Marlene Todd.It seems that water attracted a visitor to Todd while she was enjoying her Deadwood SD hot tub recently. She stated that she heard a rustling in the needles near the tub and she thought it might be her cat. It was a cat, just not her housecat as she had thought.
Her visitor was a cougar that was now trapped by the deck stairs and it had only one direction to escape in. It leaped up onto the hot tub, stared her in the eyes and then leaped off it to freedom. Todd called the police about her early morning visitor and they surmised that it had probably been hunting deer in the neighborhood when her tub attracted it.
Todd added that she now knows what a golfish feels like when a cat stares at it in the fishbowl. I would think with winter rapidly approaching, strange tales of water adventures would be slowing down in the northern regions.......... evidently, they are just getting a bit more odd.