Everyone needs a BFF…

September 16th, 2015 - 9:09 pm KY Time

UPDATE – 9-20-15

Cistern destroyed where Basset Hound was trapped for a week


Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and BFF Lovers…

I thought I would share this wonderful story that I found on facebook to our residents.  The power of friendship is unbelievable, touching, and enduring…

A group of dog rescue lovers in Washington State were frantically looking for Phoebe the basset hound…


and her bonded BFF Tillie…

Then the update came today…



“We are overjoyed to report that after being missing for a week, Tillie and Phoebe are now safe after being found deep in a ravine off monument road – with Phoebe being stuck in an old cistern. Volunteers have been helping search for the dogs and today we received a call from a community member reporting that for the past few days a “reddish” dog had been coming up to them when they were out on their property and then promptly heading back into a ravine.

So with a needle in the haystack hope we made our way into the ravine and after a bit of searching, finally heard that sweet sound we have been waiting for all week. A small one-woof response when we called out “Tillie.” A few minutes later we found her laying beside an old cistern with her head resting on the concrete wall.


Heart sinking…we knew that meant Phoebe was inside the cistern and every breath was held and every doggie prayer offered that the peek over the rim would somehow find her safe. And gratefully… this time we have a happy ending with dear Phoebe found perched on some concrete rubble that held her out of the water.


For nearly a week Tillie stayed by her side with the exception of the few minutes of each day when she went for help.

A huge thanks to Joe Curiel for realizing something was up and a round of applause to the awesome and amazing Miss Tillie. A true friend and a humbling example of the power of love.”

Wow, just wow!  Can you even believe the love between these two?  That Tillie is some amazing wonderful dog.  I wish I could hug her.  Just brings tears to the eyes…

More loving the power of love and friendship later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB smiling down and very proud…)


  1. Maureen Halleran
    September 17th, 2015 | 10:55 am

    I am so happy this ended well, both dogs deserve extra treats, hugs, kisses and any other kind of indulgence.

    Thanks for sharing. This has really made my day.

  2. Monnie Tingle
    September 18th, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    Such an awesome story!

  3. Sandy(Ollie's Mom)
    September 18th, 2015 | 10:16 pm

    I am just so happy it had a happy ending!! You are right everyone needs a BFF. 🙂

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