Dogs obviously have a reputation for loyalty -- but an Irish Setter named Tillie has forever cemented the concept by keeping watch over a Basset Hound trapped in a concrete cistern for a week until rescuers came to their sides. America's leading source on dog-related incidents, USA TODAY, reports that Tillie the setter kept watch over Phoebe the Basset Hound for a full week, only leaving to find help.
The animals were only found after a nonprofit animal rescue organization, Vashon Island Pet Protectors, posted a picture of both dogs on their Facebook without knowing they were together. An anonymous source called V.I.P.P saying they had seen a stray "reddish dog," around, leading volunteers to inspect the area. When the volunteers called out her name and heard a one-woof response, they found Tillie watching over Phoebe in the cistern.