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.
Somebody choppin' onions in here?
This, of course, raises the bigger question: is dog indeed man's best friend? Or is it all just a ploy devised by dogs to unite every breed of canine together? Wait, why would they do that? That doesn't make sense.
Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun.
Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and is definitely a dog person, meaning he is literally half-dog, half-person.