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Jack Russell Terrier stays by dead owner's side for months, CO mountains

Amazing story today about a hiker who became disoriented and died of hypothermia (they think). Mountains of Colorado. After months had passed, a hunter found his body. His very good dog Finney had somehow survived and was by his side when found. Finney has been reunited with her family. Incredible!

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RIP ~ Mr. Moore ~ knowing your “Finney” has been taken home to her family ~

Good, brave girl “Finney” glad you’ve been found and reunited with your family ~


I posted that in another topic. Quite a story

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What was the dog eating during this time? No - you don’t have to answer that.

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Someone in the comments on the WaPo article suggested small rodents, as Jack Russells are good hunters? I was curious about water, but there must have been a stream or something.


Anytime we’ve been in the mountains the mice and other small rodents aren’t super dog savvy, though they did say the dog had lost a lot of weight. This story got to me, sad for them both.


What an incredible story. I’m so sorry for the man and his family, but what a loyal survivor that dog is.

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My Dad had a Jack. They are lethal. Nothing lived in his back yard without this dog’s permission. She didn’t eat my cats when I left them there while on deployment, but she considered it.