Strife in the Middle East got you down? Union-busting bills taking the shine off your afternoon? Are you Lindsay Lohan? Time to cheer up, because a group of dolphins in Florida helped save a dog stranded in a canal. South Florida’s NBC 2 reports that Turbo, an 11-year-old Doberman, was stranded for 15 hours before dolphins alerted a neighbor to his plight. In other words, Flipper saved Lassie.
We’re not saying that Turbo climbed on the backs of the dolphins and went on adventures up and down Florida’s Gulf Coast, learning along the way that true friendship sometimes comes in strange packages; but you are more than welcome to imagine that.
The actual rescue went something like this:
[Turbo’s owner] says Turbo could have been in the canal water for 15 hours. And she says it would have been longer if it weren’t for a persistent splashing coming from the water.
“The lady here who had gotten him out of the canal said, ‘No, the dolphins were with him,'” Burnett explained.
Dolphins got a neighbor’s attention – alerting them to a stranded pooch in shallow water.
“If he had to tread water all night long, I know he wouldn’t have been able to,” Burnett said.
The neighbor jumped in the water after calling 9-1-1 and got Turbo out.
You might be thinking, “Hey, that sounds like the neighbor saved Turbo! All the dolphins did was splash, which dolphins are often inclined to do given the fact that they spend all their time in water and have flippers!”
But you are wrong. The dolphins saved the dog and it was adorable. End of story.