The Gertie is a white terrier mix from Cincinnati, Ohio who has an adventurous nose. Like many terriers, she is an “earth” dog, modeled on adventure-seeking and prey-seeking in the open world.
That might explain why she found herself in a rather unusual cave that would have been her last place if it weren’t for her owner’s vigilance and neighbour’s awareness.
When owners Connie Frick and Lynn Herman realized Gertie was gone, it wasn’t a terrible surprise to them. Gertie is known to be an avid traveler, and as they say Inside version, the tough little dog can fight nature.
“We fully expect her to come back because she has run away so many times,” they said.
But day by day, and the terrier did not return home. Her owners posted flyers around the neighborhood and taped back the lost locality and found groups on Facebook with her info.
“Gertie has been missing since July 13,” a Pawboost alert read. “Run to Parker Woods, search there many times. She is very scared of storms and may find a grudge open?? “
And she, indeed, found an open garage – such a kind. On July 18, a neighbor heard a sob coming from behind the tidy wall of the garage and quickly realized dog got stuck behind it.
Apparently, the garage wall that was originally built into the hillside had partially collapsed. The owners then built another wall of cinderblock, creating a small gap between the old and new wall that Gertie appears to have accessed from a hole in the roof.
Whether it’s a mere whim or searching for some small creature, Gertie finds herself in a situation she can’t get out of.
The owners couldn’t get her out either, because the crevice was too deep to allow the dog to approach from above. Search rescue could not, they called the Cincinnati Fire Department to free the poor dog.
“Have been missing the Northside posters for five days hoping someone finds Gertie,” fire Department shared in a Facebook post. “Today a homeowner heard a dog squealing behind the garage wall and called us to come check it out.
“This run ended in a fun reunion and a job well done by Truck 20!”
Based on WLWT-TV, it was fireman Jenny Adkins, who used a sledgehammer to cut out the cinderblock to make a hole big enough for the fat dog to get through. Gertie was out and back in her owner’s relieved arms in less than 10 minutes.
According to its owners, the spirited dog doesn’t appear to be any worse to wear, other than possibly “losing a pound or two” and “smelly smelling”.
Only time will tell whether the ordeal will stop Gertie from contemplating future prison escapes – but given her hound bloodline, it may only stimulate her desire to be. more adventure.
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