A Great Pyrenees named Kato is not an old dog by any stretch of the imagination. However, at five years old, he is not a puppy anymore either. It seems that his adventurous nature got him in a bit of trouble recently. The dog, who weighs 120 pounds, recently realized his age when out on a hike with his family in his native state of Colorado. Kato and his human parents were out hiking in a park and began to head back to the trailhead, which was roughly one mile away. It was at that exact point that he got tired. Too tired, in fact, to go any further. No matter how much they tried to convince him, the big dog refused to budge from his spot on the ground.
Because Kato weighs so much, his parents were unable to carry the large dog the mile back to the trailhead and their car. So, they picked up their phone and contacted the Evergreen Fire Rescue service for assistance. A group of volunteers assembled and quickly arrived to help Kato and his parents. They brought along a stretcher and were able to carry the tired Kato back to safety. Evergreen Fire Rescue was sure to share the rescue on their Facebook page, with photos of Kato looking just a bit embarrassed about his situation.
Here’s what they said:
”Today’s EFR had a “patient” on the Maxwell Falls trail who was exhausted and most likely dehydrated. About 5 1/2 years old, 120lbs and a fluffy Great Pyrenees named Kato. Good thing Kato’s humans reached out for assistance as they were about 1 mile away from the trail head.”
Thankfully, Kato was okay from his ordeal and both he and his parents learned a valuable lesson that day. Next time, they will be sure to take it easy out on the trail and pack plenty of water next time!