That's because for one very lucky pup in Andalusia, IA another dog was nearby to come to the rescue when he fell through ice and started to drown!
It all happened at a water treatment plant when one black Labrador fell through the ice, and relied on his fellow animal to get the attention of workers returning to lunch.
JoeDungan, the man who noticed the frantic pooch above the ice, called 911, saying:
"The one black dog was running around and tried to get my attention. I think he was trying to tell me he was saving his friend. I looked over in this hole over here and the other dog was in the water trying to get out."
What a smart puppy!
Both dogs were safely taken from the lake, but, unfortunately, neither were wearing tags, so they are in the care of animal control at the moment.
But we have a feeling that this uplifting story will probably catch the owners' attention and the pups will make it home in no time!