Who’s a good dog? That’s a question dog owners ask often just because their dogs merely exist. Of course, the answer will always and forever be, “You are!” to whatever dog you’re speaking to. But some dogs take their status of good girl or good boy to a whole new dimension, elevating them from just a good dog to the goodest dog.
Yes, I know goodest isn’t a word, but dogs don’t know that. Dogs don’t speak our language and certainly don’t understand the rules of grammar, but that doesn’t stop them from being the best full-body-wagging companions there are, and it doesn’t stop them from claiming their “goodest dog” title.
Today that title goes to Caipirinha, the rescue dog who saved her blind sister after she fell into the pool.
Luna is a 14-year-old blind dog who recently started to become disoriented according to her owner, Dustin. While the family was inside the house, Luna lost her orientation and fell into the pool. If you’ve never had a blind dog, it may be surprising to know that they can get around pretty well so long as you don’t change the layout of your home or backyard set up often.
When my senior dog went blind, I was shocked to see him still able to get around just fine without bumping into things, but just like Luna, as he got older he started to become disoriented and often needed to be led around by my other dog. (Sort of like a seeing-eye dog for a dog.) Thankfully, Luna also had a four-legged sister looking out for her when she lost her bearings and took an unexpected swim.
Caipirinha immediately knew her big sister was in trouble and worked tirelessly to get her to the steps of the pool so she could get out.
“And then when Luna gets close to the edge, Caipirinha nudges her towards the stairs, knowing that that’s going to be the only way she could get out,” Dustin is heard saying in the video shared by Sassy on Facebook. Caipirinha goes as far as to pull on Luna’s collar once she’s on the steps to help her the rest of the way out of the pool.
After the terrifying incident, Luna and Caipirinha’s dad installed a barrier to prevent the elderly dog from falling into the pool again. But it should be officially stated that Caipirinha wins the goodest dog award. What a good girl.
The entire rescue was caught on surveillance. Watch it below: