We’ve all heard of a cat on a hot tin roof, but what about a dog?
Well, that’s what happened to Rosie, a tiny mixed breed from Bay Shore, New York when she decided to go for a sky-high HYPERLINK “http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/06/06/bayshore-firefighters-rescue-dog-trapped-on-roof-for-hours/” adventure on her dog-sitter’s roof.
Getting to her precarious perch was the easy part, but firefighters had the tough job of saving her life.
“Never in my life, ever, did we see anything like this,” neighbor Pat Baker said. “Who would expect that you would see a dog on a roof?”
Well, that’s exactly what Baker and her husband spotted on top of their neighbors’ house.
The neighbor’s son was watching Rosie for a friend when she escaped. But it was Bay Shore, New York firefighters Michael Ippolito and Tom Komoroski that came to her rescue.
“Our first concern was it was a very steep roof, so we didn’t want her to get scared and run down, possibly slip and fall,” Komoroski said.
Lieutenant Ippolito straddled the 30-foot roof and slowly inched his way toward Rosie.
“Saw the dog, seemed pretty terrified, shaking. I went up, calmed the dog down…I just kind of put my hand out and let the dog smell me, and with that I just grabbed the collar and pulled her in,” Ippolito said.
“I’m just glad the dog got down without anybody getting hurt, the dog getting hurt – just doing what we’re told,” Komoroski said.
So how did Rosie get up there? The dog-sitter said the answer was pretty simple – Rosie was on the second floor and jumped out a rear window onto the roof.
“It was a little nerve-wracking,” Baker said. “The firemen, they handled it great.”
After a few scary hours atop a roof, things are looking just rosy again for the HYPERLINK “http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/06/06/bayshore-firefighters-rescue-dog-trapped-on-roof-for-hours/” adventurous pup.