Dave Kareken was well aware that his 7-year-old Collie/Golden Retriever mix, Kali, loved being outdoors but he didn’t know she was a survivalist until something completely unexpected happened.
They were hiking with the rest of the family, Kareken’s wife and son, when they came to a waterfall. They were checking out the view when Kali fell in the water. It was an accident.
Kareken jumped in after her but the rapids were pretty strong and he could only scream as she was swept away. They searched for hours, then days. Then they felt like they had lost a member of their family. That’s when the most amazing thing imaginable happened.
Kali survived in the forest for ten days before showing up at a campsite where she was picked up and taken back to her owners. Dogs really are man’s best friend. Amazing animals. It might even make you choke up a bit watching this video.
Kareken said, “To find out she’s alive. I just fell to my knees in disbelief and prayer and thanks.”