Kid Who Got Lost In The Mexican Mountains For 44 Hours Was Kept Watch Over By A Random Dog Named Max

I think it’s pretty hard to argue that dogs are not man’s best friend. I sometimes think that dogs like people more than people like people. And I’m not talking about like wolves or coyotes, I’m talking strictly about domesticated dogs. They’re trained at birth to love us more than we love ourselves. You don’t see dogs going on mass shootings. It’s because they consider us as a whole their best friends.

Further proof of this claim comes today out of Mexico where a young boy got lost in the mountains for over 44 hours but was kept watch over by a dog named Max, who also belonged to another family.

Via Metro:

“A 14-year-old boy was lost in a Mexican mountain range for 44 hours before rescuers could track him down.

But he didn’t go through the ordeal alone – because Max the dog, who he had only met a few hours earlier, refused to leave his side throughout.

Juan Heriberto Trevino told Noticieros Televisa that he was attending a summer camp when he became separated from the group and slipped and fell down a ravine.”

So, first off, right there is why I will never send my kids to Mexican summer camp. Kid fell down a ravine and no one noticed until later. You literally have one job at summer camp: Make sure none of the kids get lost. And they failed. It only makes me assume that every Mexican summer camp is pretty much just Camp Crystal Lake but hotter.

“He was injured in the fall but soon realised that Labrador retriever Max had followed him down. Sleeping under a tree and cuddling Max for warmth in the cold mountain air, Juan admitted the dog helped him survive.

He said: ‘He stayed by my side the whole time, making me feel safe. I grabbed (Max) and put him on my legs to not be so cold and hugged the dog.’

Max also managed to find a puddle, leading Juan to the water so both boy and dog could drink.

A search party eventually located the pair and airlifted them to safety, with authorities also recognising Max’s vital role. Martin Castillo, deputy director of the local police, said: ‘In that part of the mountain it is very easy to get lost. In addition, it’s very cold at night, as it is very high.

‘The child was lucky to find the dog.’

Juan’s family wanted to adopt Max – but, sadly, the dog already had a home.”

This is like some Lassie-type shit. The dog just knew that the little Timoteo had fallen down a ravine. The problem was, he also knew that the people at the camp were fucking useless, so he sat with the kid until help actually arrived. Max the dog even knows which humans are worth spending your time with. Also, finding the puddle for the kid to drink out of is absolutely bananas. I don’t think I could even do that. I’d probably just be drinking my own piss like Bear Grylls because I was afraid to move/drink the water. This dog would have left me in disgust. I probably would have turned him to the wolves, forcing him to turn away from man forever after pissing into my cupped hands and drinking it.