Chloe Adams only had a few minutes to save her childhood dog, Sandy, and herself from the rising flood waters. To be safe, they had to swim from their home to their neighbor's roof. The water, however, was cold, with a slight current, and the older female could not swim.
“More than myself, I was worried about her”
More than myself, I was worried that I would lose her in the water. I had to find something to put her safely in the water. – says Chloe Adams.
As the flood waters rose quickly, Chloe had to act quickly. At first she tried to use Sandy's bedding as a swimming tool, but it didn't work out. Then she grabbed a plastic container, which was big enough for the pup to fit in, but he started to sink too. When time ran out, she found a pillow on the couch and slipped it under the container to hold Sandy. on the surface, while she swam through the water herself, to the nearest roof, where she and the bitch could wait for help.
Chloe and Sandy spent the next five hours on the roof – in the cold rain and the ever-increasing flood – waiting to be rescued
I kept Sandy on my lap the whole time. I covered her with a plastic container to keep it from raining on her. Says Chloe Adams.
Most importantly, still together
Ultimately, Uncle Chloe saved the two survivors in his canoe. The two are now safe in Grandma Chloe's house, where they are recovering from this traumatic experience. However, they are extremely happy to be still together.
We console each other when we go through something difficult. I come over to Sandy a lot, give her a hug and tell her it's gonna be okay, and she puts her head in my lap. – adds Chloe Adams.