Oly's Ordeal: Corgi Survives 4 Days After Owner Dies In Avalanche [View all]
By BRETT FRENCH Of The Gazette Staff | Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Assumed to have died in an avalanche that killed one of his owners on Saturday, an exhausted and hungry Welsh Corgi dog lay down Wednesday by the door of the Cooke City hotel room that the family had occupied four days earlier.
“The family is super excited,” said Mark Staples, of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, which investigated the incident. “It’s one bright spot for them.”
Robert Weinstein, owner of the Alpine Motel at Cooke City, spotted the dog around noon Wednesday.
“I just saw it outside sitting by the room, which is pretty amazing,” he said.