Three-year-old Staffordshire terrier Willow was a very naughty dog but also a good dog.
Adorable dum-dum Willow managed to clamber onto her own roof on Hackney’s Alkham Road last Sunday, June 23. [All photos: @LondonFire]
Here she is, realising she has done herself A Big Stupid:
She scrambled through a window in a converted loft space but was unable, thanks to her small yet lovely dog mind, to find a way back in. After several hours of searching for her, the owners discovered a disconsolate Willow peering off the top of their home, and asked the fire brigade to come and mount a daring rescue.
Calling on teams from Stoke Newington and Forest Hill, the ninety-minute mission required an aerial ladder platform to reach the confused pooch. Firefighter Richard Kirby was the chap to talk some sense into Willow and return her to ground/dog level.
Because Willow is a very good dog, she was also careful to say Thanks.
Mistakes were made. Snuggles were given. And so the circle of life continues. Dogs of London: do NOT go on the roof. No. I said NO. Don’t! Don… oh for fucksake.
Also published on Medium.