The 64-year-old left her house in Ontario’s cottage country at 10 a.m. Tuesday for a regular walk with her border collie. About a kilometre along a side road, the pair turned down a narrow path and stopped in a clearing to throw a Frisbee.
The dog dropped the Frisbee in a muddy patch, and when Ms. Van Alstyne bent to retrieve it, she felt her feet sink. “I took one step too far,” she said. “It just sucked me right in. (Gerry Van Alstyne)
Oh boy, Oh Boy OH BOY! A Jack Russell dog runs during a race at the 2011 Taipei Pet Show inside the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei July 15, 2011. The show will run from Friday to July 18 and has about 130 exhibitors and 600 booths this year. REUTERS/Nicky Loh. More of today’s best photos.
Photos: Dog, bear hug An orphaned bear cub wandered into a family’s back yard in Podvrh, Slovenia about a month ago. The family has not officially adopted the bear cub, named Medo, but they and their dog have bonded with him; the family plans to build a fenced-in area for the cub. (Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)