“I will never abandon my friend,” declared a courageous dog who willingly exposed himself to danger alongside a fellow dog who had been injured and immobilized on a railway track. Despite the potential risks, he remained by her side for two whole days, making sure to nudge her head down to ensure she wouldn’t be harmed.
In Ukraine, a female dog found herself in a helpless state, unable to move due to her injuries, lying on a set of railroad tracks. The constant threat of being struck by another oncoming train did not deter her male companion from staying beside her and tirelessly protecting her by urging her to keep her head down as the rapid trains zoomed past.
Although it remains uncertain whether Lucy sustained her injuries from a passing train in Uzhgorod, it is clear that she was badly hurt and too weak to seek safety. Concerned locals yearned to come to her aid, yet every time they approached, Lucy’s loyal partner, Panda, fervently barked at them to keep their distance.
Denis Malafeyev came across this unforgettable scene and posted a gripping video capturing their near-miss with a speeding train.
“I was told about two canines stranded on the train tracks near Tseglovka village for a couple of days,” Denis shared, finding the situation incredibly touching.
Upon our arrival, it was evident that the female canine had sustained an injury, rendering her immobile. Surprisingly, the male dog displayed a strong sense of guardianship towards her, preventing us from approaching. My heart sank as I witnessed a train hurtling towards our location, intensifying my sense of urgency and helplessness. The speed at which the train was moving made it implausible for me to reach the canine trio in time to intervene. I dreaded the thought that any efforts I made would only result in their tragic demise, as the sheer force of the train would undoubtedly pulverize them.
As the distant train’s sound reached their ears, the male canine instinctively gravitated towards his female companion, snuggling up beside her. Together, they lowered their heads, embracing the earth as they patiently waited for the train to rumble past.
They both made it through the ordeal, and once they were rescued from the tracks, they were promptly taken to see a doctor. Fortunately, Lucy did not suffer any broken bones, but she did have some serious bruising. The dogs’ family was eventually located and reunited with them, but even as they were safely in the car heading home, Panda continued to snuggle up to Lucy.
“The male dog did this for two whole days without fail. Think about it. He was keeping her warm. I can’t quite put a label on it: instinct, affection, friendship, loyalty? One thing’s for certain, not everyone would go to such lengths.”
Luckily, both of them made a speedy recovery. The female was given the name Lucy, while the male was lovingly called Panda.
“I’ve gotten all my necessary shots,” I proudly announced. With time, I started developing confidence in humans as I interacted with the kind-hearted folks at the facility. Soon enough, my long-awaited foster parent arrived.
“She was brought in alongside her partner by a thoughtful gentleman,” the staff informed me with a smile.