He was just a good dog trying his best, and that’s all anyone can ask of him.
A 120-pound 5-year-old Great Pyrenees named Kato found himself stuck on a hiking trail in Evergreen, Colo. “Come along,” his owners probably said, “It will be fun.” Anyone who has ever gone hiking has heard these same words, Kato, and they feel your pain.
Kato and his owners were hiking along Maxwell Falls. The trail is known to be steep and difficult to traverse, so Evergreen Fire Rescue was not surprised to receive a distress call, according to KUSA-TV.
A mile from the trailhead, Kato laid himself on the ground and was unable, or refused, to go on. Kato was unable to comment, as he is a dog.
Kato was exhausted and probably dehydrated. Due to his size, his owners couldn’t carry him down on their own. Luckily, fire rescue team showed up and carried Kato down on a stretcher, just as they would an exhausted human.
But honestly? Kato doesn’t really seem all that embarrassed to have to be rescued from a hike. Check out this face.
If you are planning on taking your dog for a hike, you should always ensure that it has plenty of water and proper foot protection. Never take your dog on a hike if the weather is too hot. You should always ease your dog into hikes, ensuring that you start off on smaller hikes to build up its endurance.
Ensure that your dog is up to date on its vaccinations and on heartworm, flea, and tick prevention. You may even want to get your pooch some sunscreen if it has light skin or thin fur.
Omg Kato, you do you, honey. You let them humans work for you. https://t.co/6x9L5i5uh6
— Samantha Roberts (@SamanthaDear8) June 7, 2018
Or you could always just say “NO!” to hikes. What’s up there on that mountain anyway? A froyo stand?