The hike was even more challenging than McCormack imagined, and he nearly gave up several times. And Tweedie had started to worry about taking Sandy from the village where the guest house was located — the dog might actually belong to someone, he realized, and he didn’t want to upset anyone. But when they finally reached the guest house after six arduous hours, they were faced with a new problem — they couldn’t find the dog.
“We looked in the outside kitchen area, but the dog wasn’t there,” McCormack said. “We didn’t say anything to each other, but I know we were both thinking, ‘Oh crap.’”
Then they saw some movement underneath a stack of plastic chairs. “This little dog was under there, wagging his whole back end,” McCormack said. “Once we saw him, we both just changed our attitudes again — I suddenly had a lot of energy, and Ross was going to get that dog out no matter who complained about it.”