# JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 17th

Our prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 17th is brought to you by John Holton! Click here to find his last post and say hi while you’re there! John’s word for our prompt today is “Inch” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Inch by inch we moved forward, attached by ropes around our waists. The ice was so cold we could feel it chilling our bones.

We inched on carefully watching for any cracks that might appear in the ice. The man at the front of the line signaled for us to stop and listen.

We all did, we heard the ice groaning and over that the tired howling of exhaustion. We all knew what to do. We spread out, those at the front laid down and continued to inch ahead. We further back held on tight to the ropes securing the men at the front.

We held those ropes tight we could not give an inch or they might slip and drown.

The howling was getting quieter now but we could not give up or relax our efforts. This was a valued member of our team they had saved many of us before.

The cry went up “Got her” slowly inch by inch we hauled her out. She was passed down the line across the frozen lake to the shore. As soon as she reached the bank she was wrapped up warmly in a moon blanket. And rushed off for medical treatment.

Later we visited her, luckily the Vet said she would be fine but the fabulous dog part of our team had been within an inch of losing her life! Even so she was soon back working with us again.

Image from Pixabay

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jan 17, 2019 @ 07:40:55

    Brilliant!

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  2. pensitivity101
    Jan 17, 2019 @ 08:19:06

    Phew. Doggie saved!

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  3. newepicauthor
    Jan 17, 2019 @ 13:33:31

    Nice story and I had no idea that she was a dog till the end. I actually tried to help someone who fell through the ice once and the ice under me broke up and I fell into the frozen water. Sadly there were no warm blankets for me.

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  4. newepicauthor
    Jan 17, 2019 @ 14:49:13

    He was crying in the frozen water and everyone else stayed clear of him for fear that they might fall in also, but I could not stand listening to his screams any longer. The water was not that deep as he was standing on the bottom of the pound and his head and shoulders were both above the ice. I realized that he was stuck because he was panicking and I felt that he should be able to get out if only he were able to calm down. When I fell through the ice I jumped right out and he was still stuck there, but now I was cold and I told him that he was on his own. The worst part was that my friend would not let me in his car, because he felt I might ruin it and I had to walk about three miles back to my house with my clothes stiff as a board.

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  5. newepicauthor
    Jan 17, 2019 @ 16:11:09

    My friend was always a bully and being an only child and a diabetic he always got his way. He was 6 months older than I was, so he had a car when I didn’t. The other guy did survive and he was a crybaby.

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  6. J-Dub
    Jan 17, 2019 @ 17:28:15

    That’s amazing!! yay for doggie being rescued!!

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  7. Jordy
    Jan 17, 2019 @ 19:53:33

    Excellent thrilling story! I held to evry word, hoping for safety!💗

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  8. Dale
    Jan 18, 2019 @ 16:00:51

    Beautiful.

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  9. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jan 19, 2019 @ 22:44:20

    So glad doggy survived! 🤗💕

    Reply

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