69-year-old David Deshon was reported missing by his daughter Shona last month. Two days later, a Placer County, CA, sheriff’s deputy found his body in the snow. It is a heartbreaking end to a valiant rescue effort, but Deshon’s family members take comfort in realizing that he was not alone in his remaining moments.
Deshon’s beloved dogs, 10-year-old Buddy and 5-year-old Baby Dog, remained by his side throughout the ordeal. Even after her owner died, Baby Dog refused to leave him, lying protectively over Deshon’s body while Buddy made his way to a neighbor’s house.
One Loyal Friend
When rescuers arrived, they were unable to get Baby Dog to give up Deshon’s remains until a trusted neighbor was brought in.