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Scotland – Part 2 (Will Typist Float??!!)

So to quickly recap on my last post…

  • I’m Bryn, the roving reporter – hello!
  • Arrived in Scotland, lovely hotel
  • Went to Fire station – no firemen (gutted typist)
  • Watched two very impressive open area searches
  • Rescued dad (hurray)
  • Overheard a conversation about throwing typist into the river (very excited)

You will never believe it but they were telling the truth – the very next thing we did on our Scottish weekend away was go down to the River Forth and chuck typist into it!

Calm down, obviously as we all quite like typist we did ensure she had all the correct equipment (doesn’t she look snazzy)

She would like to me point out so was wearing MANY layers!

And then they sent in the lovely Aiyla in to pull her out (all seems a bit barmy if you ask me!)

Aiyla in her working coat

Stuart used the ‘chucking in typist’ technique to show off how ace Aiyla is. She is a Newfoundland dog who has been specially trained to rescue people from the water, and she is so fantastic if needs be she can rescue more than one person at once!

Firstly typist had to wade out a suitable distance from the bank,

Stop waving we is waiting!


Think thats far enough

and then duck down in the water and wave n scream like a mad woman (which she found surprisingly easy!)

Realistic aint it?

Within minutes Aiyla was in the water racing to rescue typist,

Aiyla to the rescue!

 although typist did say it felt like an eternity before Aiyla came to the rescue.

Go Aiyla Go!!

However, after further discussion with Aiyla’s dad John, we discovered that she is just as clever as she looks and she carries out her own full assessment of the situation before entering the water. How clever is that?

Once all the two legs thought that Aiyla would jump off a jetty to perform a rescue, and when she didn’t this confused the two legs, so they had a closer look and realised that she had spotted and avoided some rather jagged rocks which they had all missed. Knew us dogs were clever!

You got her! Way to go

Anyway I digress, so Aiyla swam out to typist who grabbed onto her special rescue coat (Ailylas coat not typists) and was towed to safety!

Safe at last!

Hurray for Aiyla, well typist was so excited she was sent in again, which meant that poor Aiyla had to go in again and to make it even harder this time John went in as well and Aiyla had to rescue them both.


Thats not fair two people to one dog!

Look at her - thats two people at once! I is impressed!


I don't know why John looks so tired, Aiyla did all the hard work!

Well watching Aiyla do all that work made me hungry so I was very pleased when lunchtime was announced, especially as someone had mentioned a burger van….



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