On June 9th, Simba vanished in a field with “hundreds and hundreds of rabbit tunnels.”
On June 9, Simba the cavapoo went missing while out for a walk near Marlborough, Wiltshire.
His owners were convinced the dog had died after a two-week search involving the hearth service, underground cameras, a blood hound, and a psychic failed.
“I’d even bought a plaque stating ‘RIP Simba,’ so when he unexpectedly resurfaced, we couldn’t believe it – we were ecstatic,” said owner Stephen Arnott.
Mr Arnott explained that they were wandering near their Aldbourne range in a field with “hundreds and hundreds of rabbit holes,” and that the tiny dog was with them “one second and gone the next.”
“There are a lot of rabbit holes, and we didn’t know which one he went down,” he explained.
“It was torturous not knowing which hole he must have gone through because we looked in every hole.”
Mr Arnott and his wife Kathy sought help from a psychic after four days of looking and having “no idea where he was.”
“She put us on a bit of a wild goose chase at first, but eventually she said he’s stuck into a hole within 120 steps of the front door,” he explained.
According to him, cameras were installed in every hole, terriers and a bloodhound were dispatched, and the fire department spent each day searching for rabbit holes “but with no luck.”
‘Weak and emaciated’
“We’d given up, he was only a baby, and we didn’t think he’d be ready to survive for so long down a pit,” he explained.
“I covered up all the holes excavated throughout the search since they were hazardous, fearing I was burying our Canis Minor,” says the author.
The next morning, however, a “thin, malnourished, and weak” Simba resurfaced at the house.
“We couldn’t believe our eyes; it had genuinely been a miracle. He was filthy and dishevelled, and he’d dropped nearly half his weight “he stated
“He’d obviously dropped so much weight that he could crawl out of the opening, but he’s brave, so we dubbed him Simba the Lion,” says the narrator.
Simba “survived goodbye below without access to food and water,” according to Drove Veterinary Hospital veterinarian Lynne Gaskarth.
He was “severely dehydrated,” she claimed, and had lost a quarter of his weight.