Posted: Jan 5, 2012 12:24 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: Jan 6, 2012 2:45 PM
Four days after being feared dead in an avalanche that killed its owner, a dog returned to the Cooke City motel room where its owners had been staying.
Ole, a Welsh corgi, showed up at the Alpine Motel in Cooke City Wednesday around noon. Robert Weinstein was the first to spot the dog right outside the room where David Gaillard and his wife had been staying.
"God this is crazy. There's no way it can be, but it has to be their dog, there's nobody in town that has a corgi breed...I went and got some food. I fed it two times. It just ate like it hadn't eaten in four days," said Weinstien.
David Gaillard and his wife Kerry were skiing southeast of Cooke CIty Saturday when the deadly avalanche struck.
Search teams eventually found David's body, but there was no sign of the dog.
Ole trekked several miles over rough terrain to get back to the motel. Weistein says the dog is now back home with Kerry Gaillard.
An outdoor memorial is planned for David Gaillard Friday, Jan. 6 at the Springhill Pavillion.