Litter Of Puppies Rescued After Being Left On Remote Island.
Together, the men and Vandekerkhove devised a plan to help the lost puppies off the island.
Cook and Colombe named the puppies Gilligan, Skipper, Ginger, the Professor, Mary Ann, Thurston Howell III and Mrs. Howell, which were all characters on “Gilligan’s Island,” a show about a bunch of people who got stranded on an island.
The puppies had some serious trust issues because of the predicament that they were currently in.
It became obvious that they would have to earn the trust of these puppies before they could do anything else for them. But the puppies screamed whenever one of them tried to touch them, so the men came up with “Operation Gilligan’s Island” to help the pups.
The men spent two days ferrying drinking water and food to the island as well as medical supplies.
They even brought dog kennels with them. Cook had to drag his doghouse across the lake, but it was worth it because this would offer the frightened puppies some decent protection against the elements until the men were able to take them off the island.
It became clear to Vandekerkhove and anyone else who saw it that the puppies hadn’t had human contact in a while.
So, when any human approached, they would bark from fear and mistrust.
Eventually, the puppies became comfortable enough around humans that they could be rescued.
The puppies were taken to a foster home where they could begin to acclimate to a better life. Only time would tell if they would be able to leave behind the painful memories of being stranded on that island.
The puppies were happy to have toys that they could play with, and many of them seemed okay.
Two of the seven puppies were girls and they were shy around humans, but Vandekerkhove felt that it was only a matter of time before the dogs would become just as sociable as their brothers, and accept that not all humans are bad.
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