I just figured I'd post this as a warning as I was shocked and saddened by what happened in our own little town. It's not something I would ever expect to happen! We have a small lake/pond in our town and people regularly go there to walk the path that goes around it with their dogs. Not too long ago, a man went walking with his dog and the dog went out onto the ice. Apparently the ice was thin and the dog went out too far and fell right in. The man went out on the ice and fell in himself. He managed to save the dog, but the cold water killed him before he could find a way out. Since the ice posed such a hazard to rescuers, they were not able to find and retrieve the body and he is actually still somewhere under all of the ice. The authorities are waiting until the weather warms a bit so they can get divers in the water to search for him. That's just such a sad story. I know a lot of people would jump right in after their dogs, but it is always a smarter idea to wait for help if this should happen to your dog.