The owners of two miniature schnauzers thought they would never see their beloved pups again – until the duo scampered back when they smelled sizzling sausages!
“It was a horrible phone call,” Liz Hampson told the newspaper. “We called our family and messaged friends and put out an appeal for people to look out for them on Facebook and Twitter.”
More than 120 people and two drones searched for the stranded pooches on the Red Pike fell near Buttermere, Cumbria.
After five days of searching, as a last resort the family decided to cook sausages at the spot where the dogs were last seen.
Just moments later, Charlie and Theo appeared.
“When they first appeared it was like a mirage. I could not believe it was them,” Liz told the news outlet. “My husband ran up the hill to grab them as I was just shaking and crying. I could not function.”
“They absolutely love sausages. They have them every Sunday for breakfast, so if there was one food they were going to come back for, it was sausages.”