By Randal Coombs


A drought-suffering dog who hadn’t seen water for a long time dived excitedly for rocks in a river.

George the golden retriever lives in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia, which is suffering from a horrible drought, so when he visited Yarramundi River, he couldn’t contain his excitement.

As owner Alisha Melville watched on October 26, the eight-year-old pooch happily dipped his whole body under the surface searching for stones.

Alisha said: “This is the first time I’ve ever seen him go diving, he must have been so excited to see water.

“He just kept going underwater and picking up rocks.

“By the end of it all, he had a whole collection on the riverbank.

“They were all sizes, some were as big as his head.”