Back in August Anthony Ortolani climbed Mount Bierstadt, one of the many "fourteeners," or peaks that rise to 14,000 feet or more above sea level in Colorado. He took his German shepherd, Missy, along with him. On the way down he reached a point where Missy could not make it on her own. He said that he didn't want to leave her, but decided that he had to stay with her and die himself or go down the mountain without her. Eight days later she was found at 13,000 feet by Scott and Amanda Washburn, skinny, bleeding, and clinging to life.