Someone call Alexa — or her guardian angels, for that matter. When a pair of dogs began to drink on their owner’s bed, she tried rousing them. The result was an unexpected rescue that left her relieved enough to open an email account at the hotel in question.
Katja Grabowska, the owner of the dogs, had stayed at The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in late August when she noticed that her dogs, Ochre and Roxy, were out of water and seemed to be “super dehydrated,” she wrote in an email to the guest relations team at the hotel.
Bawdy, like most of the dogs, stayed in the hotel’s outdoor restaurant with her owner in one of the hotel’s quiet back rooms. But while the dogs enjoyed sitting in their tub, their owner had gathered up some family photos and other household items and gone to take a nap next to the chandelier in the adjacent room.
Grabowska came out of the room just as her two sleeping dogs began to stir and wet themselves. She went to the floor “shouting and fainting,” she wrote in the email, and managed to revive herself with a piece of flip-flop as a drink. She called for her dogs but did not wake them up.
But her landlord, Dr. Cees Krog, who was staying at the hotel with his young son when Grabowska awoke to her horrible situation, says the dogs are “best friends” and responded to Grabowska’s dire situation.
When Grabowska jumped up from the floor, Krog’s son, who was sleeping at the time, started barking. Krog told Dutch national TV that Grabowska “thought they were going to bite her.” The dog were in her room so Grabowska was on her own.
“They were very, very scared,” Krog told Dutch broadcaster NOS.
Just then a new guest arrived at the hotel — someone had asked for Grabowska’s address to have her look for her dogs, according to NOS.
He was so keen to see Grabowska that he placed the room number of her room on a clipboard and went up to the guest relations desk. When he entered the room and found the dogs and dog food, he headed over to the bedside and, “of course,” Grabowska emerged.