Singleton on 'worst date' ends up saving would-be suitor's dog from river

One singleton claims she had the “worst date ever” after a socially distant stroll with a Tinder man turned into a rescue mission when she landed in a river and rescued his drowning dog – while he “just stood there” .

Lizzy Johnson met a man online with a “cute” boxer dog and suggested they take a walk along the River Mole in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, but just like he said the dog had never seen water before the “excited” puppy popped in.

The 37-year-old claims that while the owner was “too busy flapping” she ran down the steep and slippery bank to get the dog, but managed to slide straight into the water.

The mother of two was stuck and chest deep at one point for five minutes while the guy made useless suggestions from the sidelines, but she eventually climbed out unharmed.

A “soaked” Lizzy and the couple took the “awkward” ten minute hike back to the car and parted, but luckily he wasn’t her “cup of tea” when she said he looked like “Shaggy from Scooby-Doo”.

Since then, she has vowed to stick to more conventional dates from now on, and has taken some fun shots showing her narrating the ordeal as she reveals her damp and muddy clothes.

Since then, she has vowed to stick to more conventional dates from now on, and has taken some fun shots showing her narrating the ordeal as she reveals her damp and muddy clothes.

Lizzy of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey said, “It was probably the worst date ever – maybe because I wasn’t feeling it so well, it wasn’t a great date.

“It was my first socially aloof date and I’ll just wait for things to resume so I can have a nice glass of wine – dog walks aren’t in sight for now.

“The funny thing is, I’m on Tinder and Bumble and have a look at it. When they have a dog, I’m like ‘no Lizzy, don’t do it, don’t do it’ – swipe left


“I definitely saw the fun side – I’m proud to have saved the dog before I thought of my phone and keys like him.

“All of my friends said ‘it could only happen to you Lizzy’ – I’m out of luck with dating and I just thought I’d share it.”

The mother of two said she didn’t know if it was her maternal instinct, an animal lover, or her flight attendant training that drove her down the bank – but she had to save that dog.

Lizzy didn’t even part with her phone or car keys before descending – but luckily she tossed them on the sidewalk shortly after she slipped when she eventually landed about ten feet in the water.

Mud-splattered Lizzy says it's her

Lizzy said, “When the dog jumped in, he panicked and said, ‘Oh my god, my dog ​​has never been in the water, omg’.

“I had to pull the dog out because the owner was too busy flapping.

“I pushed the dog out and he just said, ‘Oh, I don’t know what to do’ and I said, ‘Don’t worry – you just keep the dog out of the river.’

“He said ‘here, hold on to the leaves and I’ll pull you out’ and I thought, ‘that was the most ridiculous idea I’ve ever heard – no, it won’t work.’

“It was like ‘here, hold my hand’ but I said ‘no because you’re going to fall in’ – it was so muddy and slippery and I was like ‘just let me think about it’.

“I took a step to the left in the bank and went even deeper under my breasts, so I had to figure out how to get out of there.

“I wore mini-heeled boots, luckily I had some grip and managed to lift my leg quite high above the water and hook myself onto a branch. I dug my hands into the bench to find something that I could hold on to. “

After the pharmacy dispenser eventually escaped the clutches of the Mole River, the trio went back to the car and parted ways.

But two hours later the dog owner wrote with two emojis: “Hey, I hope you are fine, I’m sorry” – but a “traumatized” Lizzy didn’t answer and now she thinks he has blocked her.

The 'excited' puppy had apparently never seen water - but he dared to jump into the river

Lizzy said, “I got out and asked if my makeup was okay and he said ‘yes it’s okay’ – when I looked in the mirror at home I had mud on my face.

“We passed some families and they looked at me like, ‘What did you do?’

“He was like ‘I wanted to go in, you didn’t have to do that – I wanted to empty my pockets and then lay down on the bench and pull him out’.”

“I think he was trying to be logical while I was thinking a dog is drowning in the river – I have to get the dog out.

“Thank goodness I didn’t like him – I would have been horrified if I had.

“He looked like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo – he had the same haircut.”


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