A few years back one of my cats (i now have 6 and a samoyed dog) was chased by a dog and ended up falling into a river, which at the time was at the end of my garden. It was pure luck that i was around when it happened, anyway i panicked as the river has 7 foot flood walls so there was no way she was going to be able to get out by herself. I climbed over the very small wall separately my garden from the drop into the river, anyway i slipped and ended up falling backwards into the river (luckly it was May and it was not very deep) when i picked myself up i realised that i had damaged my ankle or foot, but at the time i was only interested in getting my cat, and she was now further down stream. I ran (do not know how) and grabbed her and managed to make it to the side where there was some over hanging weeds. Anyway to try and cut a long story short it took 2 ambulance crews, fire man, police and finally a air ambulance to rescue me the CAT WAS FINE. The first ambulance crew who got to me told my husband (who was trying to get home from work)all i kept on about was the cat and was she alright. The outcome of this story is that i had infact shattered my heel bone very seriously, i had 15 operations but in the end had to accept that it was never going to mend. In June of last year i had my right leg amputeed below the knee and i am just this week hoping to receive my first cosmetic leg that should look hopefully a lot like my other one - I STILL HAVE THE CAT AND LOVE HER SO MUCH THAT I HAVE NEVER ONCE SAID I WISH I HAD NOT GONE INTO THE RIVER TO SAVE HER. my first love is my animals my second is handbags.