This big fellow belongs to our younger son Rob who lives in an alpine region in the South Island. Once when Rob was tramping in the snow-covered mountains with Snowie he became disorientated in a sudden whiteout. He was able to phone his wife on his cell phone but it took a long while till searchers could find him. He and Snowie cuddled up together and the dog kept him warm, thus avoiding hypothermia, saving his life. Though Rob has a wife, Snowie is his best friend and companion.