I quickly parked my car and ran across the street (in flip flops), up the stairs (thinking I really need to get back into shape) and headed toward the lady and her dog. She is trying to get 911 on the line but can't keep a connection long enough to let them know exactly where she is. Short story - Jada (her dog) was slipping out of the harness, but the good news was we were able to pull her up enough that I could grab her front legs and pull her over the ledge. She was so good and calm. When we got her back on the pavement, Jada just kept licking my toes. I know she was telling me thank you. She appeared to be fine, walking just fine - the owner in worse shape than Jada. Their story: The owner and her dog were jogging in the ramp, like they normally do, and for some unknown reason, Jada jumped over the outside wall. I'm glad I came to work when I did; I was running later than I had hoped. I don't think the owner could have held on much longer. She said she had been screaming and many people went by, but no one else heard her. Jada weighs more than 60 pounds. It made me appreciate my two little dogs that much more.
Have a great day, everyone! I bet Jada and her owner are having a relaxing night.