updated 5/18/2006 3:34:56 PM ET 2006-05-18T19:34:56

Pepe’s owner says if his dog has nine lives like a cat, he used up two of them on Tuesday.

  1. Don't miss these Health stories
    1. Splash News
      More women opting for preventive mastectomy - but should they be?

      Rates of women who are opting for preventive mastectomies, such as Angeline Jolie, have increased by an estimated 50 percent in recent years, experts say. But many doctors are puzzled because the operation doesn't carry a 100 percent guarantee, it's major surgery -- and women have other options, from a once-a-day pill to careful monitoring.

    2. Larry Page's damaged vocal cords: Treatment comes with trade-offs
    3. Report questioning salt guidelines riles heart experts
    4. CDC: 2012 was deadliest year for West Nile in US
    5. What stresses moms most? Themselves, survey says

The Jack Russell terrier darted over a beachside cliff in the Los Angeles area as he pursued a squirrel. After tumbling down the cliff, he landed next to the busy Pacific Coast Highway and just missed getting squished by a big rig.

A motorist quickly stopped and whistled for Pepe, who promptly hopped in the waiting Range Rover. The rescuer says Pepe jumped on her “lap and started licking” her.

But Pepe’s owner didn’t know about the rescue, so he hurried to the base of the cliff and started climbing up looking for his dog. Brandon McMillan ended up getting stuck as ground gave way below him and firefighters had to retrieve him.

Dog and owner have been reunited.

© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments