My dog lay dead five days without a grave
In the thick of summer, hid in a clump of pine
And a jungle of grass and honey-suckle vine.
I who had loved him while he kept alive
However; the ingenious method of concealment by which he kept alive for another nine years, the unflagging fidelity of his friends, and the remarkable example set by his wife Epponina form a story which I shall relate in its proper context. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...
"There was a mouse in that place—what he ate and how he kept alive I don't know. He kept nibbling at our hair. Next morning we greased ourselves again, wrapped wool rags around us and started off again." It was 10 o'clock when they at last reached the wrecked plane.
Battling frostbite and hypothermia, he kept alive for 6 ½ days drinking melted snow, eating peanut butter and packets of taco sauce. ...http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=125501