A story.... I dropped my phone in the Verizon holster clip about a week ago. The top of the clip that hold the phone in took the fall and part of it broke off. It was still holding the phone in pretty well so I just kept going with it as is. Tuesday of this week, I get home from work, and as I am unloading several items from my truck, the phone falls out of the clip in my front yard. I came inside, put up my things, help my wife with dinner, put kids to bed, did some reading and fell asleep while reading, never noticing my missing phone. The next morning, I wake up and immediately realize it's gone. I looked everywhere I could think of for that phone. I go through the entire day without it. In the afternoon, we have a typical summer thunderstorm roll through, but this one was pretty bad. It rained for about 2 hours and knocked out my power. When I get home, the electric company is going in and out to repair a broken line. While standing outside, my daughter yells "Daddy, I found your phone. I think the dog ate it." Sure enough, my dog had found my phone first. It has a visible bite mark on the front and back at the bottom right corner. The screen is fine but covered in dirt, grass, and mud. I immediately pop the battery out and take it inside. Once the power comes back on, I blow the phone out with compressed air and clean off all the dirt. I notice that the back behind the battery has little to no moisture, so I pop the battery in and plug it up. The charge indicator comes on! I wait a couple of minutes and power it up. It comes alive! My Eris lives! I think that my dog might have saved my phone by taking it up under my house during the rain. She's a good dog! The only noticeable defect is a slight grittyness in the trackball, but everything else is working great! TL;DR My Droid Eris survived a night outside with my dog and two hours of heavy rain.