Dog waits two days at rest stop for owner's return
June 8, 2012
A 9-month-old Yorkie named Rambo has become a very lucky and very famous canine thanks to an incredible show of devotion that helped the dog find a way back to a beloved parent. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Arkansas truck driver Michael Siau was making his way across Missouri with Rambo in tow when they stopped at a rest stop near Hannibal. Thinking that Rambo would stay in the truck, Siau walked into the building and then drove another 170 miles before realizing that the dog was gone. Knowing that his job would be in jeopardy if he drove back to look for the pooch, he pressed on and contacted animal control workers in the area.
"Didn't even cross my mind that he might jump out. He has never before," Siau told the news source. "I jumped back in the truck, put it in gear and drove off. And I just thought he was in the back asleep."
According to The Huffington Post, Siau concluded that Rambo had to be at his last stop in Missouri and got in contact with Hannibal's animal control. When officer Tim Ledbetter came to the rest stop, he found Rambo sitting on the grass patiently waiting for his parent. Amazingly, Ledbetter spotted the dog just as a family was considering adopting the dog for themselves.
"In about 60 seconds, he would have been gone," Ledbetter told the news source.
In an incredible stroke of luck, Ledbetter was able to bring Rambo back to the local animal shelter where he was recently reunited with Siau. At the sound of his parent's voice, Rambo came running and seemed overjoyed to be reunited with his caretaker.
Over the course of one week, Siau experienced the extreme highs and lows of losing and then finding his companion once again. For the foreseeable future, he seems to have learned his lesson and will always think twice to check for his furry friend in the back before making his way down the road.
Stories like Rambo's are just some of the amazing examples of loyalty that canines show toward their parents. If you're thinking of becoming a dog parent and adopting from a New York animal shelter, visit Bideawee's website for a complete listing of canines up for adoption in your area.