Bailey, a Bichon Frise, was determined to find his way home. This ten-year-old dog walked seven miles to be reunited with his owners.
This dog’s long journey all started last month when Lou Staigvil, Bailey’s owner, took him along on a wood-splitting trip near his sister’s house. He thought Bailey could play with his sister’s golden retriever while they were busy splitting wood.
But as Staigvil was chopping wood, Bailey went missing while playing with the golden retriever.
A search party was organized to find the little Bichon Frise. The Staigvils put up fliers and put an advertisement in their local newspaper.
The Staigvils were completely distraught over their beloved pet, and after three days of searching, they were afraid Bailey would never resurface.
But Bailey didn’t give up. This 15-pound dog walked seven miles and found his way back to his surprised owners. They were all completely amazed over Bailey’s long journey.
Staigvil’s sister said: “Bailey’s no bigger than a white powder puff. That’s a lot of walking on those tiny little legs.”
Janet Staigvil added: “He was crying, and you could tell he is still a little sore, but he’s so happy to be home. He jumped the whole way up into my arms when I went out to the front to see if it was him.”
Never underestimate the power and strength of a little white doggie.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review