Believe It or Not!
It makes you wonder how bad could it have been for this poor pup (and others out there for that matter) to want to run over 1,100 miles to keep up with his new found friends that graciously fed him a chicken drumstick when he was found sleeping on the side of the road. The Chinese cyclists that fed her were astonished at the determination that this little pup showed in order to keep up with their cycling group. Amazingly, the tiny mutt never gave up. She followed them — on paw — for more than 1,100 miles over 20 days.
A student, Mr Heng, in Wuhan, Hubei province, had decided to cycle to Llasa, Tibet from Kangding in the Sichuan province as a graduation trip with friends when he met the lonely dog.
“She was lying, tired, on the street around Yajiang, Sichuan province,” he told China Daily. “So we fed her, and then she followed our team.”
The doggy, later named “Xiao Sa” (‘Little Sa’) covered 1,138 miles and climbed 10 mountains higher than 13,000 feet! Some of the cyclists eventually stopped and decided to take the bus to their destination. But no Xiao Sa, she made it all the way. Heng was so moved by her incredible journey that he decided to offer her a permanent home.
“I would like to take the dog home and take care of her. She has been a stray on the road for a long time. She needs a home.”