Improbable comeback Bobby history collie, which took place more than 4,000 kilometers to get home
• An incredible comeback Bobby history collie, which took place more than 4,000 kilometers to get home
Many people know the film "Lassie Come Home", which tells the story of a collie that crossed Scotland to return to the boy she loved. But it kinostranstvie - easy walk compared to the actual journey that carried a dog Bobby from the US. Returning home, he walked more than 4,000 kilometers.
Bobby and his owner, Mr. Frank Brazier.
In 1923, the typical American family traveled to Indiana. And all would have been fine if it were not lost their beloved pet of two Scottish collie Bobby. Although pet, he could not find in the search, and home to Oregon heartbroken people back without the dog. However, the real miracle happened six months: on the threshold of the house appeared emaciated Bobby, who through the skin just shines through bone. By some miracle the dog was able to get home on their own.
Miracle dog Bobby (1921-1927). During his return to the difficult dog passed 4105 kilometers across the plains, deserts and mountains (which in winter). On average, Bobby took place about 23 kilometers a day.
After the return of Bobby in Silverton, it immediately became famous. About the dog in the papers about it have written a book. Bobby even played himself in a silent film in 1924, "Call of the West". Dog received hundreds of letters from people all over the world and has been awarded various prizes.
In 1927, Bobby died. Famous Scottish Collie was buried with honors at the pet cemetery Oregon Humane Society in Portland. On his grave as a tombstone was installed whimsical red and white doghouse.
Scene from the film The Call of the West.
In the hometown of "miracle dog" has done a lot in his memory. February 15 is celebrated Day of Bobby. In his honor, a statue and made a mural which depicted his way, as well as a copy of a luxury home, which he received after returning from their travels.