Patient Yorkie Puppy Waits Two Days For Owner at Rest Stop
A patient Yorkie puppy’s resolve paid off after a harrowing two days (which is like weeks for a little baby dog) when he was mistakenly left behind by his owner at a Missouri rest stop.
The patient Yorkie puppy’s name was Rambo (awwww!) and owner Michael Siau is a truck driver. Siau and his Yorkie pup hit the road as a team, driving and stopping together as Siau drove through Hannibal, Missouri.
But at that stop, the Yorkie puppy’s patience was tested. As is a curious puppy’s wont, Rambo hopped out of the truck to go exploring. And as parents are often prone to do, Siau thought his curious Yorkie puppy was tucked up quietly snoozing in part of the truck, and not skipping through the flowerbeds at the truck stop.
So Siau left, and the patient Yorkie puppy was left behind. Siau says that he didn’t even think Rambo would hop out, as the mischievous baby-dog hadn’t been so curious in the past:
“Didn’t even cross my mind that he might jump out. He never has before… 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 AP, Siau and Rambo endured a harrowing two-day separation, made all the more poignant by the fact that Rambo’s dad was also a traveling companion of his trucker owner, and that the elder doggie had met a sudden and sad end on the road.
Ollie also made trips with Siau, but was struck and killed by a vehicle last year- and in mourning, Siau was unable to work for six months. For Siau, the thought of losing another puppy was unimaginable, but he knew he didn’t have time yet to retrace his steps and look for his patient Yorkie puppy.
But as you know, the story had a happy ending. Rambo and Siau were reunited. After Siau deduced that his furry pal hadn’t been seen since Hannibal, he called local animal control chief Tim Ledbetter and explained his situation. The AP reports that Ledbetter managed to find and seize the patient Yorkie pup, and the news org explains:
“Sure enough, little Rambo was there, sitting patiently… But he might not have been there much longer. Ledbetter said a family that had stopped at the rest area was just about to adopt the apparently lost puppy.
“’In about 60 seconds, he would have been gone,’ Ledbetter said.”
Siau and his patient Yorkie puppy then hit the road together, bound for Tennessee.