June 6, 2012

White Dog and The White Dog Army
Wonderful World Wednesday

White Dog and the others are finding the world pretty wonderful just because Puff is back and it seems whatever is wrong with her will be treatable. “Let’s do a story with a White Dog Hero,” White Dog requested. “We are magical and do lots to make the world pretty special.”

Is there anything more magical is a story of a white dog who travels 1100 miles over 12 mountains out of loyalty to a bicyclist who threw her scraps? And in case that isn’t enough…gets adopted at the end into a loving forever home!
Video from the BBC

Stray Dog Follows Bikers Over 1100 Miles to Tibet
By Bo Gu, NBC News, May 30

BEIJING – A stray dog has become China’s newest celebrity after latching onto a group of cyclists and traveling more than 1,100 miles over at least 12 mountains, some as high as 13,000 feet, in China’s southwestern Tibetan Plateau.
The homeless dog, nicknamed Xiao Sa, finished her 24-day journey from China’s Sichuan Province to Lhasa, Tibet on May 24.
 “At first we didn’t think about adopting her at all,” said 22-year-old cyclist and college student Xiao Yong in an interview with China Central TV. “But we were shocked by her perseverance. She followed us [from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province] to Litang [a town in Sichuan province with a 2.6 mile altitude]. We then decided to make a cage for her when we had a steep road going downhill.”
The long march began with a chicken leg Xiao Yong tossed to the puppy when he started his bike ride in early May. The little mutt followed the cyclist team after that and became part of the cycling group.
They came up with the nickname “Xiao Sa” by combining the term “xiao,” which means “little,” with the last syllable of Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet and the cyclists final destination.
“She once ran 37 miles in one day, going uphill. We were very impressed by Xiao Sa’s persistence, that inspired us all the way till our destination, the Potala Palace [in Lhasa, Tibet],” said Xiao Yong. “I’ll take Xiao Sa back home. I think she’s taking me as her owner now.”
Lu Bo, another team member, said the little white fur-ball was an inspiration to the whole team. The dog “made us so happy. Once a few of our team members lagged behind, she ran from hill top to the bottom, to bring these guys to the rest of the team. She injected power into us,” said Lu.
She is now with her new owner, Xiao Yong, in Wuhan, capital city of the southern Hubei province.
And like a true celebrity, Xiao Sa has even opened her own Weibo account, China’s most popular Twitter-like service. It is called “GoGoXiaoSa,” where fans can check out her latest photos and whereabouts. And she already has over 82,000 followers.


Jo's World said...

Thanks very much for the sweet photos and story of the little runner dog! She must have been thinking "These are the people I have been looking for to have fun with!" Glad she found a home too.

Glad also that Puff is doing well.


24 Paws of Love said...

What an awesome story!! Totally awesome!! The power of a dog. :)

p.s. so glad Puff is home. Hope she is doing well. We are still holding all of you in our 24 Paws of Prayer. :)

meowmeowmans said...

We shed a few tears of joy when we read this story. Amazing.

Please give Puff some pets from all of us. We are super glad she's back home. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This was a beautiful story with a happy ending , and I loved it.
The little dog had a heart of gold to keep running with the team.
I think the little dog could feel love. Love makes all the difference in the world.

Nola said...

Thank you for your prayers. Charlotte is now at the rainbow bridge

Teddy Bear said...

What a beautiful story!:) We're so glad Puff is home and that the pack is whole again. We've got our paws crossed for Puff's health report.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Brian said...

That is such a wonderful story! We are so happy Puff is doing some better and the love will help her so much too!

Ginger Jasper said...

that Puff is doing well and can be treaed is the best news ever. We saw the story of the little dog on our news and were so touched. we didnt hear that she got ahome though and that is special. A lovely story. Hugs GJ xx

Hound Girl said...
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Hound Girl said...

I heard about this but wanted to know more and then I forgot to go look it up so thank you for sharing. Totally amazing.

I am so glad to hear Puff is doing better and its treatable!

Amber DaWeenie said...

This story is getting me all teary-eyed. What a cute little dog. I hope she has a very long and happy life.

So happy to hear that Puff is doing a bit better too.

Nola said...

Oh WDA, thank you for your comment about Charlotte. You are the most amazing Blogville family. Thank you. Our Doxie rescue of choice is Florida Dachshund Rescue.
Thank you friends

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Why an amazing little pup! She truly "chose" her family.

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