By Tricia Brown,Cary Porter
Bob used to be an average-looking collie dog in each method, apart from his bobbed tail . . . and perhaps that’s why the Brazier relatives named him Bob, or Bobbie.
But he was once general in no different way.
In 1923, Bobbie joined Frank and Elizabeth Brazier for a cross-country force from Silverton, Oregon, to Indiana, Frank’s domestic country, the place they deliberate to go to family members. in the course of a cease in Indiana, Bobbie used to be chased off by means of unfastened canines, and after per week of looking out and putting newspaper advertisements, the broken-hearted Braziers needed to surrender and begin the force home.
Six months to the day after he used to be misplaced in Indiana, a really skinny Bobbie used to be noticed on a Silverton sidewalk, his coat disheveled, his paws uncooked from put on. unimaginable because it appeared, the three-year-old puppy had WALKED virtually 2,800 miles to come again home.
Though vulnerable and drained, Bobbie went berserk with pleasure while he was once reunited along with his kin, and from that day, all in their lives replaced. within the weeks and months that undefined, his tale tore around the state in newspapers or even in a hardcover choice of puppy tales. He used to be the most allure at an Oregon home-builders conference in Portland, the place millions coated as much as puppy him, and he starred in a quick characteristic movie. additionally, the Braziers ultimately heard from humans alongside Bobbie's homeward-bound path, areas the place he’d stopped lengthy adequate to recoup, after which he was once long past back. those tales proven their pondering. Bobbie had performed the impossible.
When Bobbie died, he was once buried in Portland, Oregon, by way of the Oregon Humane Society. Rin Tin-Tin used to be there to put a wreath at his funeral, which was once officiated through the mayor of Portland.
This impressive tale is all real, and the origins of Lassie Come Home are acknowledged to be traced to the tale of Bob of Silverton, sometimes called Bobbie, the sweetness puppy, a Scotch collie mix.
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Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story by Tricia Brown,Cary Porter