After being thrown a bone, a homeless dog in China followed a team of long distance cyclists more than 1,100 miles over 24 days.
The little white dog followed the cyclists from Kangding in Sichuan province, to Lhasa in Tibet, China Daily reported.
The dog, nicknamed “Xiaosa” or “Little Sa,” began following the bicylists on May 4 after a Chinese college student on the trip gave it food — a chicken leg, according to some press accounts.
“So we fed her, and then she followed our team.”
A week later, Zhang and his buddies started a blog about the dog.
“We thought the dog was encouraging us, and wanted others to know its story,” he said.
Xiao Sa, a name created by combining xiao, meaning “little,” with the last syllable of Lhasa, followed the team along dirt roads and up and down mountains, even as some human members of the team dropped out.
“Many people stopped cycling in some sections, then took the bus, but the dog made it,” he said. On long dowhill stretches Zhang put the dog on the back of the bike.
Several of the cyclists said they wanted to take the dog home when the ride was complete.
Posted by jwoestendiek May 29th, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
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