Every week, Xian-Mao goes with her owner to the market. This is something they love to do together! It is usually fairly uneventful, just going and coming home. However, this time something went very wrong.
Close by to where Xian-Mao and her owner were, someone set off fireworks. She got super spooked and took off running, but in the opposite direction of her owner.
When she slowed down enough to catch her breath and get acquainted with her surroundings, she realized that she was totally lost. She had no idea how to make her way back home.
The days went by slowly and sadly. Xian-Mao was all alone for SIX DAYS! She kept walking until she finally recognized where she was. Thankfully, her owner had spread the word that the beloved dog went missing. So when one of them saw her, they quickly ran to her and called her owner. He came immediately!
The moment the little dog saw him, it was like a child seeing their parent for the first time in a week! Xian-Mao actually cried. She didn’t stop right away either. She was so overwhelmed with emotion!
This story ended well, but let it be a reminder to use leashes when in public places. You can never be too careful with these sweet furbabies that have entrusted their lives to us.