- Bobbie the Wonder Dog: The Canine who Traveled 2,800 Miles to Reunite with his Family
Bobbie the Wonder Dog was a Scotch Collie who became famous in the 1920s for his incredible journey to reunite with his family. In 1923, Bobbie’s owners, Frank and Elizabeth Brazier, took him on a road trip from their home in Oregon to visit family in Indiana.
During the trip, Bobbie became separated from his owners in Indiana and was left behind. The Braziers searched for him but eventually gave up hope and returned home to Oregon without him.
Six months later, Bobbie appeared at the Braziers’ home in Oregon, exhausted and malnourished, but still alive. It turned out that Bobbie had traveled 2,800 miles across the country, through harsh weather conditions and over difficult terrain, to be reunited with his family.
Bobbie’s incredible journey made him a national hero, and he was celebrated with parades and appearances in newspapers and magazines. He lived out the rest of his life as a beloved pet and died in 1927.
Bobbie’s story has inspired numerous books and movies, and his loyalty and determination have made him a symbol of the unbreakable bond between humans and their pets.