Ralph the pet cavapoo vanished during his morning walk - and took a 100-mile round-trip in a taxi before making his way home
They say dogs can always find their way home – but not many do so by hopping in the back of a cab.
The Daily Mail reports that pet cavapoo Ralph set off on an adventure during his morning walk on Monday, when he ran off from his worried owner at a beauty spot only to take a 100-mile taxi detour home.
Georgia Crewe, 27, was out walking three-year-old Ralph at Gresford Quarry in Wrexham, north Wales, when he disappeared.
Ralph, a cross between a poodle and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, did not respond when she called out to him.
Miss Crewe spent three frantic hours trying to find him, but little did she know, Ralph had jumped into a warm, open taxi after running towards a nearby home.
Miss Crewe, of Wrexham, says the driver was headed to Manchester Airport and took lost little Ralph along for the ride.
She said: ‘It turned out that he’d left the quarry and gone back to the road in the direction of home.
‘A taxi had pulled up to pick up a family who were heading on their holidays. It was cold, and Ralph just jumped in to the cab.’
Ralph had run off from Miss Crewe at 5am on Monday while she chatted with another dog owner on their morning walk.
The bemused taxi driver allowed the friendly dog to stay in the car so he could continue his airport trip, noticing he didn’t have any identification visible on his collar. The passengers also had no objections to being joined by the cuddly hitchhiker. After the airport drop off, Ralph was taken to the driver’s home in Mold, Flintshire, before the driver searched online for the owner.
Miss Crewe has now been reunited with Ralph and is planning on buying a geolocation tag, a flashing light and an identity disc so he is more easily found if he decides to embark on another 100-mile adventure.
Miss Crewe said of her beloved pet: ‘He’s my baby. He’s super intelligent and it’s really uncharacteristic for him to disappear.
‘He got back home, had a big breakfast and has slept most of the day.’
(Story source: Daily Mail)