Patient Yorkie puppy waits 2 days at Missouri rest stop, after being left by owner unintentionally

By on Jun 7, 2012 in Animals, Science, United States Comments

A notably patient Yorkie puppy was left behind by his truck driver owner unintentionally at a rest stop in Hannibal, Missouri late last week, where he was found 2 days later, and still waiting for him.

Rambo, the ‘patient’ Yorkie puppy
Image Credit: Dominic Genetti/Courier-Post

According to Hannibal Courier-Post on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, a 9-month old Yorkshire Terrier dog named Rambo was with his owner Michael Siau of Arkansas, who used the restroom in a Hannibal rest stop last Friday, but was unaware that his pet was left behind.

As noted in the report, Mr. Siau said he is already in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when he realized that the dog was missing but he could not turn around to search for him since his job would be compromised. Rambo‘s father Ollie used to be with him on trips, but was run over six months ago and died.

“Didn’t even cross my mind that he might jump out, he never has before. I jumped back in the truck, put it in gear, and drove off. And I just thought he was in the back asleep.” Siau told the paper, noting that he was devastated and did not want to lose another dog.

“I was freaking out. I had to calm down and think about how he could have possibly gotten out. And it came to me that was the only time that I could have got out and I wouldn’t have seen him. I was just sure he was there.” Siau added, not knowing first where to start his search for his dog.

However, he called the LaGrange police department, the nearest station to the rest stop where he last saw Rambo. He thought that they could help him but there was no return call for 2 days, and he was later told that the said rest stop is within the jurisdiction of Hannibal.

At around 10:30 a.m on Sunday, Hannibal‘s Animal Control, which Michael has been referred to, called him back and told him that they found Rambo right there, sitting and waiting patiently; and the two were reunited on Tuesday.

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