Little Stray Dog Followed The Runner For 7 Days And...

Fell in love running.

Little Stray Dog Followed The Runner For 7 Days And...
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It's strange how you meet someone and develop a special bond in such a short period of time. It seems like that person is everything to you and the one you cannot live without.

Love is hence the purest feelings totally out of the world. It can lift you up and make you feel as you are flying like a bird or can soothe you like a warm blanket during the winter days. 

Gobi is a stray dog who has a special bond of love with the Scottish marathoner Dion Leonard. The story of Gobi and Dion is heart touching, full of ups and downs , a tragedy but with a happy ending.

The 155-mile worth smile.

The 155-mile worth smile.

After finishing a 155-mile race, a medal did put a smile on the face of Scottish marathoner Dion Leonard.

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The little buddy.

The little buddy.
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It was not the medal behind his sunshine smile but the little buddy that he made along the way. His little cute buddy made his trip worthwhile. A 7-day run in China's Gobi desert is not everyone's cup of tea.

Little one, not so little.

Little one, not so little.
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That buddy was none other than a small stray dog who joined him for half the distance which is unbelievable for someone so tiny.

Meet 'Gobi'

Meet 'Gobi'
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He named her Gobi after their meeting place.

Home sweet home

Home sweet home
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He decided to bring her home with him. He waited back in Scotland for the customs and adoption procedures to finish up.

The heartbreak

The heartbreak
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Sadly, his sweet girl ran away from the friend's place he left her at. He was heartbroken upon hearing such sad news.

The search for Gobi

The search for Gobi
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He immediately booked tickets to China. With the hope to find her he papered the town with fliers.

The strong precious bond.

The strong precious bond.
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The bond formed in the desert between the two was a special one. This was evident from the way she came running to him when they found her.

A miracle

A miracle
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She was taken by someone who happened to see the fliers.