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article imageStray dog follows cyclists for 1,100 miles

By Owen Weldon     Jun 15, 2012 in World
A stray dog in China's Tibetan Plateau followed a group of cyclists back in May and stayed with them for more than 1,000 miles.
The dog not only followed the group for more than 1,100 miles but she also kept pace with the cyclists.
According to MNN, the fluffy white dog stayed with the bikers for 24 days. The homeless dog started following the group from the country's Sichuan Province and followed them to Lhasa. The dog ended her journey on May 24. Her journey started when a cyclist, 22-year-old Xiao Yong, decided to toss a chicken leg to the dog. That is when she stuck around and started to follow the group.
According to MSNBC, Yong said that initially they were not considering adopting the dog. Yong then went onto say that they were shocked at her perseverance and they made a cage for her for when the group had to go downhill and the road was to steep.
According to ABC, a lot of cyclists decided to stop biking in certain sections and took the bus instead but the dog still made it.
The bikers also said that the dog followed them on mountain climbs that were around 14,000 feet, and the dog fended off other dogs when they tried to attack her.
The dog is no longer homeless as she was adopted by one of the cyclists. The dog also received a clean bill of health from a veterinarian.
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