By Tricia Brown,Cary Porter
Bob was once an average-looking collie dog in each method, with the exception of his bobbed tail . . . and perhaps that’s why the Brazier kinfolk named him Bob, or Bobbie.
But he used to be commonplace in no different way.
In 1923, Bobbie joined Frank and Elizabeth Brazier for a cross-country force from Silverton, Oregon, to Indiana, Frank’s domestic kingdom, the place they deliberate to go to kinfolk. in the course of a cease in Indiana, Bobbie was once chased off through free canine, and after every week of looking and putting newspaper advertisements, the broken-hearted Braziers needed to hand over and begin the force home.
Six months to the day after he used to be misplaced in Indiana, a truly skinny Bobbie used to be noticed on a Silverton sidewalk, his coat disheveled, his paws uncooked from put on. incredible because it appeared, the three-year-old puppy had WALKED nearly 2,800 miles to come again home.
Though vulnerable and drained, Bobbie went berserk with pleasure while he was once reunited together with his family members, and from that day, all in their lives replaced. within the weeks and months that undefined, his tale tore around the state in newspapers or even in a hardcover choice of puppy tales. He was once the most allure at an Oregon home-builders conference in Portland, the place hundreds of thousands covered as much as puppy him, and he starred in a brief characteristic movie. additionally, the Braziers ultimately heard from humans alongside Bobbie's homeward-bound course, locations the place he’d stopped lengthy sufficient to recoup, after which he used to be long past back. those tales tested their considering. Bobbie had performed the impossible.
When Bobbie died, he used to be buried in Portland, Oregon, by means of the Oregon Humane Society. Rin Tin-Tin was once there to put a wreath at his funeral, which used to be officiated by means of the mayor of Portland.
This really good tale is all precise, and the origins of Lassie Come Home are acknowledged to be traced to the tale of Bob of Silverton, sometimes called Bobbie, the sweetness puppy, a Scotch collie mix.
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