Often we humans simply cannot get over a dog's loyalty, devotion and intelligence. Meet Pero, a four-year-old workingsheepdog who grew up on a farm in Wales, UK but was handed over to a new farming familyin Cumbria two weeks ago.
Pero's original human, Alan James, drove Pero from their farm in Penrhyncoch, North Wales, to Cockermouth in Cumbria to drop him off at his new home. The car journey was over 240 miles long (386 kilometres).Alan James' wife told the BBC why Pero was going to his new home:
The farmer in Cockermouth was looking for a dog that could round sheep and follow a quad bike, and we thought Pero would be ideal for the job.
But Pero was clearly not very happy in his new home and missed his former family. So while he was out working on the farm, he apparently bolted off and disappeared."We were then told that Pero had disappeared on April 8, and was nowhere to be seen," Mrs James said.But twelve days later, on Wednesday April 20, Pero arrived at his former home in Wales.
My husband Alan went out to check on the animals after supper and there was Pero on our doorstep. It was a bit of a shock, and the dog was going crazy after seeing Alan.
No one knows how, but Perohad managed to walkthe entire 240 milesfrom Cumbria back to the farmto see his beloved human.Seeing as no one had called to say they had found the black-and-white Border Collie or dropped himoff, they concluded that the dog must have made his way home all on his own.
It's a total mystery as to how Pero has managed to find his way back to us. We know that dogs can find their way home, but 240 miles is a long way to travel.
Alan and his wife think that Pero must have managed to find food somewherebecause he wasn't hungry or weak when he got home.Completely overwhelmed by the sheepdog's utter devotion, the James family have welcomed their companion back with open arms and said he's here to stay!