There shows up that dog for the next race segment across the dangeorus Tian Shan mountain range. And she shows up right next to Dion with “big, beautiful brown eyes” and such a unique look that later vets surmised she was a massive mix of pug, shih tzu and Chihuahua.
It was pretty clear that she wasn’t going to leave Dion alone, so the dog raced with him for an amazing 77 miles, never leaving him alone — as if to say, please adopt me!
Instantly, Dion was enamored with the little pooch, naming her “Gobi” in honor of the fact that they both crossed the desert with the same name. Once the race was over, it was pretty clear: Dion was going to be taking the newest member of his family home with him to the UK, right in Edinburgh.
The story went viral for months, and here’s the kicker (you’re going to love this):
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