Earlier this month, a Kansas man let his black lab, Bo, out of the house to use to the bathroom, which the animal evidently took as an invitation to flee.
Kyler Krier and his wife, Laura, scoured their Concordia neighborhood, but couldn’t find a trace of their pet. “We looked all over the place for him and could not find him,” Krier puzzled online about the missing pooch, who’d last been spotted hanging out in his own yard.
The Kriers waited all day for Bo to come home, but he never did. The next morning, Kyle got up early to look for the dog again, but the dog seemed to have mysteriously vanished.
Later in the day, however, Laura Krier got a call from a neighbor who’d spotted a black lab playing near the highway about 6 miles out of town. However, the animal wasn’t alone, reported the caller, who believed she’d seen a dog that looked sort of like Bo, but that the dog was hanging out with another dog and a goat.
“My wife called me and told me the news and I knew right away that was our dog,” said Kyle Krier, who immediately left work and rushed to the bean fields where the furry fugitives had been spotted.
Sure enough, Kyle found the mischievous trio gleefully running through the fields. When they say Krier’s truck, however, they seemed to acknowledge that it was time to go home. They suddenly pivot, started running towards the truck, and then the dogs casually hopped inside.
“Hey goat you wanna get in my truck too?” Krier asked the goat, who appears to briefly hesitate. “Hop in! Get in the back. Just make yourself at home,” he chuckled.
As it turns out, all of these animals lived on the same street, though their collective escape has strengthened their unlikely bond. Other have noticed the striking resemblance to 1993’s Homeward Bound, which also featured two dogs and an unlikely travel buddy (in that case, a cat) on a human-free road-trip adventure.
“Bo is crazy, he is full of energy and always up to something,” Laura Krier told The Dodo. “He’s a nice, sweet dog.”
Watch this hilarious homecoming below!
J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.
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