Family Reunited With Dog After Over 130 Days Apart


A family from Australia was on a 4 year trip around the world and they brought their beloved dog, Pipsqueak , with them. (Is it sad that a dog has traveled more than I have and who goes on a 4 year vacation?)

In March, the pooch was sailing around the Pacific with her owners on a four-year global sailing adventure when COVID-19 struck, separating the family and Pip, as she’s affectionately known, when owners Zoe and Guy Eilbeck and their children were forced to fly back to Australia urgently. Over the next five months, strangers all over the United States cared for Pip, before she began her 17,000 kilometre journey home to Sydney, via North and South Carolina, Los Angeles, Auckland, and Melbourne.Back in March Pip was sailing in Pacific with her owners. But COVID-19 struck forcing the family to return to Australia and leaving the pet stranded. For months strangers all over the United States cared for Pip then Virgin Australia stepped in and flew the beloved pet back to her family in Sydney!

I had a dachshund when I was a kid so this story, as Curtis would say, gives me the feels! - Sally

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