Lost Shih Tzu Returns After Five Years
Though many household hounds have incredible noses, the tracking abilities shown by one California shih tzu can be explained only by the existence of a canine sixth sense -- or a homing device.
Five years ago, Myrna Carrillo's beloved shih tzu, Prince, went missing from her parents' home in California. After an unsuccessful search, Carillo believed that she'd never see her pup again. But when Carillo returned home from work last Wednesday, she got the surprise of a lifetime: The long-lost Prince was sitting on her doorstep -- a doorstep he'd never seen before!
Hard to Believe
During the five years the dog was missing, according to KGET-TV 17 in Bakersfield, Calif., Carrillo got married, had kids, and moved four times. Still, the shih tzu somehow tracked her down.
And Carrillo was able to set aside her disbelief. "I was a bit scared, more than anything," Carrillo tells KGET. "Because I didn't know if I was seeing something or what. I'm just hoping nobody's pulling a prank on me."