Dog Hit By Car Makes 10-Mile Journey Homethe daily dish
A U.K. dog is safe at home again after an escape that led to an 18-hour, 10-mile adventure, during which the dog was hit by a car on a busy highway.
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"He's a bit like an eel and gets past you if he wants to," said Brieze's owner, Sarah Walter, 49, about the 8-month-old Collie mix. Brieze was with a dogsitter last Thursday when he made a break for it, bolting away into a cornfield. "He had managed to squeeze through the secure paddock and into an exterior area," Walter told the Gloucestershire Echo.
Soon after, the police called Walter with bad news. Brieze had been seen on the M5 highway, but he was hit by a car and then ran off. "I believed that being hit at 70 mph would not be survivable," Walter said.
Luckily, Walter was wrong. Although she spent hours searching the area for Brieze, she came up short. That's because the dog wasn't in the area. Instead, he was on a 10-mile trek to a semi-familiar destination.
"Eighteen hours later, I got a call at 4:50 a.m. from my mum saying Brieze was barking outside their window," Walter said. "How he got to my parents' house, I don't know. He wouldn't have had a clue how to get there and every time I've gone there with him, I've done the journey in a car. He must have an in-built navigation system."
Brieze was physically exhausted from his ordeal, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
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