By Tricia Brown,Cary Porter
Bob was once an average-looking collie dog in each method, with the exception of his bobbed tail . . . and perhaps that’s why the Brazier family members named him Bob, or Bobbie.
But he was once ordinary in no different way.
In 1923, Bobbie joined Frank and Elizabeth Brazier for a cross-country force from Silverton, Oregon, to Indiana, Frank’s domestic country, the place they deliberate to go to relatives. in the course of a cease in Indiana, Bobbie was once chased off by way of unfastened canines, and after every week of looking and putting newspaper advertisements, the broken-hearted Braziers needed to surrender and begin the force home.
Six months to the day after he was once misplaced in Indiana, a truly skinny Bobbie was once noticed on a Silverton sidewalk, his coat disheveled, his paws uncooked from put on. unimaginable because it appeared, the three-year-old puppy had WALKED nearly 2,800 miles to come again home.
Though susceptible and drained, Bobbie went berserk with pleasure while he was once reunited together with his relatives, and from that day, all in their lives replaced. within the weeks and months that undefined, his tale tore around the state in newspapers or even in a hardcover choice of puppy tales. He was once the most appeal at an Oregon home-builders conference in Portland, the place hundreds of thousands coated as much as puppy him, and he starred in a brief characteristic movie. additionally, the Braziers finally heard from humans alongside Bobbie's homeward-bound direction, locations the place he’d stopped lengthy adequate to recoup, after which he was once long gone back. those tales tested their pondering. Bobbie had performed the impossible.
When Bobbie died, he was once buried in Portland, Oregon, by means of the Oregon Humane Society. Rin Tin-Tin was once there to put a wreath at his funeral, which was once officiated by way of the mayor of Portland.
This terrific tale is all precise, and the origins of Lassie Come Home are stated to be traced to the tale of Bob of Silverton, often referred to as Bobbie, the beauty puppy, a Scotch collie mix.
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