Missing dog takes 100-mile round-trip in taxi after becoming lost on walk
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A little dog named Ralph went on a mighty big adventure involving a 100-mile taxi ride after he got lost during his morning walk this week.
Ralph, the three-year-old Cavapoo, had been out on a walk with his owner Georgia Crewe, 28, in Wrexham on Monday morning (13 February) when he suddenly ran off.
While Georgia started frantically searching for her furry friend, Ralph had meanwhile managed to get himself all the way to Manchester airport after hopping into a taxi.
Looking back on the morning of Ralph's disappearance, Georgia shared: “He’s normally really good on his walks. But I turned around and he wasn’t there.
“I could pick four different directions to go. So I picked our normal direction, but he didn’t turn up.
“We spent the next three hours walking and looking for him. We had friends and locals looking for him, but there was no head nor tail of him."
Georgia created posts on Facebook with his last known location and pictures of him to alert local people that he was missing in the hopes of getting her 'baby' back home ASAP.
Shockingly, just four hours later, Georgia got a call from a woman named Becky to let her know that Ralph had been on a trip to Manchester Airport.
We could all do with a holiday, so you can hardly blame Ralph for taking his chances.
"Ralph had been walking in a direction towards home," Georgia says. "He was obviously cold, and a cab pulled up to pick up a family going to the airport for a holiday.
Because the curious canine had no identification markings, the taxi driver couldn't contact anyone, so decided that he had no choice but to take Ralph along for the ride.
After dropping the family off at the airport, the cab driver brought Ralph back to his home in Flintshire to see if he could track down the owner.
Luckily, the driver's friend Becky had seen Georgia's post, and put the two in touch right away.
As soon as Georgia got the news that Ralph had been found, just a few hours after he had gone missing, she drove straight to the drivers home to pick him up.
“He’s never done anything like this before," said the relieved owner. "And I didn’t even mind. I was quite impressed that he had the sense to jump in the cab.
“He loves people, and he’s not afraid of anybody. So he just jumped in.
“I was worried that he would try and make his way home and try and cross the road and the worst would happen.
"But he had the sense to find safety, and it’s incredible to have him back.”
Now, Becky as an identifiable collar and a tracking device for Ralph to make sure he doesn't go missing again.