Six months later the Braziers, now back in Oregon, had given Bobbie up for lost or dead, when an amazing thing happened. While walking down the street the youngest daughter spotted a dirty, limping dog coming towards her and was shocked to discover that the dog was in fact Bobbie. An investigation of several distinguishing scars on Bobbie's body proved he was in fact the same dog. He had walked 2500 miles to return to his family. The Braziers set busy spoiling Bobbie, who had became emaciated during his journey, with steaks and cream. Amazed by Bobbie's voyage and wanting to confirm his route, Mr. Brazier contacted several filling station attendants and restaurant owners and was able to confirm that many had seen, and fed, Bobbie during his journey. Though his research Mr. Brazier was able to chart Bobbie's route, he followed the route taken by the Brazier car and stopped at many of the same rest stations as they had, until finally making his way home. Word of Bobbie's amazing journey made him a local legend and briefly a national canine celebrity in the 1920s:
The dog house, complete with a monument and plaque honoring Bobbie and his journey still stands in Silverton and is a popular roadside tourist attraction.
|I really like Bobbie's pink flamingo|