They say it takes a village to raise a child. I think it takes almost half a planet to rescue a dog.
Dion Leonard was running an ultramarathon through the Gobi Desert…when a little something surprised him.
There was a dog – very small and kind of stumpy with a brilliant grin – who decided that he wanted to run the marathon too.
Together, the man and the dog ran through the desert.
Sometimes, when the terrain was too tough, Dion would entrust the little dog – who he named Gobi – to a friend who helped manage the race.
And when everything was over, Dion knew one thing was certain. He was going to take Gobi home – to Scotland. Forever.
He soon learns that running with Gobi and rescuing Gobi were too entirely different thing.
This was an incredibly cute book!
I absolutely loved the story of Gobi and how much and far that Dion went to save the little dog.
There were moments – when it looked hopeless – that I teared up. It seemed like everything – just everything – was stacked against them.
But, Gobi made it home. And that’s what counts.