Columbo is one pup who knows the importance of “roughing it” throughout everyday life (no play on words proposed), however he likewise could very well be the most fortunate little dog on earth! Toward the beginning of July of 2018, Columbo was only a 5-month-old little dog who, in those days, didn’t have a name.
The powerfully delightful puppy was a stray without a family or sanctuary; meandering the roads of Columbus, Georgia looking for nourishment and wellbeing, and a warm body to love. Just when it appeared this inquisitive pooch had wound up in a real predicament, however, his life was all of a sudden going to change, and everything began with a man taking a bike ride.Christopher Dixon chose to go on a gathering bike ride together with a companion and individual cyclist, Jarett Little, who regularly rides his bike with a quicker gathering.
The way that Dixon and Little were riding together that day is only one of a few game changing episodes that laid the preparation for the most fortunate day of Columbo’s life. While on their ride together, Dixon eased back to a stop close to the sewage plant, Columbus Water Works, on South Lumpkin Road close Oxbow Meadows, where the cyclist saw what he thought was a fox.In a meeting with the nearby news outlet, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Dixon reviews his underlying response to seeing the doggie and the sorry state he was in. “At first, I thought it was a fox. At that point this pooch began running over the street toward us. He looked awful.
He was eager. He was in a bad way, however he appeared to be upbeat to see us.” Jarrett Little, Dixon’s riding accomplice, was at first confounded by Dixon’s decision to stop, at that point promptly comprehended in the wake of seeing poor Columbo, who was secured with street rash and was unmistakably harmed. Lacking whatever could be viewed as pooch sustenance, the cyclists exhausted their vitality chewy candies onto the asphalt so the young doggie could get probably some sort of supplements.
The lean stray was so glad to have nourishment, he breathed in it without even batting an eye. Then they got down to the business of figuring out how they were going to help this sweet puppy out.Lumpkin is a rural road in Georgia that sits near the Oxbow Meadows wildlife refuge, where all manner of dangers lurk for an injured young, starving puppy, and Little recalls how he and Dixon were worried about how they were going to get the puppy, who they were calling Sprocket, all the way back to town.
“We couldn’t leave him. Out there where he was next to Oxbow, he was going to end up alligator food. … In my head, it was, ‘We’re saving you from that now, we will figure out the rest later.’” After struggling to ride with the Great Dane mixed pup in his lap on his bike for a few minutes, Little decided to slip the puppy’s back paws into the pockets on the back of his riding shirt and pull his front paws over his shoulders so that he could give him a piggyback ride for the long 7 miles into downtown Columbus. No one was expecting what happened next, though.