IT is said dogs are truly man’s best friend as a seven year old Yorkshire Terrier endured 4,000 kilometers of flight and land travel all alone from Dubai so he can finally reunite with his owners in India.
Lockdown restrictions during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of stress between owners and their pets after most of them were forced to leave their pets behind and be separated months away from each other.
The story of seven year old Yorkshire Terrier named Smurf was not an exception after its owner Malavika Kurian had no choice but to leave her pet under her aunt’s care in Dubai since no airline was accepting pets at that time.
Malavika left Smurf at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in early June when only repatriation flights were allowed to fly outside of Dubai.
Their chance to reunite came after a flight was arranged for the pet to fly from Abu Dhabi to Bengaluru last week, which included a 12 hour road trip.
Long trips without their owners can be a stressful thing for dogs as the pet dog did not eat anything during the entire trip until it finally arrived home safely at its owner’s residence in Kottayam, Kerala.
After hours of air and land travel and a four-month-long separation, the pet dog finally arrived in India and finally reunited with its owner just in time for her wedding in December.