Penny the dog didn’t make it home for Christmas as her owners were originally hoping, but after making an unexpected journey across the country and back, she’s back with her family.
Penny, a seven-month-old Viszla pup, started on her accidental trip a couple of weeks ago, on Dec. 19. As young pups are wont to do, she escaped from her owner’s office in Royal City, Washington, and went to explore the neighborhood. Somehow, she was found by a truck driver. Whether the driver deliberately abducted her or tried to help out a stray dog is uncertain and depends on who you listen to. No matter which version you believe, by the time Penny and the truck driver parted ways, she had travelled more than 2,500 miles to Pittsburgh.