London bus driver Amos Paul Mak was puzzled when he spotted a trembling Staffordshire Bull Terrier waiting in the backside of the bus.
The dog was hanging his head down like a defeated soul and wouldn’t budge from his spot. All the passengers had left for the day, and Amos assumed that someone had either lost their dog or willfully abandoned him on the bus.
Amos communicated the bizarre situation to fellow worker Ricky Hatton.
As it is against regulations for bus drivers to take abandoned or lost dogs home, they decided to reach out to the locals through social media for any info on the gloomy dog.
Meanwhile, the dog stayed on the cold bus all night while the staff kept hoping that someone would turn up to collect their pet.
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Miraculously, Ricky and Amos’ social media eventually reached Paulina Rybak – the owner of the Staffie! For the past 6 days, Paulina had been losing sleep over her 4-year-old pooch, Boston, who went missing during a walk.
The bewildered woman was shocked to see Boston’s bus pictures, and immediately contacted the depot workers to reunite with her precious boy!
As Paulina had already informed her vet and Newham Council about Boston’s missing status, it became easy for the workers to verify that she was indeed the owner of this distressed dog.
While no one had any idea how Boston got on the bus, Paulina was convinced that it was her adventurous pup’s desperate attempt to find his way back home, which definitely worked!
Boston is now back in his cozy home, getting pampered to no end. His human siblings, Filip and Zofia, were extremely disturbed when he went missing.
But now, the trio has been happily reunited and their bond is stronger than ever. What a beautiful tale of fate and serendipity!
Click the video below to watch Boston’s incredible story of finding his way back home through the help of the kind bus workers.
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A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.
Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.
1. German Shepherd
No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.
Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.
3. Golden Retriever
A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.
4. Border Collie
Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.
Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.
6. Belgian Malinois
A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.
Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.
Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.
Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.
10. Australian Cattle Dog
You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.
Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!