We're all familiar with how stray dogs are likely to follow humans who are nice to them, but eventually they often give up when the human isn't interested in keeping them. A stray pup named Gobi apparently decided that she could outwait long distance runner Dion Leonard at a grueling endurance run in the Gobi Desert. She kept up with him for all 23 miles of the race's second day and he is now working through the bureaucratic mess necessary to bring her from China to Scotland.
The process will take about four months and cost as much as five thousand pounds, but Leonard decided she would be worth the effort.
Plus, a dog like that seems highly likely to find her own way to Scotland despite the best efforts of human red tape, so why not bow to the inevitable.