Bec Gilchrist, a Melbourne resident, knew how much her pets cared for one another. But she had no idea how dedicated her Dalmatian, Poppy, was to her cat, until fat ginger Rupert boarded a train across Australia three months ago.
"All [Poppy] was worried about was taking us down to the train line," Gilchrist told 7 News Melbourne. "We're fairly sure [Rupert] was down there ... I was thinking there's no way he'd survive on his own."
But, luckily, Gilchrist was wrong. After Rupert boarded a train headed hundreds of miles across Victoria, he was found wandering the streets of a small city called Traralgon, where a vet identified him by microchip. The vet was able to get in touch with Gilchrist, and she was able to bring her cat -- who was a little skinnier than usual -- home. "He headed straight for the pantry," Gilchrist said.