Stray Dog Followed A Marine Over 70 Miles To Prove They Were Meant To Be Together

Nubs wounds were treated and for the first time in his life, he had a warm bed, meals, and love. He grew to love the Major but fate had other plans for the new friends. Major Dennis had to move on to a new outpost and Nubs was not allowed to go with him.

The situation didn’t stop the loyal Nubs from following after his Marine. Even though it was freezing cold, Nubs followed his Humvee for 75 miles across the desert, determined to stay with Major Dennis.

“That’s the big mystery. No one really knows how he did it,” Dennis said. “But he saw the direction we went, and he just took off in the direction we went; 70, 75 miles or so is how far he ended up walking, and he found our team. It was just the craziest thing when he walked up. It was just amazing.”

“One of my Marines came running in and told me, ‘You’re not going to believe who’s outside.’ I thought he’s talking about a person. I’m like, ‘Who’s outside?’ He’s like, ‘Nubs is outside.’”

Despite the rule against pets, the Marines build Nubs a dog house and kept him safe there. All went well until someone complained to the chain of command and Major Dennis was ordered to get rid of nubs.

Unwilling to part with the brave dog, he began making plans to ship Nubs to San Diego. The plan was expensive and complicated to execute but with the help of the other Marines, they began raising money and connecting with people who could help.

In March 2008 Nubs flew to his new forever home. A month later, Dennis followed him. Nubs has since passed away but his amazing story of the importance of saving these dog’s lives and there was even a book written about him, Nubs, the True Story of a Mutt, Marine, and a Miracle.

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