Rambo, an inexplicably named 9-month-old Yorkie, apparently jumped out of Michael Siau’s rig when Siau stopped at a Missouri, America, rest area last month.
“It didn’t even cross my mind that he might jump out as he never has before,” Siau told the Hannibal Courier-Post. “I jumped back in the truck, put it in gear and drove off. And I just thought he was in the back asleep.”
Several hours later — 170 miles away in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – he realized Rambo was gone.
“I was freaking out,” Siau said. “I had to calm down and think about how he could have possibly gotten out. And it came to me that was the only time that I could have got out and I wouldn’t have seen him. I was just sure he was there.”
But the Arkansas-based truck driver feared he’d lose his job if he turned around. He called authorities, eventually reaching a local animal control officer who went to the site.
“Sure enough,” the Associated Press reported, “little Rambo was there, sitting patiently.” He was taken to an animal shelter in Hannibal until Siau could collect him.