Loyal pet dog has been waiting by the roadside for FOUR years after 'falling from owner's truck
A loyal dog has waited at the same spot by the roadside for four years for his owner to return.
The sad pooch was seen by passing motorcycle rider Anuchit Uncharoen on a highway in Roi-Et, northeastern Thailand on September 4.
Anuchit rode by the following afternoon with his son and found the same dog sitting in the same place.
He stopped to check on the animal and locals told him that it had been returning to the same spot for around four years.
Resident Saowaluck Pinnuvech, 45, said that she found the dog at that spot in early 2016.
She said: "I found this dog since 2016, back then he was so skinny and he had skin lesions.
"I rode a motorcycle past this road and saw him everyday for a week, so I asked the people about his owner and the locals told me that he was a stray dog.
They said he had been waiting there since the previous year."
"I took him to the vet and adopted him myself and named him Leo, but after a couple of days he was missing from the house and I found him at this spot again so I let him stay here and have been coming to feed him everyday."
Anuchit shared the story of Leo, which prompted the dog's former owner to come forward.
Noi Sittisarn, 64, visited the area on September 9 and claimed the dog was named Bong Bong and had gone missing after jumping down from her pickup truck in 2015.
She said: "I was travelling on this road but then I noticed that Bong Bong was missing from the trunk.
Me and my husband drove around to find him but we did not find him and we did not know where he could be."
Leo bounded over excitedly to Noi and let the elderly woman rub his head but refused to go home when she tried to carry him to the pickup truck.
Noi understood that Bong Bong might need some time to adjust his feeling so she promised to come back again on September 10.
However, that night Saowaluck called Noi and cried as she confessed that she wanted to keep the dog herself because she had become attached to him.
Noi said that she was more than happy to let the dog stay with Saowalack.
She said: "I have no intention to refuse her request."
"Due to her good care of the dog I believed she and the dog will be happy together but I would like her to keep the dog in her house.''
Saowaluck promised to take the dog home and will take good care of him while Noi is happy to take the dog back if Saowaluck no longer wants him.