I have had many dogs over the years and I can honestly say that none have tried to follow me to work or school, only getting worked up to leave whenever they saw their leash. But Thomas McCormack of Croy, North Lanarkshire in Scotland cannot say the same.
On his morning commute, McCormack was greeted by his dog, Paddy, a Labrador-Collie mix.
“I was just on my way to work and went to the train station. I jumped on the train and the next thing I know Paddy comes in and sits on the seat next to me. I was shocked. He just looked at me as if he was saying ‘Where are you going?'” McCormack told Kirkintilloch Herald.
Every morning around 8 .am. when McCormack leaves for work Paddy is left in the back garden. Recently upon his return, he had found Paddy waiting for him by the front door, but was puzzled as to how the dog was getting out, especially since the fence surrounding the back garden is six feet tall.
But, as McCormack told Kirkintilloch Herald, “The neighbor told me he was bouncing on the trampoline and came flying over the fence.” McCormack guesses that Paddy then followed his scent to the train station… and that he learned his trampoline skills from jumping on it with the kids.
Check out the video (above) of McCormack and Paddy reenacting the adventure.
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