During the Eilbecks family’s cruise around the world, picking up an adorable dachshund was the last thing they expected to do on their trip. When they made a stopover in Sicily, the family met a pup named Pipsqueak, who immediately stole their hearts. And just like that, the pup was sailing through the sea with the Eilbecks family.
Unfortunately, the family’s trip was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they had to leave the pup in North Carolina with a friend while they hastened back to their home country in Australia before the borders closed. Zoe Eilbecks, Pipsqueak’s fur mom, said they had no choice but to leave the pup behind. But Zoe and her family didn’t expect that they would be separated from the pup for so long.
As the pandemic continued, Zoe’s friend in North Carolina was forced to let go of Pipsqueak, who, in turn, ended up going under the care of Ellen Steinberg. At first, Ellen had a bad impression of the Eilbecks for leaving the pup behind, but when she had the chance to talk to the family, she had a change of mind. For months, Pipsqueak lived with Ellen while the Eilbecks family did everything they could to complete the pups’ papers to travel to Australia.
Because of the lockdown, finishing the pup’s papers proved to be a challenging task, but they didn’t give up. By the time the pup’s paperwork for travel had been approved, Australia’s main airline had stopped working, so the Eilbecks had to find another way for Pipsqueak to travel. And to add to that, Ellen had to visit her family, which then led her to re-home Pipsqueak.
Stacey Green was the next person who fostered the pup, and she also tried to find a way for the pup to be reunited with his family. After trying whatever means they could, Zoe was able to find a person named Melissa Young, who was willing to travel with the pup on an airplane. It then ended up with the pup traveling 10,000 miles to be reunited with his family.
Zoe was worried that Pipsqueak wouldn’t remember them because they have been separated for five long months. But when the Eilbecks family saw Pipsqueak, Zoe’s worries evaporated away because as soon as the pup saw them, he ran straight into their arms with no hesitation. At last, they are together! We hope they never get separated ever again!
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