So Martin named the dog Maggy. But as he drove her to her new home, he could see that she was already depressed. She was howling and crying. It was hard enough trying to get her into the car. Martin’s wife had picked him up and was completely shocked that they now had a dog.
The ride home was very awkward, as she wanted to know exactly what went down. Although Martin gave his account of the events that unfolded, she simply wasn’t buying it. She assumed that he just adopted the dog and used the crazy story as an excuse.
What About the Dog?
It should come as no surprise that the zoo owner had zero interest in taking the Golden Retriever with him. As far as he was concerned, a zoo was no place for a dog and so she could stay at the rescue center. But by now, the hikers were well aware that the dog had struck an unbreakable bond with the tiger cubs.
They depended on her. To separate them now would be incredibly cruel. The hikers had so much respect for the Golden for putting everything on the line and becoming the cubs' mother. At the very least, they couldn't see her stay alone in the shelter, so one of the hikers decided to adopt her...
The hiker in question, Martin, was determined to take the Golden home with him and the process was pretty straightforward. The rescue center checked if she was chipped, to see if she had a previous owner. But she didn't have one, which meant that the hiker could just take her home.
No problem. But what made the transaction difficult was separating the Golden from her cubs. As the zoo owner had them loaded onto his truck, it was clear that the dog was distressed and didn't want to say goodbye. And the hikers were also very emotional about the scenes that were playing out.
I Have Proof
Knowing that his wife was going to be skeptical about his story, Martin pulled out his phone and showed her many photos of Maggie nursing the three tiger cubs. As soon as she laid eyes on the images, her jaw dropped and she quickly stopped the car out of shock.
After a few moments of silence, tears started running down her face. She turned around and looked at poor Maggie. She started to stroke her head and reassured her that everything was going to be OK. And just like that, she restarted the car and carried on driving home. But Martin wasn't done.
Wait, There's More
Now that she believed Martin, she asked him to fill in the gaps and share every single detail about the story. Although Maggie continued to howl and cry, they managed to continue their conversation. So Martin carried on telling his story, eventually getting to the part about the zoo owner.
Naturally, his wife was very upset and had mixed emotions about Martin's involvement in taking a bribe. She still couldn't believe that three tiger cubs could be out in the wild like that. But her anger toward the zoo owner could not be ignored and she knew that something needed to be done.