When a stray dog named Monte approached a couple doing bike maintenance on the side of the road, they had no idea that their lives were about to change forever. The couple, who were on a cycling adventure, noticed Monte when she approached them for belly rubs. At that point, they had already encountered many stray dogs, so they didn’t think much of it. However, Monte had other plans.
As the couple continued their journey, Monte followed them on their bikes for miles. They set up camp for the night, thinking that Monte would likely not be there in the morning. To their surprise, Monte was still there, laying outside their tent. That’s when they realized Monte had chosen them.
The couple decided to see if they could make it work and bring Monte home with them. They took her to a vet to ensure she was healthy, as she was covered in fleas and ticks. The vet recommended that the dog be spayed, which required a month of healing. This led the couple to find a foster home for Monte while she recovered from her surgery, and they continued their cycling journey.
After a month, the couple received a call that Monte was ready to go. They were unsure if she would remember them, but Monte’s reaction upon seeing them again made it clear that she did. The couple spent the first few days getting Monte comfortable in a crate that they’d attach to their bikes.
Monte was initially nervous, but she quickly overcame her fears. The dog was brought on adventures, experiencing lots of different things. Monte always started off timid but ended up as loving every minute. Their first stop after picking her up was Verpazar, a beautiful lake where they went kayaking.
Upon returning to the US, the couple’s life became more consistent, allowing Monte to finally relax. She quickly adapted to her new home, even learning to love stuffed animals. Monte’s adventurous spirit made her the perfect companion for the couple, who are always seeking new experiences.
In the end, Monte chose her forever home, and the couple couldn’t be happier. This heartwarming story serves as a reminder that sometimes, the best things in life are the ones that choose us.