Anyone who’s ever shared life with a Labrador retriever knows the breed is fun loving, friendly, and sometimes unpredictable. Meet Bo, a typical fun loving and loyal Lab who lavishes his family with affection. Only… Bo also loves adventure and he tends to seek out his own travel companions…
Recently, it seems Bo decided he needed a little vacation and headed out one evening to explore the world beyond the fields by his family’s land. Only, he forgot to let anyone know where he was going. By the next morning, the whole family was worried and they began searching everywhere.
Kyle Krier, Bo’s Dad quickly put out the word that the family’s year-old black lab had gone missing during his last trip outside for the night. Soon friends far and wide were keeping an eye out for Bo and his distraught family was hoping someone would soon spot him.
It was a great relief when a neighbor called to say a dog fitting Bo’s description had been seen running through a field more than 5 miles from the Krier’s house.1
Kyle jumped in his truck and headed over to the farm where Bo was last spotted. After calling for Bo, Kyle got a delightful surprise that has been viewed over 12 million times. It’s a good thing his vehicle had plenty of extra room because Kyle soon realized that he’d need it. Check out Bo as he introduces his new friends to his dad!
Here is how Kyle describes it on the video:
“My black lab was gone last night–he was gone all night and look who I find him with. He’s got another dog with him, but, oh, wait he’s got a goat in tow!
Hey, goat you want to get my truck, too? Come on, hop in there. Everybody, come on get in there. Just get in I’ll take you all with me. I got a goat and two dogs in my truck. Get in the back just make yourself at home.”
As you can see, Bo’s friends—a yellow lab and a goat—make themselves right at home in the back seat of Kyle’s truck. It turns out that the yellow Lab, named Ozzy, and the goat, named Libby, belong to the Krier’s neighbors (Chris and Shawna Huggans).2
It wasn’t long before their Facebook pages received messages from viewers as far away as the Netherlands and soon the comments on the Krier’s Facebook pages included requests from booking assistants from shows like Good Morning America.
In response to the worldwide fan club, Laura posted, “Never in a million years did we expect my husband’s video to do all this! I guess he is a genius after all????????????… I might regret saying that! And our animals are definitely famous!!????????????????…I am speechless!”
The Kriers know they are lucky Bo—and his friends—were found safe. Laura shared, “My husband thinks he’s famous Kyle Krier????…the dogs and goat are damn lucky they didn’t get hit on the HWY! This is a sight I will never forget. I just hope our dog is done with all of the running away but with the dog and goat being our neighbors I doubt that!????????❤️????????????”
As you can see from the family’s Facebook posts, Bo truly is a beloved member of this sweet and loving family.
And, his Mom, Laura, recently posted a Happy Birthday Bo message on her Facebook page:
We hope you enjoyed our story about Bo and his wonderful family. The world is full of happy and loving people and their four-legged family members and we feel it’s so important to remember that!
1Messenger S. Man Finds His Missing Dog Running In Field — Then Notices He’s Not Alone. 16 January 2019. The Dodo.
2Gordon J. Homeward bound: Incredible moment missing Labrador finds his way back to his panicked owners… with two new friends in tow (another dog and a GOAT). 21 January 2019. The Daily Mail.