When Ellie met Joseph and his elderly dog Zeus outside of her work recently, she was amazed by the journey the two best friends are taking - the pair are traveling through Australia on bicycle.
She writes, "Met the most amazing person today...Story below."
"This is Joseph, and his 15 year old dog Zeus."
"Joseph and Zeus stopped outside my work today and i had to stop and say hi to his dog, (i had never met these 2 before) as i was patting the dog, Joseph came up to me and explained what exactly he was doing for Zeus..."
"Zeus is deaf and Joseph has raised him since birth."
"Joseph made a small cart on the back of bike for Zeus...The cage is filled with blankets, the roof folds up if it rains or is too hot & he has extra blankets in the bags on the side of the bike."
"Joseph is taking Zeus around Australia by bicycle!"
"Joseph said to me "[Quote removed]" so Joseph has decided that with little money, and no set plans, just him, Zeus and his bike will be travelling the country together."
"This man absolutely made my day, and Zeus was so gorgeous. (notice the picture on the back of the cart!)"
All photos and text courtesy of Ellie.
Update June 10, 2013:
Joseph has posted on his Flickr account and in communications to other websites that he was misquoted by Ellie (Imgur user ellrank) and did not say the things she quoted in her post on Imgur. Joseph's family has requested that modifications be made to this article. Accordingly, on June 10, the quotes written by Ellie have been removed. One photo has also been removed due to copyright claim.
Photos and text from Ellie appearing in this article were reprinted with permission from Ellie and convey Ellie's version of events.
On June 5, this article was edited to correct a remark Ellie made regarding Zeus' vision. He is not "slightly blind" as was written in the original text; Zeus' vision is fine.
Ellie has since removed her post on Imgur.
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