TOday a beagle mix started following us and had to have run after our bike group for at least four miles. Followed us as far as the next city. It was hot, so we all felt like a leasurely ride. We Averaged like 14 mph after completing some hill work . At stop signs he'd be panting something awful. At the first stop sign he tried to lick one of our ankles. So we speeded up to like an 18 mph average. The dog fell behind but still kept up within sight. At a stop light he caught up with us.
Figured if we gave him some water ,somehow it would only encourage him. At least four miles from home. Hope he found his way back. He was not skin and bones so don't think he was homeless. Maybe he just liked cyclists. ? What would you have done . Put him in one of our members rear basket and taken him back to our homes.? Doubted he'd follow us all the way home. We were like 20 miles from our homes. Sort of a different twist from a dog snarrling at our heels. He was cute enough to have taken home, if my wife were not a cat person.