Dion Leonard is an extreme marathon runner who raced through China’s Gobi desert, a 155-mile exhausting endeavor. When he was about halfway through the marathon, Leonard noticed that he had a friendly shadow, in the form of a little dog. Staying right by his side, the little stray joined him for the rest of the race. Leonard shared his food and water with her, and she slept right next to him every night. The little dog nuzzled her way into Leonard’s heart. We developed an unbreakable bond, said Leonard. I knew then this was no ordinary dog and experience.