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Dog Finds Message In A Bottle Sent from 3,500 Miles Away

by Angel Chang
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Dogs can sniff out a variety of marvelous, intriguing things. Their sense of intuition and discovery is just simply astounding.

A lot of the time, they pick up on amazing things that we would otherwise not notice. Some say that their powerful sixth sense is magical, but I say it’s because they have the most playful, inquisitive spirit.

British photojournalist Idris Martin was astounded to see what his dog, Sheba, brought back from the waters one day.

They were playing fetch as usual, at the beach near their house on the southern shore of England, when Sheba focused her attention on an unusual glass bottle.

After scooping out its contents, Martin found messages inside that were written by the most unlikely people. These letters were colorful, bright, and frankly, too adorable…

Scroll further to see pictures of what was inside the mysterious glass bottle, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Very recently, British photojournalist Idris Martin made a remarkable discovery near his home.

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

He was out playing with his rescue dog, Sheba, at the beach near their home. Martin had thrown out a bottle to play fetch, but Sheba had her attention on another object, something that was very peculiar.

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

“She couldn’t really get a grip on it to bring it back, so I waded out to my knees in the water and saw that it was a glass bottle with a note in it,” Martin told The Dodo.

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

The notes inside were penned by Maxim, Sophie, and Polina, three young children from Bulgaria. Their letter was in English, and wished “Peace, love, happiness to all!"

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

A drawing from Polina was captioned, “This is sky, grass, and funny man!”

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

Another one from Maxim showed a drawing of two cars, and read, “The car from the future."

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

After reading the contents, Martin discovered that the message had traveled an extremely long distance. It began its journey on the sea 14 months ago, near the coastal town of Lozenets, Bulgaria.

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

He deduced that the note had to have traveled from the Black Sea, through the Bosporus Strait, along the Sea of Marmara, and into the Aegean Sea.

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

From there, it would have gone across the Mediterranean, and up into the Atlantic Ocean, and then across the English Channel, all before landing on the southern shore of Britain. The trip would have totaled more than 3,500 miles.

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

Martin has since sent an email to the children (their address was written on the notes). He also said that, had Sheba not been so fond of chasing after bottles, the children’s letters would probably never have been found. “To think about how far it came is truly amazing,” he said.

Dog finds message in a bottle that traveled 3,500 miles

It is truly fascinating that such wonderful letters have traveled so far. We’re happy that Sheba’s curiosity and playful spirit led her to finding the bottle.

Please SHARE if you thought that this transfer of messages was just incredible, and if you’re hoping that the kids will write back!