Scott DeLisi is a retired U.S diplomat who was working as the ambassador to Nepal when he met the animal that changed his life.
While on a group trek through Tibetan Palau he spotted two bright blue eyes that left him speechless.
A Tibetan mastiff puppy was looking at him. The breed is very common in that area.
From all his years working as a diplomat, he learned the ability to listen to what others couldn’t.
No one in his family or friends believed him, but he assures that he could understand the puppy when it approached him.
“You don’t know it yet, but I’m your dog” is what he felt when the furry animal started licking his face and hands.
The expedition had to keep going, and when they finally descended back to the village, he found the puppy waiting for him.
As he went back to the village, he found out that the people there knew the puppy and cared for him.
However, the dog had never settled down with a family. It was like he was waiting for the right person.
Scott asked the villagers if they could sell him the puppy.
They answered: “The word for dog is khyi, which is also the word for happiness. So we do not sell them”
The villagers let Scott keep the puppy, as they seem to also understand they were meant to be together.
He named the dog Lo Khyi and they’ve lived together ever since.
To document the amazing experience of instant connection he created a children’s book called “The Ambassador’s Dog”.
The illustrations in the book are created with pulverized rock pigments from the Himalayas.
The story of Lo Khyi and how he found the perfect home destined for him is now available for everyone to know.
A story of hope, and how to be patient to find what you dream of.