Cedar Rapids, IA – There’s no denying the bond that can develop between people and their pets.
And a Miniature Schnauzer in Iowa proved that nothing…not even distance…can break that bond.
Sissy showed up at Mercy Medical Center looking for her owner.
“We started looking at the tags and we saw how far away the dog lived, as far as gong about fifteen blocks to get here. So it was quite an amazing journey the dog made.” Said Security Officer Samantha Conrad.
Guards contacted the number on her tags and reached Dale Franck.
“I thought she wanted to go someplace but I didn’t know where and had never run away before. ” Said Dale.
That’s when the security guard realized Dale’s wife was getting treatment at Mercy.
Dale said, “She wanted to go see her mom. She was on a mission but she couldn’t find the right elevator to take. HAH! ”
Dale’s wife Nancy was recovering from surgery when her daughter brought the dog into the room.
Nancy was surprised by her furry visitor, “I said did you sneak this dog in here? She said no she snuck herself in here mom.”
The family still can’t figure out how Sissy knew where to go.
But after a long couple weeks in the hospital, the surprise visitor brought a much-needed smile to Nancy’s face.
“That was great just being able to see her. That was perfect. I’m glad she thought of it.”