"When we arrived, I explained to her that I would open the zipper in a few minutes and that she could see her Mommy," the husband wrote on Reddit about his dog's obedience.
Sometimes, all you need is a hug from your furry animal and to be comforted by their company. Though they have no words to calm the storms in your life, their mere presence can make a massive difference to the way you feel. One man was heartbroken when he saw his wife battling to stay alive. Wanting to do everything in his power to make her feel better, he sneaked their family dog, Bella to the hospital. He knew there was no one who could make his wife feel better than Bella.
The man took to Reddit to talk about the incident. "My wife was in the hospital after a very invasive surgery, which after a few days, looked like it did not produce ideal results," wrote the man with the username Mellifluous_Username. He continued, "The prognosis was not good. She was able to speak, but was not eating or drinking, and relied completely on her IV and hard pain pills. In one rare instance of cogent speech, she convinced me to sneak our dog into her private room, so she could see her 'one more time.'"
Further, the man went on to describe how he managed to carry out the act without inviting any suspicion. "Our dog, Bella, is about a 50 pound Australian Shepherd, and as it turns out, she fits nicely in a normal suitcase. I packed her in, with the lid unzipped, and placed her in the car until we arrived at the hospital. When we arrived, I explained to her that I would open the zipper in a few minutes and that she could see her Mommy," he explained.
Luckily, Bella understood her master's instructions very well. "She never whimpered, barked, or whined. When I walked past the station nurses, I told them I was simply bringing items to make my wife more comfortable," wrote the man.
The events that happened later are heartwarming. "When we entered the room, my wife was asleep. I unzipped the suitcase, and Bella immediately jumped on the bed, and gingerly laid across her chest, somehow avoiding the wires and IV. She positioned herself to where she could look directly into my wife's eyes, and laid completely still, until about twenty minutes later, when my wife woke up and started moaning in pain," wrote the man.
Bella and the woman were beyond happy to be reunited. "My wife hugged her for almost an hour, smiling the whole time. We were busted by one nurse who was so touched that she promised not to tell. When my wife finally went back to sleep, I loaded Bella back in the suitcase, and she somewhat sheepishly obliged," wrote the husband. Unfortunately, the woman passed away just a few days after she met Bella. The man told Redditors that the dog is still waiting for his wife. "Whenever I grab the suitcase, (any suitcase) Bella thinks we are going to see her again," wrote the man.
The story touched the hearts of many people. Many shared incidents from their own lives. One wrote, "My mother absolutely adored our dog, who splits her time between my place (near my mother's home) and my ex's place an hour away. When Mom was dying in hospice care a few months ago, my ex brought our dog down to say goodbye." The person continued, "Mom had reached the point where her eyes no longer opened and she couldn't speak, but she could hear and responded to touch. I took her hand and put a small amount of kibble in it, then called our dog over and held Mom's hand where the dog could reach it. Mom smiled so broadly when she felt our dog's soft snout in the palm of her hand! And now I'm crying, but happy. It's a good memory. Sorry for your loss; glad you have that memory of Bella with your wife."
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