This dog really is a man’s best friend: Devoted pet is filmed chasing an ambulance down the street after its owner is taken ill and is rushed to the hospital [Video]
When you have no one else, a dog that loves you will always be there. This little pup was determined to stay with his owner who was homeless and had an epileptic seizure. He ran as fast as his little legs would go to keep up with the ambulance. The drivers eventually stopped and let the pooch ride with his owner to the hospital. He didn’t even bark… he just kept watch and stayed near. The man saw his friend and I’m sure it comforted him. Dogs know a level of devotion and love that is bottomless.
Faithful: The dog next to its owner on a stretcher in the hospital. The outcome of his treatment is unknown.
From the Daily Mail:
A devoted dog has proved its unfailing love for its master after it raced after an ambulance which was taking him to hospital.
Desperate not to lose sight of the vehicle, the pet was filmed bounding along in the middle of the road in the driver’s wing mirror by an astounded paramedic in Goiana, Brazil.
The recording, released on the weekend, then switches to the passenger’s side and captures the adorable creature bounding beside the vehicle for several minutes in its determination to keep up.
At one stage the dog starts to fall behind as it begins to run out of breath, but keeping close to the side of the ambulance, the pet looks up appealingly at the crew as if pleading for help.
Realising the long journey to the general hospital will be too much for the animal, the ambulance crew eventually decide to stop the vehicle and let the ‘man’s best friend’ climb on board.
Paramedic Celiomar Ferreira do Couto, 42, who made the video, said the whole service team was touched by the love shown by the dog for its owner, a homeless man.
‘I’ve been doing this job for 19 years and I’ve never seen anything like it,’ said Mr Couto.
‘Sometimes we arrive at the scene of an emergency and there are pets around but they are too shy for us to get close to and they often run way. I have never seen this reaction in all my career.’
Commenting in the video, Mr Couto says to his colleague as he watches the dog chase the ambulance – ‘doesn’t he get tired?’
Then to the dog he shouts – ‘Go home. Go and have a rest, give up.’
On board, the faithful companion won praise for its good behaviour. The crew allowed it to sit next to the owner in the ambulance all the way to the hospital.
‘We couldn’t believe how well-behaved the dog was,’ he added. ‘It just sat quietly and patiently beside its owner. It didn’t even bark.
‘The man was in and out of consciousness but he could see his companion was right there with him on the way’.
Once at the hospital, the owner, who had suffered an epileptic seizure, was placed on a stretcher.
There’s no word on how the man is doing, but his dog parked his furry butt next to his stretcher in the hospital and stayed with him the whole time. That’s true love for you. Everyone should own a pet. In your darkest hour, they lift your soul. They’ll be there for you when no one else will and they love unconditionally and with utter innocence. This took place in Brazil, but dogs the world over love their humans deeply and watch over them. This is one man who is lucky to have his guardian pup by his side.
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