Sissy hits the road
We’ve heard of dogs that traveled hundreds of miles to get home, going to places they’d never been before. It may be coincidence or pure love, but this miniature Schnauzer in Iowa arrived at the hospital where her fur-mom is fighting cancer. While it may not be as sensational, what is surprising is that the dog traveled 20 blocks to reach there, an incredible journey for a little dog.
The hospital lobby’s surveillance camera was recording as the dog entered through the hospital’s automatic doors and wandered around.
The dog’s name is Sissy and her owner is Nancy Franck, 64 years old. Nancy had already been at the Mercy Medical Center for about two weeks following surgery. While she was there, her husband, Dale Franck, was taking care of Sissy and her brother Barney.
A surprised Dale Franck told the news that Sissy was on a mission to see her mom that night. Because she couldn’t find an elevator to take, she started to wander around. Sissy had gone missing around 1:30 AM the past Saturday, and Franck was worried sick. Nancy would indeed be sad and troubled when she learned about it.
A welcome call
At 5:30 AM on that same day, he finally received a call from the hospital’s security officer, telling him that they found Sissy and found his number and house address from her collar tag. He was absolutely relieved and immediately asked his daughter to go and pick Sissy up at the hospital.
Once his daughter arrived at the hospital, she asked for and got permission to take Sissy to Nancy for a few minutes. How could they refuse when they heard the whole story? So Franck’s daughter took Sissy with her to see her fur-mom.
What a surprise! When Nancy saw Sissy, she immediately asked how they got the dog in there. Franck’s daughter explained affectionately that the “little spoiled brat” ran away from home because she wanted to see Nancy. She wasn’t sure how Sissy got there, but dogs have senses we don’t even dream about.
An emotional reunion
The two had an incredible reunion for a few minutes, and then Sissy had to go home again.They’ve had a very close relationship together for 11 years, and one theory of why Sissy reached the hospital is because she used to ride with Franck to pick up Nancy from work next door to the hospital. It’s a good theory, but the view from a car is not the same as the view from the ground, and Sissy homed right into Nancy’s whereabouts.