Dogs are precious creatures. They love us unconditionally and all they want is to make us happy. They do all they can to take away our pain, make us feel more comfortable and get us to smile. And they just want to be by our side through the good times and the bad.
A Dog’s Unconditional Love
Every now and then, when I surf the internet, I read a story about a dog’s unconditional love that really tugs my heart. This story is one of them.
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And even more so is the fact that this is also a love story. It shows just how much a human can be like dogs, loving wholeheartedly and unconditionally. And for sure, I bet that by the middle of this story, you’ll start feeling that tugging in your heart.
A Tale of Love That Will Melt Even the Coldest of Hearts
Here’s the full text from lifewithdogs.tv
This touching tale comes from redditor Mellifluous_Username:
Full disclosure: This happened one year, three days, and fourteen hours ago. I was inclined to post this after I saw this post.
My wife was in the hospital after a very invasive surgery, which after a few days, looked like it did not produce ideal results. 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.”
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.
Unbelievably, 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. No problem, they said.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.
Bella immediately started licking her, and quietly moaned, as if knowing that barking would definitely blow our cover. 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.
My wife sadly passed a few days later, and now, whenever I grab the suitcase, (any suitcase) Bella thinks we are going to see her again.