How did a dog know his owner was in the hospital?

October 5, 2012 2:12:15 PM PDT
How could a dog possibly have known that his owner was in the hospital?

That is a question that John and Priscilla Dolan are trying to answer with so much buzz about their dog, Zander.

Zander is a husky that the Dolans rescued from a shelter, and he loves to run. No one ever expected him to run to the hospital. However, that is exactly what the 70-pound dog did last Thursday.

Zander slipped out a back door at the family home in Bay Shore, and before dawn, he started running.

John was in a hospital bed at Islip's Good Samaritan Medical Center when he got a call from a stranger, saying that they had his dog and he had to come and get him.

The caller was across the street from the hospital, and he grabbed John's number off the tag and called him.

"The dog was really there looking for him," said Priscilla Dolan.

No one really knows how the dog made it there, because had never been to the hospital before.

Maybe it is just as we have suspected for centuries - that a dog is man's best friend.

John Dolan agrees.

"We're buddies," he said. "He came to see me!"

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