Husky Treks Two Miles to Visit Owner in HospitalPublished October 5, 2012
Every pet parent knows how strong the bond is that forms between animals and humans. Every day, our pets show us love in different ways that some may say is simply immeasurable. That said, one dog’s love for his owner might be able to be measured in miles.
According to a story from Fox News, a Husky named Zander trekked over two miles to find and pay a visit to his owner John Dolan, who had been hospitalized. The Husky of the hour reportedly made an epic Lord of the Rings-esque journey, purportedly braving a parkway and a dangerous four-lane road to find his adopted father. Apparently, Zander found his way by tracking Dolan’s scent, a pretty incredible feat considering Dolan’s wife said she’d never taken the dog to that location before.
Sadly, Dolan’s wife noted that Zander was visibly depressed when Dolan left for the hospital. Spurred by his desire to see him, Zander embarked on his journey to the hospital, where he was scooped up by a hospital employee. It wasn’t the last time the dog would try the trek again, but he was picked up on his way there the second time around.
Zander clearly has a strong bond with his adopted father, who took him into his home close to five-years ago when he rescued him from an animal shelter. The Husky's hustle to see his owner clearly serves as yet another demonstration of the special bond we can share with animals.
What do you think of this story? Do your pets miss your presence when you’re not there? How far would they go to find you? Share your thoughts in a comment!