German Shepherd and Stroke Survivor Owner Have an Emotional Reunion.
Brian Myers only recently saved the dog. It was the puppy that ultimately saved his life. Their reunion after Myers was released from the hospital was much more emotional than when they had first met. Myers rescued Sadie, a 6-year-old German shepherd, from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in New Jersey after she had been abandoned there. The staff at the shelter had a hard time placing Sadie because she was aggressive toward men.
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge’s former office manager, Heather Centrella, recalled that the new employee was a little standoffish when she first started. She wasn’t sure what was going on. She started to act a bit shut-down while residing in the shelter. We knew she would need an experienced home with a patient family. Myers decided to take Sadie home after meeting her in just thirty minutes. She no longer had the issues with men that were allegedly bothering her. When she hopped into my car, a close connection developed between us.
In a Facebook post, Myers stated: ,I was able to fix her problems and resolved to give her the home and love she deserved.”
The Washington Post was cited by Myers. She began kissing me and sobbing, so I reached up with my right hand to console her before grabbing her collar. Myers had no idea that Sadie would play a crucial role in his survival a few months down the road. The couple was spending a special night at home when Myers suddenly had a stroke. He was unable to sense the gap between his bed and the wall or his left side.
Myers couldn’t get up and wasn’t aware that she had experienced a stroke at the time. It was extremely terrifying. My phone was on the dresser approximately 15 feet away. There was no way for me to get to it. Sadie acted swiftly and licked her father’s face in an effort to resuscitate him. The dog refused to leave his side. She kept barking in the hopes that the nearby residents would hear her. Myers was shocked by what happened when he stepped outside to grab her collar.
Sadie then used all of her strength to drag her father across the room so he could see his phone more clearly. He said that despite the fact that she wasn’t a service dog, she was upset by what was occurring and could tell when I was in danger. Although I’m not sure how she did it, she was aware.
Myers was able to get his phone and call for assistance. The hospital professionals told Myers that Sadie was probably to blame for sparing his life. When Sadie’s father was hospitalized and then treated for alcohol consumption, she resided with Myer’s family. They FaceTime, which, according to Centrella, he stated she finds a bit confusing since she wants to confront her father and tears. He assures her, though, that he will do all in his power to go back to her as soon as it is possible so they may be reunited.
When that day eventually arrived, it was a really joyful day. Myers began to cry as Sadie sprang into his arms and kissed his face. Myers said that choosing to adopt her was the best decision he had ever done.