In getting readers/viewers minds off glum news such as blizzards, terrorists and taxes, most media missed a heart-warming story of Sissy the miniature schnauzer which, amazingly, trotted 20 blocks of city streets at night from her Cedar Rapids, Iowa home in a successful effort to visit her hospitalized owner, notes Grumpy Editor.
How the dog did it, including walking through two automatic doors and along corridors at Mercy Medical Center, had the town talking.
Security cameras caught it all. Cedar Rapids TV station KCRG broke the story.
Nancy Franck, in the hospital after surgery, and her husband, Dale, were concerned when Sissy unexpectedly disappeared from home.
But later a surprised Mercy security officer “looked up and there was this dog that was just running across the lobby.”
The security guard used the dog’s tags to call Dale Franck at home. This led to information that the dog's owner was in the medical center.
Happy dog and surprised patient were reunited.
For more details, likely route and video of Sissy trotting through medical center’s automatic doors and along corridors, go here.
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