Brian Myers’ life was saved by the puppy he had just rescued a few months before.And, unlike the first time they met, their reunion after Myers was released from the hospital was even more emotional.
Myers rescued Sadie, a 6-year-old German shepherd, from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in New Jersey after she had been abandoned there.Sadie was aggressive toward men, and the shelter personnel had difficulty placing her.
“[She] was] a little standoffish when she first came and she wasn’t sure what was going on,” said Heather Centrella, the former office manager of Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge.We were aware that she would need an experienced hme with a patient family because she began to become a little shut-dwn while in the shelter.
After meeting Sadie, Myers decided to take her home in thirty minutes.Her problems with males were rumored to have vanished.When she jumped into my car, we struck up a casual friendship.Myers wrote in a Facebook post, “I was able to resolve her issues and resolved to provide her with the home and affection she deserved.”
The Washington Post, Myers tld “She began licking me and crying, so I reached up with my right hand to comfort her and then grabbed her collar.”
Myers had no idea that Sadie would be crucial to his survival a few months later.Myers had a stroke while the couple was enjoying a romantic evening at home.He couldn’t feel his left side or the gap between his bed and the wall.
It was quite frightening because Myers couldn’t get up and didn’t realize she had suffered a stroke at the time.There was no way for me to reach my phone, which was about 15 feet away on the dresser.Sadie acted quickly and licked her father’s face in an attempt to revive him.The dog would not leave his side.She kept barking in the hopes that the neighbors would hear her.What happened next shocked Myers when he went out to get her collar.
Using all of her strength, Sadie dragged her father across the room so he could get a better view of his phone.She wasn’t a service dog, but he said she was worried about what was going on and could tell when I was in danger.I’m not sure how she did it, but she was aware of it.
Myers was able to retrieve his phone and call for assistance.Hospital staff informed Myers that Sadie was most likely responsible for saving his life.
When her father was hospitalized and then treated for alcoholism, Sadie moved in with Myer’s family.According to Centrella, they FaceTime, which he claims she finds a little confusing because she wants to confront her father and cry.However, he assures her that he will make every effort to return to her as soon as possible so that they can be reunited.
When that day finally arrived, it was a very happy day.Myers began to cry as Sadie jumped into his arms and kissed his face.Myers declared that adopting her was the best decision he had ever made.”I truly believe it was meant to be,” she says.
The video below shows Sadie and her father reuniting.