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Dog walks miles to see owner in the hospital

Zander goes on an amazing journey.

As most of you know by now, I am a total sucker for a great dog story, and this one definitely qualifies. When Zander the dog's owner was hospitalized, the gorgeous white husky missed him terribly. That's not unusual: Dogs love us unconditionally, and they often miss us terribly when we're gone, even if it's just for a few minutes.

Zander decided he missed his owner so much that he was going to find him. And he did -- two miles away, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Islip, New York. If this story isn't a testimony to the overwhelmingly wonderful goodness of dogs, I don't know what is!Zander's owner, John Dolan, was in his hospital bed last week when a hospital worker told him that his dog was inside the building. Apparently, Zander (a known escape artist) had moped for days while Dolan was hospitalized, and finally opted to try and find him.

Amazingly, Zander walked two miles through totally unfamiliar territory to the hospital. How on earth did he know where to find his owner? Yes, dogs have an uncanny ability to track via scent, but there has to be something else at work here, don't you think?

Dogs are simply incredible creatures. Their loyalty knows no bounds, and their love is heartwarming. Zander made the journey successfully once, and then, he tried a second time! Fortunately, he wasn't injured. The route from John Dolan's house to the hospital is a dangerous one on a very busy road. Somehow, miraculously, Zander found him.

Here's to Zander, and here's to John Dolan, for rescuing this beautiful creature so many years ago!