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Dog Out of the Window, Dog hitches ride on ambulance

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As cat owners, we know our fluffy felines would do the same thing this dog did. But only if we hadn't fed them yet and they needed us around to open the can, otherwise they'd be waving at us like, "Bye, bitch. We are probably behind the reason you are in an ambulance right now."

However, man's best friend proved himself once again with this adorable story of the dog that refused to leave his owner's side, even if it meant going to extreme and dangerous lengths.

When 85-year-old J.R. Nicholson from San Angelo, Texas, needed an ambulance to take him to the hospital after experiencing some dizzy spells, he thought he left behind his 35-pound beagle mix, Buddy. He was wrong.

About 20 minutes into the one-hour trip to the hospital, another driver flagged down the ambulance, and that's when the EMTs discovered that Buddy had perched himself on the side step outside of the ambulance to accompany his owner to the hospital.

"It was kind of weird. I guess the dog wanted to be with his owner," Tanner Brown, one of the EMTs, told the Standard-Times. "We didn't have anything else to do but to load the dog up and put him in the ambulance and take him to the ER with us."

By "weird," do you mean "incredibly sweet and devoted"?! Because that's how we would describe this situation.

Nicholson was released from the hospital the same day and was able to periodically see his dog during his stay. Well, we would hope so after all the s--t that dog went through to be with his master.

"He didn't have to go to the hospital with me, but he did," Nicholson said. "I had two dogs [before adopting Buddy four months ago], but I had to put one of them down. He came along at just the right time. He's now a member of the family."

Brian Wright, Nicholson's ranch hand, was the one to call the ambulance and the one who first noticed that Buddy had gone missing. He didn't think too much of it, as the dog was known to wander the ranch (and hitch rides on tractors) and come back later, so Wright was shocked when he got the call that the hospital had the dog.

"Two things go through your mind in a split second," Wright said. "First, what could have happened to [Buddy], and second, you realize he is quite an animal."

We love you, Buddy!

(H/T Gawker)