A cross-country truck driver has dog Mr. Midnight as his constant companion. They’ve been together ever since the pup was two months. From that time, it got used to traveling. He loves to be constantly looking out the window.
Six months later, Midnight could sense there was something wrong with Carbajal, his buddy human owner. Carbajal felt something akin to severe stomach pain. He tried to push through the situation out of concern for the dog more than himself.
Carbajal endured that intense pain for a whole 15 hours. It also started to affect little Midnight. Instead of his favorite hobby of looking out the window, the pup would just stare at its caretaker with a sad-eye look. Midnight even commiserated by refusing to drink, then eat.
When Carbajal finally gave in to the constant pain, he learned the appendix was about to explode inside of him. He freaked out, not so much because of the impending surgery but of what would happen to his faithful doggie friend.
The doctor was naturally taken aback when at first Carbajal refused the stat surgery. Inside the semi, Midnight was oblivious to the fact it’d be facing a long ordeal locked in the vehicle. Carbajal finally fessed up to his ordeal.
By this time, a group of employees had gathered ‘round. When learning of the predicament, some in the nursing staff got busy, but in finding a solution. As the news kept climbing up the hospital floors, it finally reached the right person.
It was another nurse that already had a six animal crew, hubby included. Unfazed in spite of their possible own animal behavior repercussions, she welcomed this challenge with open arms. They now will be taking care of 4 dogs & 3 cats. Felines were now at a disadvantage (dad joke).
It wasn’t until after Carbajal went under the knife that the helper nurse got to arrange for her husband to about getting Midnight. Finally, free from work, she was finally able to get recuperating Carbajal up to speed on his buddy’s whereabouts.
It took a whole week for Midnight’s owner to be medically cleared for discharged. That’s when he was finally able to witness the miracle. It must’ve been the constant smelling of adventure that had prepared the pup to be accepting of other canines in their own territory. Midnight happened to be a great fit, cats & all.
So what made this full ‘animal house’ nurse make the decision to step in? The thought of seeing in her mind a little scared dog with no telling what’d happened to its owner. More importantly, What if it would’ve happened to her own animal family?
What’s the best part? Everyone’s circle of friendship has increased.
In our season of more traditional gift-giving, let’s think more of others. Besides experiencing the blessing of “the more we give, the more we receive”, it’ll make for longer-lasting happiness. Regarding others as “better than ourselves”, will make for a better way of life.
Needed now even more than ever.