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Owner is reunited with hero Chihuahua who saved his life

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When Bubu the Chihuahua's dog-dad fell ill, this quick-thinking pup knew exactly what to do. She ran for help and made sure her human got the medical attention he needed.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 02/09/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

Early this month Rudy Armstrong was enjoying a peaceful snooze on his houseboat. Bubu, his faithful pup, was also catching a few Zs. In fact, it was one of those perfect dog-day afternoons for the pair.

Bubu barks for help

But when Rudy woke up, he knew something was wrong. He couldn't move his arm, and he quickly realised he was having a stroke. He couldn't reach a phone, so he turned to Bubu instead. "I need help," said Rudy.

And that's when the super pooch sprang into action. Bubu bolted down to the marina and found Kim, the dockmaster. Kim followed the barking puppy back to the houseboat, where she found Rudy stretched out the sofa. Kim called paramedics, and Rudy was rushed into hospital for life-saving treatment.

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Rudy began making a steady recovery. But after weeks in the hospital, he missed his furry friend. So hospital manager Brandy Popp arranged a special visit!

"Rudy has no family nearby, so I orchestrated a reunion between him and Bubu," said Brandy.

A beautiful reunion

Bubu seemed a little confused at first. But as soon as Rudy pulled down his face mask, Bubu jumped on her dad's lap for kisses and cuddles.

"It was a beautiful, moment," said Brandy.

Rudy has since returned home. And, of course, little Bubu is right by his side.