Navy Veteran, 86, Has Life Saved by Chihuahua Mix After Suffering from Stroke
But if it wasn't for is dog Boo Boo, he might not be telling this story.
An 86-year-old retired Navy veteran who lives in Oriental, North Carolina, was living a lonesome life until his Chihuahua mix came along.
Rudy Armstrong's dog, “Bubu,” “Bu-Bu” or “Boo-Boo," can be credited with saving his life.
Although small dogs are known for having bad attitudes, Boo-Boo proved her loyalty after Armstrong became helpless after suffering a stroke.
“I sat down in my chair, drank my coffee, and next thing I know, it was after lunch,” he told WCTI-TV.
“And I couldn’t even get my hand to move, and my foot wouldn’t move.”
“I didn’t want to be there for another couple of days before somebody come by," he added.
"So I said, ‘OK, Boo-Boo, go get me some help!'”
The veteran specifically told his dog to get the dockmaster, Kim, according to a post from CarolinaEast Health System.
“He and Bubu have a special bond, and when Rudy couldn’t get to his phone to call for help, he looked his little friend in the eyes and said, ‘I need help. Go get Kim,'” they shared.
Not long after, Boo-Boo returned with Kim, who was able to call for help.
I wasn't until Armstrong got to the hospital he realized he had suffered a stroke.
But if it wasn't for Boo Boo, he might not be telling this story.
Armstrong began to recover at Carolina East Rehabilitation Hospital.
“Rudy, who has sailed all over the world and has stories for days, was very appreciative of the care he has received here but is not a fan of our turkey sausage,” the post continued.
“We thank him for his service to our country and for allowing us the privilege of caring for him and sharing his story of Bubu, the miracle pup!”
The reunion between Armstrong and Boo-Boo was arranged by the hospital.
“I’m excited about getting to see her,” he told WNCT-TV.
“I mean she sleeps with me, when I go someplace in the car she goes with me, and all of that. You know I mean, we do everything together.”
The reunion took place at the hospital garden, which produced a series of charming photos.
“I’ve got tears running out of my eyes,” he told WCTI.
“I missed her so much, man."