When Texas rancher JR Nicholson felt dizzy last week, he told his ranch hand Brian Wright to call an ambulance, and soon enough the 85-year-old man was loaded into the back of one by Tanner Brown, an emergency medical technician. Things were happening as they should.
Then about 20 miles into the one-hour drive to the hospital, a driver pulled alongside Brown and did the whole hand-waving Hey, you’ve got a dog on the side of your ambulance! rigamarole. Brown immediately pulled over, and sure enough there was a dog on the side of his ambulance: Buddy, a 35-pound Beagle mix, kin to the man laid out in the interior.