Woman Devises Brilliant Plan To Cheer Up Grandma In Hospital
Cailyn Finkel 12/5/2018
Shelby Hennick, 21, loves her Grandma Donna more than anything. The two are extremely close - so when Grandma Donna fell ill and had to be rushed to the hospital, Shelby knew she had to do something to lift her spirits. As soon as she got the phone call, her mind began to race. What could she do to make her grandmother feel better?
She thought about bringing flowers, chocolates, maybe her favorite foods - and then the most brilliant idea popped into her head!
Even though her plan involved a bit of tricky maneuvering, Shelby felt confident she could pull off the feat. The first thing she needed to do was head over to Grandma Donna's house to dognap her precious pooch, Patsy...
Shelby told Inside Editionthat Grandma Donna and Patsy have been inseparable from the time she was born. The caring older woman nursed her pup from a bottle and made sure she was cared for day-in and day-out. Grandma Donna was determined to make sure the mix-breed pupper never wanted for anything.
"She's had this dog forever, and this dog is her baby. She was small enough to fit in the palm of her hand."
This bond is something everyone in the family is aware of - and it's what inspired Shelby's brilliant idea.
Due to Grandma Donna's sudden admission into the hospital, the family didn't have time to approach her veterinarian to ask for permission for Patsy to be allowed into the hospital. So Shelby took things into her own hands. Literally.
She scooped Patsy up in her arms, covered her with a blanket to make it seem as though she was a small baby and waltzed right through the sliding glass hospital doors.
She told Inside Edition that she wasn't really worried about the repercussions.
"It was just so spur-of-the-moment and I didn't have time to go to my grandma's veterinarian's office... Nobody would have stopped me to see my baby. The worst they could have told me was to leave."
Fortunately, sneaking around was all worth it. Grandma Donna was elated to see her beloved pup and her health quickly improved.
"It made her a lot happier. She wasn't feeling very good and it made her more relaxed. She did go home the next day. Medically, it didn't have anything to do with Patsy, but I'm still thinking it had a little bit to do with her."