A part-beagle named Buddy didn't wait for an invitation to see his 85-year-old master at a Texas hospital.
The dog hitched a ride on the outside of an ambulance transporting Mason County rancher J.R. Nicholson to Fredericksburg.
Ranch hand Brian Wright on Friday said he summoned the ambulance Oct. 26 when Nicholson felt dizzy.
The San Angelo Standard-Times reports a motorist flagged down the ambulance to say a dog was on a side step. Buddy was then put into the ambulance with the patient.
Wright drove separately to Hill Country Memorial Hospital, where medical staff told him what Buddy did and the dog was still in the ambulance. Wright retrieved the dog, then later drove his boss and Buddy home.
Nicholson said Friday that he thinks of lot of 4-year-old Buddy.