A pet dog is not an animal, it is family.
So, when this man's dying wife requested to see her dog for the last time, he decided to sneak her inside the hospital in a suitcase because they apparently had regulations against animals on the premises.
He shared his story on Reddit, and wrote:
My wife was in the hospital after a very invasive surgery...she was able to speak, but was not eating or drinking, and relied completely on her IV and hard pain pills. In one rare instance of cogent speech, she convinced me to sneak our dog into her private room, so she could see her ‘one more time'. Our dog is about a 50 pound Australian Shepherd, and as it turns out, she fits nicely in a normal suitcase.
He put the dog inside and explained that she will be seeing her mommy very soon.
I packed her in, with the lid unzipped, and placed her in the car until we arrived at the hospital. When we arrived, I ‘explained’ to her that I would open the zipper in a few minutes and that she could see her mommy.
It seemed to have understood what he said because she didn't bark once while being carried inside.
Unbelievably, she never whimpered, barked, or whined. When I walked past the station nurses, I told them I was sim: ply bringing items to make my wife more comfortable. No problem, they said.
When they reached his wife's room in the hospital, he unzipped the suitcase and the dog made its way through wires to position itself in a way that it was looking straight into its sleeping mother's eyes.
Again, she didn't bark, didn't make noise and just sat there waiting for her to wake up.
Twenty minutes later, she moaned and the two hugged each other for an hour.
The dog immediately started licking her, and quietly moaned, as if knowing that barking would definitely blow our cover. We were busted by one nurse who was so touched that she promised not to tell. When my wife finally went back to sleep, I loaded the dog back in the suitcase, and she somewhat sheepishly obliged.
That was indeed the last time his wife met her dog. And you know the saddest part? Every time the dog sees the suitcase, it thinks they are going to the hospital.
My wife sadly passed a few days later, and as if that is not sad enough, now, whenever I grab the suitcase, the dog thinks we are doing to see her again.