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Hilarious Dog Dad Plays Doctor To Pup’s Favorite Toy

Written by: Dina Fantegrossi
Dina Fantegrossi is the Assistant Editor and Head Writer for HomeLife Media. Before her career in writing, Dina was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years.Read more
| Published on January 26, 2019

There’s nothing like the bond between a dog and his favorite toy. For Lucky, that toy is a well-worn teddy bear. The little brown cub has lost all its stuffing over the past six years, but Lucky loves it just the same. In fact, he loves his “baby” so much, he even carries it outside when he does his business.

And that, my friends, is where our story begins.

Photo c/o Michaella Wallace

It seems Lucky accidentally left his favorite toy outside after a recent potty break. This would not have been a big deal if it weren’t for the winter storm heading their way. The poor bear endured a long night of sleet and snow before being discovered by Lucky’s pawrents the following morning.

Photo c/o Michaella Wallace

The concerned dog dad texted his daughter, Michaella Wallace, who is away at college in Pennsylvania.

Screenshot c/o Michaella Wallace

Despite the bear’s grim condition, Michaella’s dad was not ready to give up hope. He began rescue efforts on the sopping wet toy, and soon sent Michaella this promising update:

Screenshot c/o Michaella Wallace

Lucky’s bear was out of the woods (see what I did there?), but still required supportive care. Michaella’s dad appointed himself doctor-for-a-day, fitting the patient with a faux IV and medical arm cuff.

Lucky and his sister Laci were allowed to visit the bear’s bedside once its condition was stabilized.

Photo c/o Michaella Wallace

The visit from Lucky and Laci must have inspired the bear to fight. It soon made a full recovery and returned to Lucky’s loving paws!

Photo c/o Michaella Wallace

Michaella shared the dramatic rescue tale on Twitter and has since received hundreds of thousands of likes, retweets and comments.

According to Michaella, the huge response is no surprise. Her dad is always up to shenanigans, so it was only a matter of time before one of his stunts went viral!

“My dad’s been doing things to make my mom and I laugh my whole life,” Michaella told the Press Association. “He always has gone the extra mile to bring a connection between the three of us. His time he gets to spend with us has always been limited due to his work schedule, so he has always tried to make the best of it.”


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