Inside the ambulance, paramedic Tanner Brown was surprised when a passing motorist flagged him down. “There’s a dog on the side of the ambulance!” the driver yelled. “We didn’t have anything else to do but to load the dog up and take him to the ER with us,” Tanner said. Nicholson was released from the hospital later that day, and went home with Buddy, who was unscathed from his adventure. Nicholson was impressed with Buddy's loyalty.
When his ranch hand heard the story of Buddy's bravery, his first thought was of how Buddy could've been injured. Then he thought, "What an animal!"