Home alone and without a way to contact the outside world, the 92 year old Marie was helpless. Knowing full well that her friend was in dire straights and sensing that she needed assistance, Sassy tried in vain for over five hours to flag down cars and find help. It wasn't until late afternoon that Sassy was able to catch the attention of a man walking by the house. As he approached the fence, he was able to see Marie lying on the ground, mostly hidden from any eyes that may have been driving by.
When paramedics arrived, Sassy was found next to Marie and they were able to place her on an ambulance en route to the hospital. Marie was treated for severe dehydration and as a result of her fall, bruised several ribs. Had Sassy not been there, Marie may not have been able to share her incredible story.