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Cancer Patient Reunited with Lost Chihuahua - Eric Alvarez

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn.-- Addie Louise Osborne is a survivor.

I had my breasts removed in 2001, said the 92-year-old Shelbyville resident.  Well, the genes from that thing got in my bones while it was there so it's all over me."

Her husband died in 1973 and every day, she struggles with pain in her knees and back, but she doesn't lose faith.

God's with me every step I make, Osborne said.

But Osborne has another guardian angel, a blind and deaf Chihuahua named Chico.

Every time I fell so far he's been right there by my side to see if Im going to move, Osborne said.  If I move and look up at him, he'll wiggle that little tail and he knows Im alright."

Last month, Chico had himself quite an adventure that started when he  lost his way on a cold winter night.

It's a wonder he hadn't starved to death or died because it was 19 degrees out there that night, Osborne said.  I cried the whole time he was gone.

Osborne says Chico got out of the house December 13th.  A woman found Chico shaking in the cold near the Bedford County Agriculture Center.  Once she did, she took to social media to find his owner.

"She got on the internet, telephones everything and asked the people had seen it, Osborne said.

While Chico recovered at Bedford County Animal Control, hundreds of people shared his picture online.

Several days later, word finally got around to Osborne, who recognized her old friend right away.

His little pug nose and I said yeah this is him, and [the animal control worker] give him to me and I went to crying, Osborne said.

Now she and Chico are together again, sharing the same home and some of the same problems.

He's got arthritis, I guess in his spine, Osborne said.  That's where mine's at.

He may be old, deaf and blind, but to his best friend, Chico means the world.

He's the sweetest little thing there ever was, Osborne said.

Osborne tells Fox 17 Chico is in good health and happy to be home.

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