A Cedar Rapids dog started 2015 with a road trip to find its sick owner. She begins 2016 as the winner of a worldwide contest and will accept her trophy on national television Thursday night, with her owner by her side.

You remember Sissy. She's the 11-year old Miniature Schnauzer who ran some 20 blocks last February looking for owner Nancy Franck, who was recovering from surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. After being let outside to go to the bathroom, Sissy decided to go look for mom. She's quite a tracker too. Surveillance video shows her entrance into Mercy:

Today, Mercy Hospital reported that Sissy was the winner in the "Most Amazing Journey" category following online voting. Sissy and Nancy accepted Sissy's award last week during the taping of the 'World Dog Awards' that air Thursday (1/14) night at 7 central on The CW. Her trophy? A golden fire hydrant. What more could a dog want?


Sissy Wins!Our very own Sissy the Schnauzer, who traveled 20 blocks to find her owner at Mercy and gained international attention nearly a year ago, was a winner at The World Dog Awards on The CW Channel! She was nominated in the “Most Amazing Journey” category. Online voting took place earlier this month. The winners were announced, and Sissy and owner Nancy took the stage to accept their award and even thank Mercy when the show was taped last week. Sissy received a gold fire hydrant trophy for her accomplishment. The show airs at 7 p.m. Central tomorrow.Thanks to Sissy's family for sending these photos from her trip and the show!

Posted by Mercy Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

[via USA Today and Mercy Medical Center]