We’ve all seen blind people having service dogs to guide them and help them live a normal life. Thanks to specially trained guide dogs, visually impaired individuals can live independently and also have loving and loyal companions that they can rely on for achieving daily tasks.
However, have you ever seen guide dogs helping out a blind dog?
This is what this story is about.
Charlie, a senior dog who is eleven years old, suffered from glaucoma on both eyes. The dog’s family didn’t have a choice but to have his left eye removed, and after a year, Charlie needed another surgery to remove his right eye, which left him completely blind.
The family did think about getting another puppy.
So, Charlie’s family decided to get another puppy and named him Maverick. At first, the two didn’t get along. However, as time passed, both became close friends, and Charlie relies on Maverick for his everyday activities.
As the two dogs became closer with each other, Maverick learned a lot about Charlie’s daily routine. Whenever they play, Charlie would lose a toy and Maverick would get the toy for him and bring it back to him to continue playing.
Maverick guides Charlie when they go for walks, helps him eat, and even play. When Charlie naps, Maverick will be by his side and becomes his pillow.
Both dogs help each other out. While Maverick helps Charlie by guiding him, Charlie would teach the puppy to behave.
For most people, Charlie’s condition would be a lot of responsibility. In some cases, this would even force the family to get the dog euthanized. However, Charlie’s family know better, and they adopted another puppy to help Charlie out.
Charlie and Maverick’s story is a great story about friendship. Even though both didn’t get along at first, they both developed trust with each other and ended up becoming best friends.
Here’s a short video about Charlie and Maverick. It truly is heartwarming.
Video Source NBC10 Philadelphia via YouTube