Nine-week-old Teacup Chihuahua TurboRoo was born without front legs. His breeder dropped him off at a veterinary clinic in Indianapolis after realizing he needed individualized care. Veterinary Technician Ashley Looper quickly became attached to the puppy and began fostering him.
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..And all of the synonyms for the word. Woke this morning to find one of my “man’s best friends” had passed overnight, Devon. Notcho was my pet name for him. Notcho was a tri-color Smooth Collie male that was born with a slight tear on his left ear, thus, the pet name of Notcho.
Friendly to all that were deemed “friends”, cross that line and Notcho made sure that he or they who did cross that line know that he/they DID, in fact, cross that line.
A shy boy, a three-legged dog and a soul-binding friendship..
When 7-year-old Owen Howkins met his new dog, Haatchi, he was a shy boy suffering from a rare syndrome that left his muscles permanently flexed and his mobility limited. When Haatchi met Owen, he was recovering from losing his left rear leg after being hit by a train in north London.
For the boy in the wheelchair and the three-legged Anatolian Shepherd, it was an instant, soul-binding friendship, one that Owen says “changed my life.”
In the video “A Boy and his Dog,” recently released on YouTube, Owen’s stepmother Colleen Drummond explains, “The day that Haatchi met Owen was utterly incredible. It was electric. It was spiritual…they immediately understood they were going to work together as a team.”
Owen has a condition called Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, which his father, Will, explains leaves his muscles in a permanently flexed state. Because they never relax, it affects his balance and Owen uses a walker or wheelchair to get around.
Now, Owen says, he and Hattachi “like going for walks in my electric wheelchair.”
“His confidence has grown and grown this past year,” his father reports.
Owen agrees. “Everything changed in my life with him,” he says, referring to Haatchi, who was rescued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Among the many things Owen says Haatchi taught him is not to be afraid of strangers.
Says Drummond, “Owen and Haatchi simplify everything by pure love.”
Adds Owen, “Haatchi is my best friend.”
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3. Here, we have the most perfect dog costume ever invented.
Forgot something, as usual:
So umm, the Handler says: “So, you want me to show this cutie, in the ring AND with all the OTHER doggies looking on, I have to say: Here Kitty, here Ms. Kitty”?
Obligatory blind man gets to keep loyal dog post
POSTED AT 5:36 PM ON DECEMBER 18, 2013 http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2013/12/18/obligatory-blind-man-gets-to-keep-loyal-dog-post/ BY JAZZ SHAW
As a resident of the Empire State I give the government here (and the people who keep electing these clowns) a lot of grief, particularly when it comes to the downstate alternate universe of New York City. But even I will admit that there are moments when the Big Apple shrugs off all of its worms and shows the heart that I used to know and love. The media has been covering the story of the blind man who fell onto the subway tracks with his loyal dog jumping in after him. He was, as it turns out, about to lose the heroic canine who had reached retirement age.
The public has ponied up $45K in donations and the dog will stay with Mr. Williams as his pet, even as he gets a new guide dog. It’s Christmas in New York and sometimes there’s still a little magic on 34th street.