Muffin the female dog had a funny reaction finding Lisa, her groomer and friend, in the street. She did not expect to see her outside the grooming salon at all.
We all know that dog is , and most of human love to live with dogs cause they are loyal, good entertainers and love us unconditionally, and that is more than can be said for some humans….
The story of this service dog born without eyes is overwhelming and unique! An example and an inspiration to us all …
Joanne George, the owner of the Golden Retriever service dog, saved Smiley.
Suffering from Dwarfism, born without eyes, and supposedly sentenced to death at the age of two, he survived thanks to her. Almost 10 years after all these adventures, he continues to help those in need!
“People are so inspired by what it represents”, explains Joanne. “I realized that this dog was destinated for therapy, I had to share it.”
Shortly after this realization, the dog got the certificate to become a service dog and joined the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. He spends several hours each day visiting patients in retirement homes, he also goes to hospitals to see sick children.
For the past 7 years, Smiley has taught people to not to stop at disability, illness, past.
“Dogs can come back from nowhere, they can forget their past,” Joanne says, “we as humans, we focus on our past.”
One of Smiley’s visits was particularly noteworthy.
Teddy, an elderly man, whom Smiley often sees in a nursing home, does not speak and he was unable to communicate.
“One day, Smiley put his paws on Teddy, and he started to smile and make noise”, says Joanne.
“All the nurses came back into the room and said they had never seen him smile, or even have such a reaction.”
From now on, whenever Smiley comes to this retirement home, Teddy is the first person who comes to see.
“I believe that’s when I noticed how inspiring it can be for people,” says Joanne George.
But at 12, Joanne explains that unfortunately, it is closer to the end than the beginning.
“He came to my first date”. “He is the ring-holder at my wedding, he was there when I was pregnant he changed my life.”, she adds
Smiley has also changed the lives of hundreds of men, women, and children.
Today, his fur is perhaps a little more graying, his steps a little less vivid, but his tail will never stop moving in all directions!
Smiley, the Most Beautiful Dog in the world :
Abandoned dog lost her puppies at birth
She lived the cruelest test a mother can know: the loss of her babies. This Abandoned dog was living at the Mommy and Me Rescue Refuge in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania.
She had been abandoned by her former owner while she was pregnant. The shelter team, including Carol Kalinowski, did everything to make her feel serene and happy, but sadly she turned out to be sick. She was suffering from trichuriasis and Lyme disease, which caused her pups to be born very prematurely.
None of the 7 puppies survived … Devastated by the death of her babies, Dorothy also had to be hospitalized. The poor dog did not stop crying while desperately searching for her little ones.
Meanwhile, at another shelter in the city, the Wanna-Be Pet Rescue, Rebecca Hetherington hosted 2 orphaned kittens, only a few weeks old. They really need a mom.
Carol Kalinowski then had the idea and contact Rebecca Hetherington to put the 3 animals together and see if links could be created between them.
When Dorothy met the kittens for the first time, she first seemed confused, not knowing what to do with these little beings. Then her maternal instinct was expressed …
She let the young felines approach her and snuggle up against her, and she instinctively protected and licked them.
Now, this little family is spending happy days with Carol and her husband Anthony, who are busy feeding the kittens with goat milk while Dorothy fully assumes her role as a surrogate mother. A situation that has soothed and allows her to better live the mourning.
Dorothy was extremely sad as she just lost her 7 puppies at birth. For their part, 2 kittens were just as lost because they no longer had their mother. Their meeting was fabulous. As you can see in the photos.