Only the heartless among us would refuse to help a friend in need. But some of us truly and deeply love the ones around us, and will drop everything to go to the ends of the earth for their loved ones – and, very importantly, the feeling is mutual. The bond in such a relationship is then basically unbreakable.
With all that said, did you really think that dogs – who feel and think and love as well – are an exception from such amazing and supportive relationships?
Sometime in 2016, a pair of German Shepherds were wandering the streets by themselves, all alone and abandoned. After being spotted by some Good Samaritans, the dogs were picked up off the streets and sent over to the Dallas Animal Services rescue center, where they were named Bart and Babs. The hope was that these pups could be cared for before they could be adopted out, but then they realized that there is a small hitch in that problem – Babs had some kind of eye problem that was so severe, she was in constant pain and functionally blind.
There was no way that the rescue center’s staff could handle such a medical problem by themselves, but luckily a different rescue organization, DWF Rescue Me, decided to step in and help out the staff. They chose to take both dogs together and had Babs sent to a specialist as soon as she entered their care. There, the medical professional figured out what was the problem – Babs had what the specialist was dead certain was incredibly advanced glaucoma.
There was no way to save what sight she had left or reverse the damage done, so everyone decided that the best option for Babs would be to simply remove her eyes. Luckily, being blind for dogs isn’t as detrimental to them as it is for humans. And since Babs has likely been functionally blind for such a long while, the staff figured that it would not be a drastic change for her. However, they forgot to factor in one thing – Bart.
After Babs had made a full recovery, she was placed in a foster care – one that did not have Bart. Immediately, both the staff and the foster parents knew something was off. Where the dog was energetic and loving, she suddenly became reserved and nervous. Giving her a few days quickly proved that this wasn’t just Babs adjusting to her new environment and circumstances – she had completely shut down for a reason. Just what was the reason?
Worried, the staff tried working backwards. Perhaps they had missed out on something that was responsible for Babs’s well being. Then, the pair’s foster mom came up with a brilliant idea – Babs and Bart had been found together. What would happen if the two dogs were reunited once again?
Bingo! As soon as Bart showed up at the door, Babs was as right as rain and bounced back to her normal self without a single problem! It was clear that these two had been bonded on a deep level, with Bart being responsible for caring and looking out for Babs. The shelter was looking to find a forever home who was willing to take these two dogs as a pair and they found one too!
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