Blair is a 1-year-old black Labrador mix brought to the Woodland West Animal Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., after she was shot while living on the streets. After he recovered from his wounds, Blair remained at the clinic, a timid and nervous pup whose difficult history made her hard to place with an adopted family, the hospital's director, Dr. Mike Jones, told ABCNews.com.Then there was Tanner, a two-year-old Golden Retriever puppy who was born blind and with a seizure disorder so severe he was sent to Woodland Hospital as a last resort after his first owner died and the Oklahoma City-based Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue organization that had assumed his care, was unable to find a family to give him the around-the-clock care he needed.
"One day they were exercising in a play yard together and they got together, Jones said. "Blair all of a sudden seemed to realize that Tanner was blind and just started to help him around."
Recognizing the dogs' immediate connection, hospital staff began to board Tanner and Blair together, and the results spoke for themselves.
Tanner had been seizing almost nightly, Jones said. "After two or three weeks, we realized Tanner wasn't seizing anymore. He's not completely seizure free but it's not constant anymore."Blair is more comfortable now, and less prone to behavior issues. He has a purpose, and he enjoys helping. Two heartbreaking stories led to something great.
You can read the full article here, which tells more about their condition and how they got to where they are now. It will take a special person with a lot of resources to care for them, but they will be adopted as a pair.
The world is full of people who should aspire to such nobility, but are instead inferior to a dog from the streets.