True love exists.
No matter how many times others betray us, we will always have someone loyal to us. Such precious people are surely hard to come by, so if you are lucky to have someone like that in your life, don’t ever let them go. Now, I’m not sure if anyone here has found that special someone in their lives yet, but this blind doggo definitely has!
You see, this Golden Retriever named Jake lost his eyesight when he was only two, but he is not blind as he sees the beauty of this world through the eyes of his best friend, Addie.
While talking to Bored Panda their owner Kim said, “We got Jake after our previous Golden Molly passed away and Addie came into our lives after our Golden Wrigley died. Jake was very sad after his buddy was gone, and we knew he needed a sibling.”
Read the full account below and see how beautiful life is when you have someone who loves you unconditionally.
Meet Jake and Addie.
“Jake follows Addie’s sound and smell. After Jake’s surgery, Addie wore a little bell on her collar for a while until he got used to tracking her on his own”
“We noticed an issue with his eyes and eventually found that he was no longer producing tears.”
“Over the subsequent months, in spite of trying every medication recommended by our vet’s eye specialist as well as multiple surgeries, his eyes steadily deteriorated”
“We were faced with a painful decision: Have Jake’s eyes removed or have him put to sleep.”
“Both options seemed so cruel, and especially for a dog who’d already been through so much.”
“However, over the next several days, we were contacted by a number of owners of blind dogs.”
“[They] encouraged us about the resiliency of their dogs after losing their sight going on to live normal, happy lives.”
“Our vet also counselled us that, to a dog, sight is actually number 3 on their list of senses, as both smell and hearing are more important to them.”
“With that information in mind, we decided to move forward with having Jake’s eyes removed.”
“Immediately after waking up from surgery, our vet said that Jake began wagging his tail.”
“His months of pain were over, and he was letting us know!”
“While he had an adjustment period as he acclimated to his new life, he continually surprised us with the ease with which he seemed to approach his circumstances.”
“He still bumps into things now and then, but he also navigates the house, and our neighbourhood walks with surprising ease. And thankfully, his playful nature has returned!”
“We’re so happy we made the choice we did, and so grateful for the many people who encouraged us to do so. Jake reminds us every day that his life still holds great purpose and value in spite of all his challenges,” Kim said. “[He] has a laid back surfer dude type personality. He sleeps on his back with his feet up in the air. Addie, on the other hand, is more of a cuddler. She loves being everywhere we are and is always ready to share kisses.”
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As expected, people had a lot to say about these two pups.
So, did you like their friendship as much as we did? Leave a few words for these good babies below and let us know what you think!