There are times when a dog is suffering so much that the only answer to their problem is euthanasia. But sometimes, all that they need to be saved is an angel, and when we say angel, we mean the furry types. Dogs love saving other creatures so much that they even rescue their own kin.
This is the story of Tanner, the blind Golden retriever and his own seeing-eye dog, Blair. Tanner was born blind due to a congenital disorder. There are many pups who can survive not being able to see the world around them, but unfortunately, Tanner’s case was bad.
He was then turned over to Woodland West Animal Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Everyone was hoping that the vets there would find a cure for Tanner, but instead, the opposite happened. He started having uncontrollable seizures every night, and his case seemed to get worse as time went by.
The hospital’s director, Dr. Mike Jones, even suggested putting Tanner to sleep twice. But, for some unknown reason, they never got to go through with it. Then weeks later, the reason revealed herself in the form of a dog named Blair. This rescue pup was saved by a local shelter after being shot by a stranger. Her experience traumatized her so much that she put up walls against everyone.
Blair was brought to the hospital for a playdate with Tanner. They were hoping that Tanner’s presence would help Blair break her walls. But they never expected what happened when the two pups met. Not only did they played with each other, but they bonded. Blair has never socialized like this before, and she even guided Tanner around the yard.
It’s as if Blair knew that Tanner was blind, and she wanted to help. Tanner and Blair have been best friends ever since, and because of their newfound friendship, Tanner’s nightly seizures went away. This is an excellent example of two furry friends saving each other. Good thing that Dr. Jones and the others never gave up on Tanner.
Credits: ABC News