Service dogs have long been considered as critical companions for people with special needs. Highly trained, these dogs offer a plethora of services, which makes life easier for disabled people. Not just that, they provide comfort, love, and friendship too. And sometimes, dogs offer these same qualities to other dogs as well.
This is the exact case of an American Eskimo dog who lost his eyesight and a small Pomeranian who later on became his best friend and seeing-eye guide. It is a story that will genuinely melt anyone’s heart.
Hoshi and Zen
Hoshi was already a senior at eleven years old when his eyes developed Glaucoma. He gradually lost his vision as the disease became worse. As time passed, his condition became very painful, this prompted his parents to get him surgery. Vets removed his eyes, which rendered him completely blind.
Six months before Hoshi underwent the operation, his mom, Pauline Perez, adopted a tiny Pomeranian, which she named Zen. The small dog was abandoned and homeless and was found wandering in the streets of Washington.
Pauline noticed that his once happy-go-lucky pet showed signs of depression, and she thought that a new dog might cheer her up. Hoshi, at that time, was already losing her sight and was most likely feeling a lot of discomfort. Luckily, Pauline guessed right.
The two dogs hit it off and became fast friends. And when Zen realized that his new friend had difficulties seeing, he took it upon himself to help her get around. And after She got her surgery, Hoshi needed Zen even more. The young pup would guide his older friend, taking her out for walks.
With her spirits back up again, Hoshi and Zen became more adventurous. They would go on many trips together, sometimes with a leash, and sometimes with none at all. They have learned to work together so well that it was easy for them to go on hikes, climb hills, and many other adventures.
Pauline was delighted with their relationship and has even started their own social media account. They already have more than 30,000 followers on Instagram.
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