Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I have to concede that not every person who reads this title will immediately sing the tune to the mega hit by Bill Withers.. lean on me when you're not strong and I'll help you carry on. Google it youngsters! In my world however, everyone will recognize the title.

This is the story of Angus and Rudy. While not directly BTRNC dogs, Angus is the puppy of Romeo and Juliet who were BTRNC dogs so it is all still in the family.

Their Mom, a volunteer, wrote to tell the group of the emerging bond between these two and I found it more than blog worthy. Angus is a puppy, Rudy is 13! There is a glimmer of hope for all of us who have youngsters but miss the seniors! Rudy is blind and Angus has taken the role of seeing eye dog for his new fur sibling.

Mom reports that Angus engaged Rudy in a game of tug of war but Rudy kept loosing the toy. Undeterred, Angus would take the toy to Rudy's nose and touch it so he could find the toy and resume the game. Pretty neat ah?

As if that wasn't enough, Rudy got to visit the big bed briefly before being placed securely in his bean bag bed. Rudy stood up and before the humans reacted, young Angus stood up, went over and put his body between Rudy and the bed edge and leaned on him until he moved over and laid back down!
Just another of the millions of hear warming wonder full things dogs do every day. We are a little biased toward bostons as you can imagine so that just makes this story extra special!

Mom had already wanted to train Rudy as a service dog. We think she has a pretty good candidate there!

Here is young Angus allowing Rudy to lean on him. And there is your awwww moment of the day!


At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Teresa said...

This is such a heartwarming story. I am so glad that you posted it. I know that people who have older pets worry that a younger addition to the family could disrupt their senior, but this story shows that the younger generation can enrich the lives of the other family members. Just ask Angus and Rudy!!!


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