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Blind Golden Retriever Makes Fast Friends With His ‘Seeing Eye’ Companion.

Sherry Rucherman

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If you are a living and breathing human being like us, you hate to see innocent animals suffer. In 2016, Charlie, a golden retriever, would end up losing both of his eyes due to a medical emergency. As an older dog, Charlie didn’t have to grow up without his vision.  Naturally, his owners were concerned about how their dog would adapt to life without being able to see. They knew that they had to do something to help their furry family member, so they decided to adopt a ‘seeing eye’ dog. If you can sense how cute this story is about to be, get ready to grab your tissues. We wouldn’t blame you if you cried from cute joy.

Adam Stipe adopted Charlie when the golden retriever was just a puppy. After nine years together, Charlie ended up losing his left eye due to complications resulting from glaucoma. Within a year, Charlie would lose his right eye, as well. By this time, Adam and his wife Chelsea had emptied their retirement bank account in order to pay for the treatment that had kept Charlie alive. Adam and Chelsea had also recently become pregnant. Talk about sudden life changes! In order to prepare for the baby, as well as better the life of Charlie, they decided to make a change.

When New Year’s Day arrived in 2019, Chelsea and Adam would welcome Maverick into their home. Maverick was an excitable golden retriever puppy who was ready to make new friends. Adam and Chelsea had adopted Maverick for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, they wanted to bring a puppy home to help Charlie get around the house. Second, Adam and Chelsea also wanted a puppy to grow alongside their newborn baby. While adding a baby and puppy to your house at the same time can be tough, the loving family managed to work it out!

After a bit of tension, Charlie and Maverick would soon become fast friends. In fact, you couldn’t walk around the house with the two golden retrievers running around together. According to Adam and Chelsea, Maverick quickly became a natural ‘guide companion’ for Charlie. Maverick learned to play with and guide Charlie around all without being told. According to Chelsea, “Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so Maverick would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime.”

Due to Maverick’s kindness as well as Charlie’s own loving nature, both dogs have become the best of friends. According to Adam, Charlie has even begun to play like a puppy again. When Charlie was an ‘only dog’, he wouldn’t want to play nearly as much. Despite all the difficulties that life had thrown at Charlie, it is clear that he is being protected, loved, and cared for by the best furry friend anyone could ask for.

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Relive the Golden Age of Air Travel With These Jaw-Dropping Photos!

Mackenzie Freeman

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We may be living in the golden age of technology, but we are certainly not living in the golden age of air travel. If you looked at the cabin of a domestic airplane in the ’50s and ’60s and compared it to today’s models, there would be precious little overlap. In order to bring back some of that luxurious travel of yesteryear, we invite you to fly with us through 35 jaw-dropping photos from the Golden Age of Air Travel.

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Can You Believe What These Historical Figures Actually Looked Like?

Lea Lomas

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When we talk about historical figures, how real do they feel to you? Unless you lived during the time that those historical figures were active, you might treat them like concepts more than living and breathing figures. Today, we are going to give you a chance to see some of the most important people from history as they would actually look! Using 3D printing, CT scans, and CGI, teams of researchers were able to bring these forty legends to life!

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This Iraq Veteran Lost His Leg. He Has Found Friendship With A Dog Who Can Relate

Leslie Tander

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Joshua Ferguson is a veteran of the military and he has been through more than the average soldier. The man lost one of his legs while serving a tour of duty in Iraq during the Gulf War. There are not many people who can relate to what he has gone through. That’s what makes his new friendship so noteworthy. Scooter is his new pal and they have quite the story to tell.

The Tennessee resident adopted the pup recently and Joshua says that the animal brings him nothing but joy. The Humane Society of Dickson County facilitated this connection. “It’s impossible to not smile around him,” says Joshua. Everyone loves to spend time with Scooter. Since Scooter is also missing a leg, the two share the sort of bond that cannot be found anywhere else.

However, Joshua wants the world to know that the dog should not be pitied for any reason. He’s a happy dog and he does not want anyone to feel sorry for him. This animal’s mentality should serve as an inspiration to everyone. There are always going to be problems that come up throughout the course of everyone’s lives. This dog serves a shining example of how to handle them.

When the dog was first found, the leg was freshly injured. No one seems to know exactly what happened to him. The vet’s office that cared for him believes that the dog must have gotten caught in some sort of trap. There was no evidence of any foul play. The leg was amputated and Scooter is no worse for the wear, all things considered.

Joshua is also grateful for everything that he still has. He lost his leg after a truck he was in drove over an explosive. This man knows just how lucky he is to be alive. There were four other soldiers in the truck with him at the time but they were all able to emerge from the accident with their lives intact. This is a blessing that is not lost on Joshua at all.

That’s what makes him and Scooter such a perfect duo. “There’s silver linings to anything,” the man says. This phrase might seem cliche to some but those who know better are well aware of how truthful it is. We do not have control over what happens to us (within reason) but we do have control over how we react to it. This is a lesson that Joshua and Scooter live out each and every day. 

These two enjoy their time together and they love to head out to the local park. Scooter and Joshua have even been known to head to yoga class. They share an incredible friendship and Joshua credits the dog for helping him to keep his spirits up. He struggles to keep his head held high at times and that’s where Scooter comes into play.

It is tough to have a long face around this pup. No matter what happens, they are able to take it one day at a time. Life is truly beautiful when we have a special friend to share it with. Luckily for Joshua, he’s got a great pal by his side who will never allow his spirit to dampen. Dogs are truly the best friend that a man can have and nothing can ever change that. 

Those who wish to learn more about the amazing connection that Joshua and Scooter share are urged to check out the video below. Hopefully, these two are able to enjoy lots more adventures. They deserve all of the best that life has to offer. 

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