Dog’s are, let’s face it, amazing. They’re cute, cuddly, loyal…. did I say cute already? They’re just great, and in a lot of cases, they’re very useful to have around too. For example, the use of service animals and guide dogs is increasing every day… and not just for humans.
Allow me to explain…
A couple named Chelsea and Adam Stipe, who hail from Mooresville in North Carolina are the proud owners of an 11-year-old retriever named Charlie, and they’ve had him since he was just a teeny tiny fluffy little puppy.
Back in 2016, however, poor little Charlie the dog had to have his left eye removed due to a terrible bout of glaucoma, which was causing the little cutie a great deal of discomfort. To add insult to injury, a year later, Charlie’s right eye was then removed for the exact same reason.
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Hello there! Charlie and Maverick here. Just a couple of happy pups. Charlie is almost 11 years old and Maverick is 4 months old. Charlie had glaucoma which led to his double enucleation (both eyes removed). Now, Maverick is here to help Charlie around and Charlie is trying to teach Maverick manners. ? definitely a work in progress.
When speaking to NBC News, Chelsea said they didn’t hesitate whatsoever in order to give the dog everything they could. And let’s be honest, which of us dog owners out there wouldn’t do the same? I’d give my dog the freakin’ moon if he asked (or barked) for it!
“For us it was a no-brainer; empty our retirement plan to care for this dog because he makes us happy.”
Stipe then went on to explain how she’d always wanted to get another dog. Then, when she eventually became pregnant she decided that she couldn’t ignore the signs anymore, that this moment in time would be the perfect opportunity to welcome a fur baby alongside her real child (really though, when isn’t it the perfect opportunity to welcome a new furbaby into your life!?).
That way, the baby could grow up with the puppy, which is just honestly my absolute dream.
Well folks, on New Year’s Day of this year, the happy family welcomed a lively new family member – a labrador pup named Maverick… which to me is literally the coolest name for a puppy ever.
Truth be told, Charlie wasn’t too sure about the new pint-sized addition at first, however, the old boy retriever eventually got used to his energetic, furry little housemate. In more ways than one… and both Chelsea and Adam are SO glad he did.