Humans and animals have a fantastic bond. The relationship between a man and his pet are known to affect a person’s overall physical and emotional well-being. Time spent playing with your dog can significantly decrease stress and anxiety. In some cases, the companionship alone can help with the loneliness.
Humans and dogs can form unusual friendship often in the most unexpected ways. Just like the story we have today of a little boy and a three-legged-dog who found acceptance and love in each other.
Owen Howkins is a little boy who is suffering from a rare disorder called Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome. The genetic disorder affects the development of the bones and muscles resulting in deformity, muscle weakness, short stature, and eye abnormalities. Furthermore, Owen’s balance is inferior leading to his inability to walk without assistance.
Because of Owen’s unique appearance, he received a lot of stares and laugh. This all made Owen socially anxious.
The Howkins decided to get their son a dog. They picked an Anatolian Shepherd named Haatchi. He was a rescue dog that had to undergo a surgery amputating one of his legs and his tail. Haatchi had been tied to a train track, and he was injured after a train struck him.
As far as dogs are concerned, they don’t care about the way you look. So Haatchi doesn’t care what Owen’s look like and neither does the little boy about Haatchi’s amputation.
Owen felt a lot better with Haatchi on his side.
Watch the fantastic friendship between Owen and Haatchi below.
Ever since Haatchi came into Owen’s life, the two has become inseparable.
Owen began to feel that he should be strong just like Haatchi does. According to an interview Owen became stronger just like his friend does.
What a heartwarming tale this two share to the world.
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