Linguini is a happy puppy who loves every person and dog he meets. There’s just one thing that’s a little different about Linguini: he’s completely blind.
When Linguini’s parents brought him home, he was confident and friendly. He was so confident, they didn’t even realize he was blind at first; they just thought he was a bit clumsy. It wasn’t until they took him to the vet that they found out about his vision problems.
While Linguini is a cheerful dog, he does have one problem: he has trouble making friends with other dogs.
“He can’t see them and so when he finally realizes they’re there — he’s beside himself with excitement,” Sarah Bowley, Linguini’s owner, told The Dodo. “I think it startles or surprises them when he’ll suddenly realize there’s a friend around and start jumping up on them and trying to play. Because he’s blind but also super energetic, he tends to just jump up with paws outstretched and I think it’s a little much for other dogs as a first encounter.”
After they’d had Linguini for a little while, Bowley and her family decided they wanted to get another dog.
They knew they needed to get a special dog, one who got along well with Linguini. They found a sweet Border Collie named Future. When they brought him home, he and Linguini instantly clicked!
Future is a smart pup who has an amazing understanding of what his family needs. And so, when he met Linguini, he seemed to sense that the dog needed a playmate. The two started playing soon after Future arrived, and they haven’t stopped since.
“I felt like Linguini never really got to play like this with other dogs as they always seemed a little uneasy around him or he was too energetic for them” Bowley says. “Future, however, matched Linguini’s energy perfectly and it was like the two had always known each other.”
Future also seems to understand that Linguini is blind, but he doesn’t treat the pup any differently because of that.
If Linguini gets confused or lost, Future will help lead him around. But when they’re playing, Future treats Linguini like any other dog, which is just what Linguini wants. Linguini loves getting to play and wrestle like other puppies!
“You can tell when you’re around them that Future is aware that Linguini is blind but that he doesn’t really care — he just likes Linguini for Linguini,” Bowley says.
Meeting Future showed Linguini that being blind doesn’t have to hold him back from doing whatever he wants in life!
These two dog brothers are the perfect pair! They understand each other’s needs, and they love each other unconditionally. We’re so happy that these two are doing so well together!
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Source: The Dodo