Here’s another in a series of wonderful stories about dogs who serve as guides for their blind companion dogs. (Remember Lily and Maddison, Eddie and Milo, and Sally and Patches?) And, like all those other pairs, Tinker and Gigi are looking for a new forever home.
Tinker is a three-year-old Chiweenie who was born without eyes in Mexia, Texas. Her original owner took her to the vet to be euthanized, but the vet instead called an elderly woman he thought could care for Tinker. The woman also adopted Gigi, who trained herself to care for her new friend:
“From the time she was a tiny puppy, Gigi started being a guide dog for Tinker,” Reynolds said. “And she would pick a toy and go touch Tinker’s face with it and they would play with the toy together. When they were out in the yard, if Tinker got lost, she would stick her nose up in the air and yip. And Gigi would come get her, touch her shoulder and guide her back to the house. Tinker is pretty bossy to Gigi. But Gigi loves it! To train herself to be a guide dog and be totally devoted? It’s amazing.”
But now, the dogs’ owner is in a nursing home, and these two beautiful pals need a new home. Let’s hope they find one soon.