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Published:May 2nd, 2012 14:20 EST

Video: Blind Golden Retriever Gets A Guide Dog

By Robert Paul Reyes

People had all but given up on Tanner.

The blind, epileptic golden retriever wound up at the Woodland West Animal Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., after living with two previous owners. Only 2 years old, he suffered from horrifying seizures almost every night and euthanization seemed like the most humane fate for the pooch.

But everything changed when Tanner met Blair, a fearful 1-year-old street dog that ended up at that same clinic after being shot."

People Magazine

One pooch is incontinent, blind and suffers from epileptic seizures, the other one is recovering from a gunshot wound. In less enlightened times, these dogs would have been put to death without any hesitation.

But Tanner the blind Golden Retriever and Blair the the street dog are thriving at an animal hospital where they are waiting to be adopted as a pair.

Since Tanner met Blair he is only suffering a couple of seizures a month, and Blair seems to be less anxious (after being shot) now that she has a buddy to look after.

Blair is Tanner`s guide dog, she keeps her pal on a short leash as she guides him around the grassy area in the animal hospital.

After a Tulsa TV station reported this heartwarming story, the animal hospital has been flooded with requested to adopt the pooches.

We should follow Blair`s example and find meaning and purpose in life by ministering to those less fortunate than us. There are many handicapped and elderly people wasting away in nursing homes. They have stories to share and advice to give, we should visit them and let them know that somebody cares about them.

Blair and Tanner are fortunate, it`s only a matter of time before a perfect home is found for them. But there are many cute puppies and beautiful mature canines yearning to be adopted.

Let`s do the right thing.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia.Org

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