Dogs are man’s best friend and they have proven this over and over again over the years, but are we as great of friends to them as they are to us? According to this story, the answer to this question is a resounding yes.
Spike is a 14-year-old English springer spaniel who was lucky enough to become part of the Morris family from Yorkshire. In fact, this sweet pooch was adopted back in 2012 and he has been a very important part of the life of his human parents and siblings ever since.
Catherine, Spike’s human sibling, says of this amazing dog: “The first time we had him, we closed the stair gate and went to bed. He whined for a couple of minutes before jumping up over the gate in the dark and trotting up into my parents’ room and straight up onto the bed. That’s where he slept from then on.”
Sadly, Spike’s health started deteriorating after he had two stroke recently, and that meant he was no longer able to climb the stairs and reach his parents’ bedroom. On the other hand, they were afraid he would try to jump or go upstairs and hurt himself, so they came up with a brilliant idea. They moved their bedroom downstairs so that Spike could snuggle with them again each and every night.
Everything he needs, his food, water, and toys is near the bed so that he won’t need to stand up a lot until he gets better.
This story is what we need more of during these tough times for the humanity. People who return the love to their pets are the best kind of people.
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