The bond shared between a dog and its owner is unlike any other, especially for this 10-year-old girl and her 7-month-old puppy.
Julia and her dog Walter were both born deaf and became best friends the moment they met. Walter was the last dog of his litter to get adopted by the Pasadena, California family. But a familiar reaction from the pup led Julia’s mom, Chrissy, straight to his heart.
“When I first held Julia, since she couldn’t really hear, she would smell my neck,” Chrissy said in a video from the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “And when I first held Walter he did almost the same exact thing. I remember just looking at him, and I knew that he was meant to be ours.”
Now, Julia is teaching her young pup sign language, including basic signs like “sit,” “food,” and “water.” The terrier-chihuahuah mix even waits for his best pal to finish her homework so they can play together. How adorable!
“Walter and Julia have one amazing bond and I’m glad everyone has taken a liking to it,” Chrissy said. “Hopefully our story will encourage others to adopt and love their pets a little more. These two are my loves and they have taught me that love defines all.”
Love certainly is powerful. Share if these two cuties warmed your heart!