We could all stand to read more inspirational stories like this one. A blind man who lives in Stowmarket, Suffolk lived for six years with guide dog named Edward, before Edward developed cataracts and had to have both of his eyes removed.
The Daily Mail reports it was a tough blow for Graham Waspe and his wife, until Opal – a second guide dog – came along to become the caretaker for both Graham and Edward.
The family gives talks in school and community groups for the Guide Dogs charity.
What a great story. The human-animal bond can be such a great thing – along with the animal-animal bond. I read another great story a couple of years back about one member of pair of family dogs that suddenly lost its sight. The other dog began to guide it around the house.
Stories like this one show us how special animals are and serve as great examples of that human-animal bond.