What’s more special than a dog?
Well, a special dog. Yes, special as in a dog with special needs, just like Echo in this featured story.
Echo is a white Great Dane. When she was still a puppy, her owners almost had her euthanized because of her disability. The sad truth was that Echo was both blind and deaf.
Thankfully, Marion Dwyer was not going to let it happen. She knew Echo was unique, and she rescued the dog from euthanasia.
Marion took Echo home to the Niagara Falls area in New York when Echo was still 12 weeks old. Marion knew that she had to bring Echo home with her. She provided for Echo’s needs, and of course, love, despite her disabilities.
When Marion became pregnant, Echo became very fond of her baby bump. It was as if Echo knew that her best friend was inside her belly. For months, Echo would pay so much attention to Marion’s belly.
On the day of Jennie’s birth, Echo immediately bonded with her, and since then, the two have become inseparable.
When Jennie grew older, Echo and she would do almost everything together. They ate together, played together, and when it was time to rest, they snuggled together.
By the time Jennie was able to walk, she insisted on holding Echo’s leash as the duo went out for walks. Echo was gentle with Jennie, yet very protective of her. Echo stayed by Jennie’s side all day and didn’t even mind Jennie poking fun at her at times.
After all, that’s what best friends do!
Because Echo was deaf and Jennie was still learning to talk, their bond was mostly based on touch and on an emotional connection.
Their story took the internet by storm as Marion was kind enough to share their adorable story online.
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