Smiley the therapy dog with no eyes brightens people’s lives
Smiley, a golden retriever, was born without eyes. He lives in Stouffville, Canada, working as a St. John’s Ambulance service dog. Smiley’s owner, Joanne George, rescued him from a puppy mill, when he was about 1 year old.
She introduced him to a deaf Great Dane named Tyler: She says:
“He was very scared, [the dogs] had never been out of that barn… Tyler was so bouncy and crazy and happy go lucky and [Smiley] turned into the same dog. He came out from underneath the tables where he was always hiding.”
She thought Smiley would make a good therapy dog.
“There was this man Teddy, [he had] no speech, no communication at all. [The staff] had never seen Teddy smile before. [He] smiled when Smiley got into his vision.”
If that doesn’t make you feel better about your day, nothing will…