Echo, a Great Dane pup, had just entered the world but almost had to leave it. The 12-week-old dog was born both blind and deaf and was almost euthanized her previous owner.
But thanks to Marion Dwyer she got a second chance at life.
Marion adopted Echo and took the dog into her Niagara Falls area home in New York. But Echo’s life didn’t start out at great as it would become.
“She was an abuse case. She was 12 weeks old, 15 pounds underweight, and had a belly full of rocks,” Marion told WGRZ. “We took her to the vet, and he said this is very common in dogs that don’t get fed that are neglected. They develop Pica (a disorder characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive) and she was literally trying to eat everything. She was literally pooping out rocks.”
According to PawMyGosh, Marion became pregnant and it seemed as if Echo knew that it would be the start of a beautiful friendship.
Echo would play special attention to Marion’s baby bump and when her daughter Jennie was born they became best friends.
“Our friends and family think it is amazing and always say that they are inseparable,” Marion told Daily Mail.
Now, the two of them do everything together whether it’s eating, snuggling, playing and going on walks.
“Jennie loves to walk Echo who has learned that Jennie’s pace is a lot slower than mine, which she enjoys as she can do two of her favorite things: sniff things and people-watch,” Marion told Daily Mail.
Echo has also become quite protective of Jennie.
“She loves people and will put herself in front of Jennie to be pet first,” Marion said. “If a stranger with a dog approaches she will stand or sit in front of Jennie to shield her, but not showing any aggression- just making sure she’s safe.”
A clip of the two buddies going on one of their walks ended up going viral, which made the entire world fall in love with these two.
“Everyone loves Echo for being so outgoing and they say that they make the perfect team as Jennie is very independent and a curious little explorer,” said Marion. “Echo just seems to have always taken to Jennie, even before she was born. She always snuggled up to my baby bump and wanted to rest her head on it.”
They are an interesting sight to see since Echo is so big and Jennie is so small. Watch their beautiful friendship in the video below.
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