Dogs are the heart and soul of the family they live in. They always love to be around their humans and spend time with them even when they’re not at their best. Jennie & Her Disabled Dog Are Very Special!
The internet is absolutely in love with the stories of a disabled dog and babies hanging out together. We don’t know what it is but kids and cute, cuddly dogs tend to warm our hearts.
Here’s an incredible story about a toddler and her disabled dog rising to internet fame in a matter of a few days after their video went viral online. 18 month Jennie and Echo the great Dane seem to be inseparable.
Both Have Special Friends & Needs
Jennie is just an 18-month toddler right now and doesn’t have much knowledge about the real world. She is mostly at home and is accompanied by her furry friend in the form of Echo.
Jennie is yet to learn and master speaking, but that’s not an issue as Echo is deaf.
Echo was rescued as a puppy by the Dwyer family when no one else was willing to care because of her bleak condition. Echo was abused as a pup and had little to no food to chew on.
At 12 weeks old, she was around 15 pounds underweight. The lack of food for her lead to the development of Pica – an eating disorder. It is an eating disorder which involved eating anything even if it doesn’t have nutritional value.
Echo was so hungry and malnourished that she was willing to munch on anything. Echo the disabled dog had a belly full of rocks when she was rescued as she had eaten them out of desperation.
All this happened about 2.5 years before the Dwyers were blessed with their little angel. Now Echo has recovered from the trauma and is under the care of a loving family. She has finally found a friend in Jennie and loves to spend all of her time with the toddler.
Like Two Peas In A Pod
Jennie and Echo are certainly a joyous pair. Jennie being 18 months old still doesn’t know how to speak, but Echo seems to understand her little human without her words.
Jennie’s mother says that their bond is so strong that she can’t separate the two of them even while eating. They love to play games with each other, which makes their relationship much more fun and exciting.
Echo loves to hide around the corner of the living room, waiting for her human to come back and surprise her. Their playful nature brings them closer every day.
Echo’s failing eyesight might have made her virtually blind, but she has found her guiding light in the form of Jennie. The toddler loves to take Echo on walks with her mom.
Jennie prefers leading Echo with the leash in her hand as it gives her a sense of responsibility towards her furry friend.
Mrs. Dwyer recalls that Echo had been excited about Jennie even before she was born. As she was pregnant, Echo would seem to be very interested in the prospect of having a new member of the family.
She would often try to give her fair share of love to the unborn by kissing and nuzzling the baby bump. When Jennie was brought home, Echo was excited and always wanted to be near her new friend.
How Did Jennie & Echo Get Famous?
It all started with Jennie’s mother sharing a few pictures and videos on her social media for their family to see. Dwyer posted the images on their Facebook family album and was hoping to keep their intimate moments only for their close ones.
When many family members encouraged her to send out their pictures and story to news outlets, that’s when she realized that it was indeed something special. Initially, she just thought of it as her daughter and Echo being cute together.
To her surprise, a video of Jennie and Echo soon caught the attention of the UK based news agency Daily Mail. They reposted the cute video, and in no time, these cuties were the attention of the world.
In just 24 hours the video had garnered over 2 Million views. The story soon got picked up all around Europe, including in Sweden and Dwyer’s home of Germany.
The adventures of Jennie and her disabled dog Echo has undoubtedly caught the attention of everyone around the world. Their heartwarming relationship is one of the cutest stories that you’ll stumble upon while browsing the internet.
What Does Their Future Hold?
Soon Jennie is going to be old enough to go to school, but that doesn’t seem to bother the Echo. The Dwyer’s are confident that Jennie going to school for her education won’t affect Echo. And she has been trained for her separation anxiety.
Due to rocky experiences as a pup, Echo used to be scared of letting go of people. But with the Dwyer family, things have changed for the good.
We hope to see more of Jennie and Echo together. And would love to get a sneak peek in their adventures now and then.