Krysten Harper, 30, from Alabama, US, saw past the differences between Little Buddy and Aster Rose, two Australian shepherds who were both produced by negligent breeders and were born with deformities, and she fell in love with them.
In the world of dogs, careless breeding is a serious problem that can harm the health of puppies.
Two cute dogs that were born blind and deaf, Little Buddy and Aster Rose, are well aware of it.
The pair were both disabled. There is a 25% risk of a disabled offspring when two merle breeds are coupled together.
Although they seem like twins, neither pup is related, and they didn’t even get together until two months ago.
They met by chance, with a little assistance from adoptive mother Krysten Harper, 30, from Alabama, US, and are now inseparable.
Krysten told The Mirror, “I wouldn’t alter a single thing about them.
Three years ago, Krysten fell in love with Little Buddy, a tiny Australian shepherd she had met at a rescue facility.
He had spent the previous two years in the kennels, and as a result of spending so much time in one place, he had acquired arthritis in his rear legs.
Krysten brought him home and for the first time had to figure out how to live with a crippled dog. He only slept in corners or beneath furniture and would wake up in the middle of the night weeping. He was “a tiny bundle of tension,” as she put it.
He wouldn’t leave the home after the sun went down because he was afraid of the shadows.”
But he was the most charming young man I’d ever met. We have a common soul.
Krysten already had a deaf dog, but that didn’t stop her from wanting another; two months ago, she brought home a three-month-old Australian shepherd named Aster Rose.
Aster is a young woman who exudes confidence and loves meeting new people and pets. She believes that everyone—human or animal—is only seeking for a new buddy, according to Krysten.
She can still locate the yard’s brightest area and stick her snoot in the air to feel the warmth even if she is blind.
Although the pair lives life to the fullest, surviving in a world without sight or ears has some difficulties.
Teaching Aster to use the stairs, according to Krysten, is “something that appears so simple, but for a small blind and deaf puppy, stairs constitute a major hurdle.”
She remarked, “How I interact with them is the biggest difference. We communicate through touch, therefore a tap on the lower back indicates “sit,” while a hand on the chest indicates “remain.”
Krysten is committed to bringing attention to irresponsible breeding and dogs with disabilities and shares images of the duo on Instagram.
She said, “Several people have mentioned that Aster seems sick and depressed, yet she is the complete opposite of a depressed dog.
“Everyone who meets Aster falls in love with her immediately away because she is so joyful and full of life.”
Feeling sorry for blind or deaf dogs just helps to spread the misconception that they are “less than,” when they are capable of leading wonderful lives.
When Krysten initially adopted Little Buddy, his rescuer made her vow not to treat him any differently.
“She said to me, ‘This is his normal,’” Krysten explained. Because this is all he’s ever known, he’s as happy as any other dog here. Feeling sorry for him doesn’t help anyone, and you two have the opportunity to help other blind and deaf dogs who are still looking for homes.’ “That’s what we try to do every day, and that’s the purpose of our page.”