Service dogs are very responsible and highly trained dogs. They have to provide different types of services when required. With so many responsibilities on a dog’s shoulders, the pups can forget about fun in their lives.
A similar situation happened in the life of Golden Retriever Samson. Although Samson was a service dog, he was extremely shy of humans and other dogs. He helped people with all his heart. But unfortunately, he used to shy away from interacting with other dogs.
Samson would often sit in one corner of a room or a park while other dogs used to play near him. Despite his desire to mingle with the other dogs, Samson could never muster enough courage.
Samson’s owner was concerned about his nature. So she soon brought home a cub to play with Samson. It is surprising that the service dog became very excited after seeing the cat. He seemed to loosen up a bit, making his owner believe that bringing the cat home was suitable for Samson.
The family named the kitten Cleo. Witnessing Samson coming out of his shell after meeting Cleo was heartwarming. He would spend as much time as possible with Cleo.
Cleo often climbed on Samson and rested a while during long trekking trips. Their owner used to tie Cleo tightly to Samson so the kitten wouldn’t fall off when the dog was walking.
Samson gave Cleo special treatments. He always wanted to be with the kitten, whether it was playing, eating, exercising, or bathing. They shared a special deep bond that was beyond anybody’s expectations.