Today in the wonderful world of feelings: Chico and Jack are two Australian cattle dogs up for adoption and an aunt and her niece have been reunited through a Facebook post after an adoption that happened back in 1983.
In Denver, Chico, an adorable blind dog is ready to find a home with his canine seeing-eye companion, Jack. These two are being kept safely at MaxFund Animal Adoption Center. If you haven’t been sucked in by the cute just yet, this is the bio posted on the site:
“You see, I’ve used dog doors, the scent of treats, and other friendly dogs like Jack to help me get along just fine despite my loss of vision.”
He’s also a clever doggie.
“I’m smart and can open gate latches even though many ‘sighted,’ dogs couldn’t master such a feat! …I’m easygoing, friendly, love walks, car rides, water, know ‘sit’ and ‘come,’ and I’ll brighten your days and make you smile. So come meet me, okay?”
We have no doubts these two will find a happy home.
In other news, 29-year-old Abbey Donohoe accidentally found out, through Facebook, that her friend of four years, is actually her aunt.
Paula O’Brien met Donohoe at a party four years ago. They had a lot in common and some even said the pair could pass as sisters. Well, it turns out that those similar features are actually shared genetics. After O’Brien made a post about her long lost niece on Facebook, the two discovered they were, in fact, kin.
From a public wall-post to private messages, the two put the pieces together.
See, O’Brien first heard she’d be an aunt when she was 11 — she was heartbroken when she found out the baby was going to be put up for adoption, according to Gawker.
But by a lick of fate, she’d be reunited with her niece. Back then, adoption was the ideal option for O’Briens brother. Because Donohoe was adopted by such an awesome family, she never put out any effort to find her biological roots.
O’Brien, however, held onto hope that she’d one day encounter this long lost baby girl. The family even celebrated her September 19 birthday ever year.
“My family had prayed for this for years,” O’Brien told Davenport’s KWQC. “For 29 years we dreamed of this day and it’s here.”
How was that for your daily “awww.”
Photo Credit: KWQC & Dogster.com