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Thursday, March 10, 2016

How a Rescue Dog Named Peety Saved An Unhealthy Man's Life



It has been such a busy week of meeting new clients and visiting my established ones that I have been unable to find the time to write very many lengthy blog posts so I was happy to find this encouraging, touching, and sweet video about Eric O'Grey whose doctor told him to pick out a burial plot soon because his obesity and type-2 diabetes was going to kill him in five years. Desperate for help, he contacted a nutritionist who advised him to adopt a dog from the shelter so that he would be forced to take him or her to go for daily walks. Because Peety and Eric were reclusive, overweight, and middle-aged the pair became fast friends whose lives slowly changed for the better. 

As you watch this video I am sure some will relate to the way your dog helped you make great strides towards better health but I'm positive everyone will relate to Eric and Peety's unwavering bond of love, trust, and devotion! 

I would love to read your feedback about this pair and how your dog has changed your life! 

5 comments:

  1. This is a great story. My Mom's dog saved her after my Dad died. Having to get out every day was a life saver. I'm hoping she gets a rescue dog soon. However, there are some that seem to have an issue with age discrimination. I can see wanting to have a back up plan in case she is no longer able to care for the dog, my brother has offered to take any dog, but not to consider the benefit to the dog or human just seems sad.

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    1. That is sad, Bailey - you are right, not thinking that the current benefit to human and dog outweighs a potential possibility is sad.

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    2. Hi Bailey,
      I'm so glad your mom's dog has been such a comfort to her but I'm sorry for her loss! I would imagine that her husband would be happy that she is getting out every day even if it is for short time! I wish my mom had a dog because I know she is missing those long walks with my dad!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this - there are many videos and articles telling this same story (with different characters of course) but this one was done particularly well. I was thinking to get my first dog as a puppy from a breeder, but videos like this make me realise maybe even potential health issues/longevity don't matter so much when what you can give the animal for however long can be so beautiful.

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    1. I agree that this video was particularly well done especially in sending the message that the old dogs that are often overlooked have the potential of becoming healthy and in helping their new owner achieve good health as well.

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