This post is sponsored by Pedigree. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
Dogs are often described as loyal, and while that’s true, it’s also their lovable innocence and their pure instincts that can actually help us reconnect with our true selves. Those simple traits aren’t just nice; they truly help heal people. It’s amazing that dogs really can bring out the good in people, which is why I’m loving Pedigree‘s Feed the Good campaign, because it brings to light the good in both dogs and their owners.
It’s a well known fact that I’m a dog person. I love me some kittens, but since I’m extremely allergic to cats, I tend to run away from them as fast as possible. I really believe that dogs, on the other hand, are man’s best friend. I can’t tell you how many times our dog, Bella, has had that sixth sense about something, and is there exactly when you need her.
That remarkable sixth sense is what I’m sharing today. Wally is a service dog, and his owner is Dan Lasko, a U.S. Marine Corps vet who was injured in the line of duty. Watching the two of them together isn’t just moving; it’s inspiring.
Watch this video and you’ll see what I mean:
Wally not only helps Dan with his PTSD, but also keeps him calm and distracted about his artificial leg when they’re out in public. Through Wally’s help, Dan now has more confidence and emotional stability to face every day obstacles.
Wally taught Dan that, “Everything is going to be alright,” and thanks to his new best friend’s help, Dan started helping other disabled vets and young amputees. But Dan wanted more, so he paid a visit to an animal shelter hoping to help another dog the way Wally helped him. At the shelter he found Maggie, an abandoned dog living in an unfamiliar shelter. She was too scared to eat, and didn’t know what her future held. Thankfully, Dan helped Feed the Good, and let Maggie know that “Everything is going to be alright,” too.
Check out this video to see that awesome transformation Maggie makes just by meeting Dan—it pulls at your heart strings for sure!
Sometimes it’s during the really hard moments in life that we lean on our dogs the most, and sometimes, those challenging moments are when our dogs need us the most.