In search of a cute, little, female dog, Ruth Ann went to the animal shelter, but as you know, plans don’t always come through exactly as we want. Instead, she came home with an 80-pound male Husky/Shepherd mix that had gone through abuse and was rough around the edges.
But the dog, Thunder, would go on to help disabled Vietnam veteran Larry after he experienced a bout of strokes. Watch the heart-warming story in this video.
Because of Agent Orange in Vietnam, Larry is 100% disabled. He experiences speech problems and is blind in his right eye. After doctors suggested Larry get a service dog following a series of strokes, the couple decided to retrain their dog Thunder to be a service animal.
As it turned out, Thunder was a natural partner for Larry and knew instinctively to stay by his right side. Throughout the 8-minute video, we learn a lot about Thunder, as told by Larry. Although the dog is 12-years old, has arthritis in his back legs, and is terrified of loud noises, he makes an amazing service dog for the veteran.
This is such a beautiful story. Service animals are truly amazing creatures, instinctively loving and caring for those that need help. Watch this fantastic video to learn more about Thunder and Larry.