We were getting desperate to have another dog after losing our gorgeous Molly. I was rolling through the PetRescue website and up came a beautiful black Labrador in Bendigo. Written in her profile were these touching words - ‘she was found wandering with her friend’ - and I had to call.
When I asked about her friend, the shelter manager replied, "Oh he is the most beautiful male black Labrador, but we don’t have any history on either of them. The female has lots of milk production, but sadly no pups were ever found.”
After six weeks, no one had claimed the dogs, which stunned the shelter staff. How could an owner possibly not panic when they were lost?
We made arrangements to visit the following Saturday, and when we walked them in the big run together, it was easy to see that these two dogs had been together for a lifetime. They touched each other the entire time. They were as one. You could not even consider separating them.
Once they had been desexed, vaccinated and microchipped, we brought them home to our farm, where they now share a happy life with our cattle, pet sheep, one alpaca and two cats.
We installed a run for them, with a six-foot-high fence and two kennels, just in case they wanted to go wandering again. We take them out every morning and they spend the days lazing around in the sunshine, always touching each other. Never showing any signs of wanting to stray.They get in the car, the boat and the caravan as though they have done it a million times before.They trust us completely.
We think we have won the lottery with the two of them, they are the most beautiful pair we have ever set eyes on.
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