I love stories about children and about dogs, but this story is beyond love. The story of Owen Howkins and Haatchi, is a simple love story between a boy and his dog. I must thank Blogging with Friends for showing this to me, because it is something that truly changed me.
When Owen and Haatchi came together, two lives were changed. Haatchi, a three-legged Italian shepard helped Owen live a new life. Owen suffers from Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome, which constantly puts Owen’s muscles in a tense flexed position. Before Owen’s family adopted Haatchi, Owen was scared of all strangers, not wanting to communicate with anyone. Owen knows that it was Haatchi that changed the way he felt about people, now Owen will go and speak to anyone about his best three-legged friend.
Haatchi was found hit by train after being tied to the train tracks, but then brought into the Howkins family. Owen and Haatchi have a unique bond, Owen’s mother stated that “It’s almost like [Haatchi] understands.” Bonds between humans and man’s best friend are indescribable at times. Dogs have some odd ability to know exactly what’s going on and understand how to help out.
If you want to check out some more amazing dogs check out CNN’s Article of five amazing dogs. Follow Owen and Haatchi on twitter @HaatchiHD.