Hard times are much easier to face when you have a friend to share your burden. This is one such heartwarming story of Meet Olaf, a 1 year old Mastiff who is recovering from a deadly snake bite and Mariah, a six week old puppy who was found abandoned in a parking lot by Second Chance Rescue team in New York.
Meet Olaf who was given away to a shelter in New York just a week before Christmas had to be taken to Second Chance Rescue for emergency treatment as the wound in his leg was severely infected by the poisonous snake bite. Though the expert surgery conducted by the doctors healed him and he was recovering, he still needed all possible comfort, love and affection he could get as he was feeling down in a totally strange and new environment.
This is where he met his new friend Mariah. Poor Mariah wasn’t in a better condition than him. She was found by Second Chance Rescue late on Christmas Eve suffering with hypothermic and covered in feces. A couple of days in hospital and proper medical aid helped her health to became stable but she was still feeling weak and had to stay back in the hospital as the medical team still struggled to keep her temperature normal.
Luck would have it or situation demanded them, the duo who were both in need of comfort, companion, affection and love became good friends. Both the dogs still need medical attention and are hospitalized but they seem to love each other’s’ company and the hard times have become easier for them to bear. Thanks to the benevolence of Second Chance Rescue team, the dogs have got a second chance to live and they are noticeably happier each passing day.
Meet Olaf and Mariah have both been ill-treated, abandoned and have faced neglect in their lifetime, but their companionship, affection and love for each other made them to rise above it all and face all problems with renewed strength and an optimistic outlook. It was worth watching the images just to see the joy in their eyes. This story made me think more deeply about the value of friendship again. No matter how big our troubles may seem, it becomes lighter when we bear it with a friend.
It is the perfect story to share with family and friends. I stumbled upon it on a social networking site and thought it too good not to share.