Australian shepherds, Little Buddy and Aster Rose, were both bred by irresponsible breeders and born with disabilities,but Krysten Harper, 30, from Alabama, US, saw past their differences and fell in love with them.
In the world of dogs, careless breeding is a serious problem that can harm the health of puppies.
Although they seem like twins, neither pup is related, and they didn’t even get together until two months ago.
They met by chance, with a little assistance from adoptive mother Krysten Harper,30, from Alabama, US, and are now inseparable.
Krysten told The Mirror, “I wouldn’t alter a single thing about them.
Three years ago, Krysten fell in love with Little Buddy, a tiny Australian shepherd she had met at a rescue facility.
He had spent the previous two years in the kennels, and as a result of spending so much time in one place, he had acquired arthritis in his rear legs.
Krysten took him home and learned how to navigate life with a disabled dog for the first time.
“He’d wake up in the middle of the night crying, and he only slept in corners or under chairs.” She described him as “a little ball of anxiety.”
He wouldn’t leave the home after the sun went down because he was afraid of the shadows.”
But he was the most charming young man I’d ever met. We have a common soul.
Krysten already had a deaf dog, but that didn’t stop her from wanting another; two months ago, she brought home a three-month-old Australian shepherd named Aster Rose.
Aster is a young woman who exudes confidence and loves meeting new people and pets. She believes that everyone—human or animal—is only seeking for a new buddy, according to Krysten.
She can still locate the yard’s brightest area and stick her snoot in the air to feel the warmth even if she is blind.
Although the pair lives life to the fullest, surviving in a world without sight or ears has some difficulties.
“It’s something that seems so simple, but for a tiny blind and deaf puppy, stairs present a huge obstacle,” Krysten says of teaching Aster how to get upstairs.
“The biggest difference is how I communicate with them,” she continued. We use touch signals to communicate, so a tap on the lower back means’sit,’ and a hand on the chest means’stay.’”
Krysten is committed to bringing attention to irresponsible breeding and dogs with disabilities and shares images of the duo on Instagram.
“Several people have commented that Aster appears sick and sad, but she is the polar opposite of a sad puppy,” she explained.
“Aster is so happy and full of life that anyone who meets her falls in love with her right away.”
When Krysten initially adopted Little Buddy, his rescuer made her vow not to treat him any differently.
“She said to me, ‘This is his normal,’” Krysten explained. Because this is all he’s ever known, he’s as happy as any other dog here. Feeling sorry for him doesn’t help anyone, and you two have the opportunity to help other blind and deaf dogs who are still looking for homes.’ “That’s what we try to do every day, and that’s the purpose of our page.”