6-year-old Spike was taken to a shelter in 2012. Before he got to the volunteers, the dog had suffered a lot. Very soon he had a new, loving family.
In the two-story house, the dog was given a cozy sofa downstairs. But the cheerful Springer Spaniel immediately showed the owners how unbearable it is for him to be without them even for a minute!
Whining at the gate that blocked access to the stairs to the second floor, the dog jumped over the barrier and soon settled in their bed.
Spike is a hunting dog, he was always full of energy and mischief, but he also loved his family. He never fell asleep alone, always tried to get under the covers to be closer to his beloved owners.
Now Spike is 14 years old, he is already a respectable old dog and cannot, as before, skip rushing for a tennis ball.
After the second stroke, the dog could hardly stand on its own. And yet, the Morrises aren’t ready to let him go yet. Doctors share the hope that the spaniel can still enjoy life with its owners, and Spike himself is determined to get out.
However, the rehabilitation period requires refraining from physical activity.
The owners take turns sleeping with their old dog so that he does not feel lonely.
Mr. Morris calls the pet “old Bob” and personally brings him food and drink “to bed” so that the dog does not get up again. The owners do not consider it shameful to endure inconvenience for the sake of the animal.
They sincerely love their old man and are glad that they were able to give him love and faith in a person after the unhappy beginning of his life.