Each person has something unique to offer. Brodie, a German shepherd/border collie mix, has unique features that he is not ashamed of. Brodie loves himself and his life even though his early days were hard on him. His positive view of things undoubtedly makes those around him love him even more.
Brodie’s early life started in a shelter. When he was 13 days old, he was physically abused by his mother, leaving him partially blind and with brain injuries. When he was a little older, Brodie was adopted but soon brought back to the shelter after five months. Even though Brodie had a hard time, he never lost hope.
In the end, it was all worth it! Despite his disability and slanted face, a sweet couple, Amanda Ritcher and Brad Ames, fell in love with Brodie at first sight. They immediately knew that Brodie was the dog for them. Brodie was adopted around September 2019. Brad and Amanda were hooked on Brodie, and so was Brodie’s new sister, Rosie. His slanted face did not lessen any love and affection he received from his new family.
True to Brodie’s first owners’ words, Brodie is indeed full of energy, but Brad and Amanda were quick to notice that he is a very smart dog. The couple thinks it would be a great idea to sign Brodie up for training as a therapy dog. This would help others with special needs and would help spread the word about the good disabled dogs like Brodie can bring.
Brodie might have experienced hardship at a young age, but it’s all in the past to him. Now, Brodie is living his life to the fullest, playing and going through each day as normal and unique as he truly is. Soon, Brodie will likely be helping others love their unique self too.
Credits to Brodie