This has been a week filled with sad news. As Tammy just noted on Twitter:

In that spirit, here is a story to remind us of love and kindness and the “magnificence of life.”

Via CBS News.

A blind dachshund named O.J. and his pit bull sidekick, Dozer, stole the hearts of millions earlier this year. The unlikely duo were inseparable when they turned up at Richmond Animal Care and Control in Virginia. The two dogs were brought to RACC because their owner became homeless and could no longer take care of them.

O.J. lost his sight and has a habit of running into things. Blue Dozer, or just Dozer for short, operates like his guide dog.

“They sleep together, they eat together, they lay together, they walk together, I mean they do everything together,” said Christie Chipps Peters, director of Richmond Animal Care and Control. Since he can’t see, O.J. follows Dozer everywhere.

Their owner knew they had to stay together no matter what….

…the photo of the pair went viral in May and they were both adopted by someone who promised to keep them together. But just a few days later O.J. was placed in another shelter. Peters was distraught. “We promised that we would keep them together and their life would be great,” she said.

A Richmond family adopted O.J. and Dozer Friday evening. The two dogs have been on a wild ride together, but now they have left animal control for their forever home.

“These dogs have taken us on a roller coaster ride of emotion and turmoil and yet remained steadfast in their love for each other and their ability to adapt and overcome vexing circumstances,” RACC wrote on Facebook.

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  1. TigerAim says:

    I saw your post here a couple of days ago but was just now able to view the video. Thank you for posting this very heart-warming story. I’d seen the adorable pair online earlier this year but didn’t know some jerk(s) had adopted the two, only to lose or abandon little OJ. It’s comforting to see the happy ending to their story. Hoping it remains happy!

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