Mooresville, North Carolina - Charlie, an 11-year-old golden retriever belonging to the Stipe family of Mooresville, lost its eyesight and so the family adopted a puppy named Maverick to be a companion for Charlie.
The Association of Mature American Citizens reports that the dogs quickly bonded. In fact, Mrs. Stipe told reporters that when they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so [Maverick] would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime." And, when out of doors, the puppy would guide Charlie much the same way a seeing eye dog might guide a blind person. Maverick became a regular “seeing eye pup.”