Adam and Chelsea Stipe, from North Carolina, are fur parents. They have an 11-year-old golden retriever named Charlie.
In 2016, Charlie was diagnosed with glaucoma and lost his sight. This was such a heartbreak to the couple because they had to remove both of Charlie’s eyes.
PetMD shares that glaucoma is common in Samoyeds, cocker spaniels, poodles, chow chows, and Siberians. Almost forty percent of dogs with glaucoma cases, whether under treatment or not, will lose their eyesight within the first year.
One day, Adam and Chelsea brought home with them another adorable pup and named him Maverick.
Charlie is a blind 11-year-old dog, while Maverick is a young and playful 4-month-old pup. How would these two cohabit with such differences in personalities?
According to the Stipes, the two dogs didn’t really become friends at first, but after a while, they have become more than just brothers. The dogs began to adjust to each other. Maverick seemed to bring the youth and playfulness out of Charlie.
Watching them play with each other and have a good time has brought so much joy to the Stipes.
Every time Charlie often loses track of his toys, Maverick would help him get his toys back. Eventually, this is not the only help Maverick would give Charlie.
Charlie eventually adjusted to having Maverick as his seeing-eye pup. He would rely on his pup with walking, playing, and eating.
The Stipes started to document the relationship between the two dogs and created an Instagram account for them, charlieandmav.
Charlie and Maverick got 52,000 followers just four days after the account was created. I guess seeing such adorable dogs and their odd, but sweet relationship can be a social media fan magnet, especially now that they have a whopping 80,000 followers.
Charlie may have lost his eyesight, but he was given another opportunity to enjoy his life with Maverick by his side. This 11-year-old buddy now has a seeing-eye pup, a best friend, and 80,000 fans all over the world.
Source: charlieandmav via Instagram