Some bonds between humans and pets turn out to be extraordinary.
While most, if not all, pet owners love their pets, some owners form a deep and unique bond with them.
Scott and Biggie are a great example of a special bond between owner and pet.
One day, Scott decided to go on a drive to clear his head. He was driving through a small farming town in Payette, Idaho when he saw a sign that said, “German Shepherd puppies.”
He had recently lost his German Shepherd and was in need of some puppy love.
While Scott had no intention of adopting another dog at that time, he took one look at Biggie and fell in love instantly. Biggie had several issues, including a hernia, which is why he was one of the last puppies to be adopted.
However, Scott didn’t mind these issues.
Scott took him home that same day.
“I want to give him the best life that I can,” Scott told GeoBeats Animals. And what a wonderful life Biggie currently has.
Scott says that the mountains are Biggie’s happy place. They go hiking, swimming, and snowboarding together. They also skateboard and Biggie loves to run in wide open fields.
You can see Biggie happily jumping around the snow while Scott snowboards in front of him.
When they go hiking and end up in a deserted area, Scott lets Biggie run around freely.
Biggie is also an excellent listener. His large ears are usually alert so he can listen to the things around him.
One ear is soaking in all the surrounding sounds, while the other ear is reserved for listening for any commands Scott might give him.
Although he’s a big dog, Biggie is still a puppy at heart. He loves playing with a small ball and Scott says Biggie always has a ball with him and treats it like a pacifier.
“If you give your dog the best life you can, in turn, you can have the best life you can have as well,” Scott shared.
Scott also said that having Biggie helps him overcome depression. “It gives me the will to get out there and see things and do things.”
Of course, their relationship isn’t perfect. Scott says that caring for Biggie can be challenging.
This includes Scott exercising Biggie for at least two hours every day, which helps keep Biggie’s energy levels manageable.
A few weeks ago, Biggie was hospitalized for fluid in his lungs. He spent three days in the ICU before he got better. Thankfully, Biggie made a full recovery.
Scott says that incident taught him never to take things for granted.
Their bond is truly unique. Scott says, “I feel like I can go out and do anything, as long as he is with me.”
We’re so happy Scott and Biggie have each other. From being a dog that no one wanted to someone’s best friend and family member, Biggie has come full circle.
While not everyone can have a bond as special and as strong as Scott and Biggie, getting a dog will change your life for the better.
Consider adopting, or fostering, one from a shelter and see how you can help improve each other’s lives.