A deaf and partially blind Great Dane is making waves on the internet with her special relationship with an adorable toddler
Here’s an adorable video of the pair together:
Jennie’s mother Marion Dwyer even went on to describe the pair as being ‘sisters’ who look after each other.
“She loves people and will put herself in front of Jennie to be pet first. If a stranger with a dog approaches she will stand or sit in front of Jennie to shield her, but not showing any aggression- just making sure she’s safe.”
“Jennie loves to walk Echo who has learned that Jennie’s pace is a lot slower than mine, which she enjoys as she can do two of her favorite things: sniff things and people-watch.”
Echo and Jennie are best friends, they go on walks together and even communicate using sign language.
“Jennie now knows we use hand signs to communicate with Echo and is starting to mimic them,” said Ms Dwyer
“She will wave Echo over to her when she wants her to come and she knows how to offer her a treat, she likes to sneak her breakfast waffles and apple slices.”
“Echo really only uses me as her guide since I was the first person for her to bond with as she was taken out of her first owner’s home when they threatened to euthanize her due to her deafness.”
“Our friends and family think it is amazing and always say that they are inseparable.”
“Everyone loves Echo for being so outgoing and they say that they make the perfect team as Jennie is very independent and a curious little explorer.”
“Echo just seems to have always taken to Jennie, even before she was born. She always snuggled up to my baby bump and wanted to rest her head on it.”
“Jennie goes to dog training with us when we have time to go and she will be in a baby carrier on my back.”