True friendship is rare. It’s been said that people who go through traumatic events together form a bond, sometimes even leading to romance. In humans, at least. For example, if two strangers are held hostage, they often go forward from that event having shared something that most people will (thankfully) never experience. There’s actually much psychology behind this, but that can be saved for another time.

It seems, though, that this type of bond has the ability to transcend species as well. When Sammie, a 4-month-old Boxer pup, was found after being shot in the head and dragged behind a car, his chances of survival seemed slim. The medical treatment wasn’t the only thing that helped him overcome such hardship. It was with the help of a special friend that he found the courage to pull through.

Simon, an abused Border Collie at the same clinic, was drawn to Sammie and stayed at his side, providing company and moral support during his long road to recovery. Friendship is rare, indeed, and wonderful in so many ways…

Poor Sammie had been severely abused. Spray painted, shot, and dragged behind a car in South Carolina. The vet immediately rushed him to surgery after he was brought in by a mystery woman. His leg was crushed from being dragged, and his spirits were even lower. He had held on for three days before being saved…

As soon as he was able to, he was introduced to Simon, a 4-year-old abused Border Collie, and the two became inseparable. Each providing that much-needed friendship and moral support for the other after so much hardship and cruelty. Their bond has helped them both improve so much more quickly than they would have alone. Having someone there when the going gets tough can make all the difference…

Sammie and Simon will both be up for adoption once they’re all healed up! If someone adopted both of them, so that the best friends could live together permanently, that would be a dream come true for them both. Hopefully neither of them is ever forced to go through so much trauma again. As long as they have each other, they should be able to get through anything…

 

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