This true account of the kindness and noble heart of a little terrier named Zeus makes me weep.
Zeus is the service dog of a woman named Drovie, who was going through some really tough times.
Service dogs, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.”
Zeus is so empathic that he brings little gifts to comfort his mistress when she is down.
Drovie recounts a recent gift on tumblr:
“Today therapy was really hard. I was sitting here crying, and generally being miserable, when I felt a nudge at my knee. I looked down to see that Zeus, my service dog, was doing his job… and brought me a potato. It is very hard to cry with the gift of a potato.”
Drovie didn’t know where the potato had come from.
Then Zeus brought her more gifts. Drovie writes:
“Remember this? I’m having a rough time right now. Zeus has a solution. That would be an empty pill bottle . . . a bottle of embossing powder, and two, TWO potatoes.”
Now, how can anyone stay depressed with a gift of not one, but TWO, potatoes? 🙂
H/t Life With Dogs