Most of this story is not unusual. Woman walks into CASPCA. Sees cute dog; pets him. Dog pulls hand to chest and leans on woman. Woman says “he needs me”, and is smitten. Is a goner. Takes dog home…begs husband’s forgiveness for adopting another furry family member without prior discussion. (After meeting Sarge, husband is a goner too.)
That was six years ago and Sarge (officially Sergeant Pepper) has been very busy since. He’s a certified therapy dog and visits school children and the elderly regularly. Sarge goes on dates with his four-legged girlfriend and hangs out with the family’s goats. Sleeps in a king-sized bed with his humans.
When Sarge strutted into our Valentine’s Day photo shoot, the first thing we noticed was that he was wearing a tuxedo. (We thought it a bit formal for the occasion but he was obviously out to impress his girlfriend.) With his fancy tuxedo and suave demeaner, Sarge melted our hearts like butter in a pan.
About the fifth thing we noticed about Sarge was that he has no eyes. Oh, I get it. He sees with his heart. That’s the unusual part.