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They say that friendships forged by adversity are the friendships that last a lifetime. This is because when you are at the lowest point of your life, this one person who sticks with you earns your trust and respect, both extremely vital elements of a strong friendship. While it is our family that is our primary system of support, some are not blessed to have them. But if we have one friend who will be there for the difficult times, then it’s not impossible to develop the resiliency to overcome obstacles. Take this chicken and disabled dog, for instance.

Penny and Roo

Penny is a Silkie Chicken while Roo is a Chihuahua. They both share a somewhat familiar background, a troubled life. For Penny, it was her early days as a chick who was used as a testing subject. She had been experimented on and was supposed to be disposed of after the program. Fortunately for her, someone came to her rescue and adopted her. Penny became a pet where she experienced love and affection from her owner.

But as she was frequently home alone, her owner decided to bring her along with her to the Duluth Animal Hospital where she works. There she met new friends, humans and animals alike. She became popular at the hospital where at times, people would visit to see her. This is also where she met Roo.

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Roo is an abandoned puppy that has deformities. He was born without two front legs and a permanent hole in his skull. Rescuers found him in a ditch, almost freezing to death. Roo was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment, and there he met Penny. The two almost instantly got along. They could be seen snuggling all the time. Because of Roo’s lack of mobility, they could not do much more than that.

Thankfully, a generous lady donated a custom-made wheelchair for the pooch. This is all Roo needed to do more. From then on, Penny and Roo could share more activities. They would play together, go on trips together, and experience many firsts together. Despite what they have been through early on in their lives, the two couldn’t be any happier. See their adorable video below.

Source: Duluth Animal Hospital via Youtube

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