Wednesday, July 30, 2014


In Savannah, Georgia, on July 10, some animal control officers found two dogs wandering around.  One was a female pit bull, and the other was a male, long-haired chihuahua.  The two dogs were very good friends, and the pit bull was looking out for the little chi, who had an eye wound.  When the chihuahua got too tired to walk, the pit bull would carry him gently in her mouth.  Also, she licked the little dog's eye and tried to make it all better.

"It's not every day we get to see such devotion between two special dogs like this," Christina Sutherin, one of the AC officers wrote in a post on the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Facebook Page.  She went on to say, "They are both such sweet animals.  But the relationship they share just sets them apart."

Photo:  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department

The officers took the two dogs to the animal control facility.  They named the pit bull Joanie and the chihuahua Chachi because there used to be a TV show called Joanie Loves Chachi.  A veterinarian looked at Chachi's eye, but sadly, it couldn't be saved.

For a few days after Chachi's surgery, the two dogs had to stay apart, but then they got to see each other for short periods of time.  After Chachi's eye healed up, the two friends were together again all the time, which made them really happy.

By this time, the story of the two dogs had gone viral on the internet, and it was even in the news in other countries.  The Savannah AC officers thought the owner of the two dogs would claim them, but no one ever did.  So the dogs were offered for adoption.  Lots of people wanted to adopt one or the other or both, and finally the perfect home was found for the two dogs with a family in Florida.  Joanie and Chachi will be transported to their new home in the middle of August.  They can't go sooner because there is a required waiting period after they get their vaccinations before they can cross the state line.


So that's the love story of Joanie and Chachi.  It's a story with a happy ending, and that's always the very best kind of story.

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