We have all been down in some point of our lives, trying to overcome some kind of obstacle in our path to happiness and content and in those times, we often needed just a helping hand to push us forward to keep on fighting. That was exactly what Hoshi the American Eskimo needed when he started to lose his eyesight. He was 11 years old and the change, hard to overcome at any time, was going to be even more difficult since Hoshi was able to see his whole life. His owners were naturally scared of this new predicament and thought that a dog friend might help Hoshi adapt to his situation more easily. They didn't even dream how right they were and that is where our story begins.
Hoshi meets Zen
Half a year before Hoshi's life-changing operation was due, his owners decided to add another member to their loving family, especially since they felt that the companionship of another dog might help Hoshi adjust to the life in the darkness that awaited him. They adopted a Pomeranian they named Zen and in no time Hoshi and Zen became best buds.
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Zen quickly realized that Hoshi is slowly becoming blind and began to assist him in everyday activities. She started to lead the way for Hoshi and soon they became like one. Nothing could separate them anymore and so their adventures together started.
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Since Hoshi and Zen became best friends they started going on many different adventures. They are always on the move, full of energy and joie de vivre. Every passing day is another chance for a great walk or some other adventure and Hoshi and Zen grab every opportunity with their paws.
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They adore hiking
Hiking was always Hoshi's favorite activity and it was a legitimate concern that he won't be able to enjoy it once he completely loses his sight. Thanks to Zen, who also enjoys a great hike, Hoshi is still able to go on a trip whenever he feels like it.
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They always smile
This fluffy duo always seems to be smiling. They are so happy when they are together and it shows in every picture of them. You can simply see the connection and love that they have and we can only be jealous of it. Their love and friendship are as pure as they can be.
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And everyone smiles around them
Hoshi and Zen don't only make each other happy, they also make others happy. Everyone that has come across these adorable buddies always had a big smile on their face. Their story can inspire and make people believe that lifelong friendship is possible and achievable.
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They are sleeping buddies
These sweet dogs share everything, including the bed. They always sleep together and they never complain about it. It is an adorable sight to see, really. It is the greatest festival of fur. I wouldn't mind joining them for a quick nap. It must feel like sleeping among the fluffy, soft clouds. Priceless.
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They love a boat ride
Among many adventures this odd pair goes to, the boat ride is one of their favorite. They even like to swim sometimes. Of course, Zen is always staying close to his pal Hoshi, just in case. Seeing these furballs enjoying the Sun and the sounds of the waves is as close as you can get to having a perfect vacation.
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They like to goof around
I guess every dog likes to be silly now and then, but Hoshi and Zen take their playing time seriously. They are always ready to mess around and even though Hoshi can't see, that doesn't mean that he can't play. He loves to fool around with his friend and Zen is always ready to accept the challenge.
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They will be friends forever
The friendship that Hoshi and Zen have is able to inspire stories. They are inseparable and always ready to help each other. The fact that Hoshi is blind and Zen leads him everywhere they go has made their bond so strong that they are truly best friends forever.
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