Carmon Collier suffered a significant loss when his wife passed away in December 2018. Just four months later, his pet dog crossed the rainbow bridge.
One can only imagine how much pain Carmon had to endure after the death of two of his loved ones. Their passing left a gaping hole in the senior man’s heart. One day, he decided to fill that void by adopting a pooch from the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.
According to the shelter’s executive director, Tracy Poston, senior dogs take a while to find their forever homes because of their advanced age and related health issues. Most potential adopters who drop by the Humane Society prefer puppies, but not Carmon.
He did not come in looking for a dog of a certain age; instead, Carmon’s goal was to find the perfect companion. Thus, the shelter employees led him to Bridget, who had been waiting for a loving home for two months.
She’s approximately 10 to 12 years old, but there’s no need to worry; Bridget still has a lot of love to give. Fortunately, it was clear from their first meeting that Carmon and Bridget were meant to be in each other’s lives. Even the Humane Society staff knew it.
Carmon knew how lonely it felt to be alone in old age, and he was sure that Bridget realized it, too. The fur dad needed the canine as much as she needed him, and their wisdom and calm energy will help each other keep pushing on.
Deb Collier Reddick, Carmon’s daughter, says that Bridget has had a significant impact on her father’s life even if he’s only had the pooch for a short time. Deb shares that she was afraid that her dad had given up on everything, but he has visibly perked up since getting Bridget.
Indeed, Carmon explains that while some days are more burdensome than others, the dog’s presence makes the good days better than ever before. Watch the fur dad with Bridget in the video below:
When his wife passed away, this man decided to adopt a dog – an old one. He understood how she felt being alone in her old age, and he knew they would form a bond 😭❤️️https://cbsn.ws/2mkscCX
Posted by CBS News on Friday, September 27, 2019
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