Being a pet owner is tough work. You have to train them to come when they’re called, eat at certain times, and use the bathroom when they’re outside. Those first couple of months with a young pup can be trying, but it gets even trickier if your dog has some kind of disability.
Plum is a 10-month-old Australian Shepard who was born with a few disabilities, but that hasn’t stopped her, or her owner, from living their best life possible.
Waking Up Can Be Tricky
Plum’s owner, Aiden, received a lot of questions online about how he deals with his blind and deaf dog. The biggest question was how he wakes her up when she can’t hear or see him.
He Showed Us What Every Morning Is Like
Aiden shared a video that quickly went viral where he showed exactly how he wakes up his young pup. She would always get startled when he would touch her or offer a snack under her nose, so he had to get creative.
Of Course, Some Days Are Better Than Others
In the video, you can see that Aiden lightly blows on Plum to get her attention, but even that still surprises her out of her slumber. Luckily, she knows that her dad must be close by.
Her Owner Quickly Calms Her Down
As she’s grown used to this wakeup call, she quickly seeks out Aiden to put her mind at ease. People fell in love with this duo, and the TikTok video quickly surpassed 50 million views!
It Was Love At First Sight
Aiden met Plum through a coworker who was fostering her, and immediately fell in love. She proved to be a great partner for Aiden and his other dog, Lola, and has filled their lives with love and joy.
She’s Just The Sweetest
Aiden is open about how difficult it can be raising a young dog who is full of energy but who can’t see or hear him. Through a lot of trial and error they’ve made amazing strides, but what’s really helped is the love they have for each other.