Dogs are extremely caring and empathetic animals. They are so compassionate that they are even able to take other animals under their wing if they only sense that they need their support. This is what happened with one dog who became an orphaned foal's best friend.
He was orphaned when he was only 9 days old
Karla Swindle is owner of the S&K Quarter Horses in Fayette, Alabama. A few years ago, one of her horses, a 22-year-old mare named Sandy, had to be euthanized due to her deteriorating health. The death was especially painful for Sandy's foal, Tye, who was orphaned at only 9 days of age.
He knew he needed support after his mother died.
Soon, an unexpected friend decided to take care of the orphaned foal and give him his support. This comforter was Karla's dog, Zip. After Sandy's death, the quad noticed Tye was heartbroken and stayed with him all night to cheer him up.
Zip he stayed in the barn all night and lay next to the foal. The sight made me tears. – Karla admitted.
“He knew he needed his help”
While Tye lost his mother, it was her leaving has made a best friend. Zip quickly took over the role of friend and protector of the foal.
Zip was letting him know that he was not alone. – says Karla.
Dogs are animals with high emotional intelligence that seem to be able to sense when someone needs support. It looked as if Zip understood the situation perfectly well, and therefore stretched his paw to the sad foal.
We raise foals every year and he usually just stared at them away from afar. This time, however, he acted differently, as if he knew Tye needed his help. – tells Karla.
Zip looked after Tye for many weeks every day, and he couldn't looking forward to seeing my friend again.
Every time I went to the barn, Zip was there for me. As soon as I opened the door from her, he immediately pushed in. When he noticed the foal, he immediately cuddled up to it. – says Karla.
From this In time, Tye had grown into a happy, healthy horse – and it was undoubtedly influenced by Zip's care and helping hand in his teenage years. Tye spends most of her time with the other horses now. You could say that he had to “fly out of the nest” in order to become more independent of his dog dad.
You could say, that when Tye needed a Zip, Zip was for him. And now Zip knows the horse is fine, so they went their separate ways. – Karla added.