A touching story happened in Canada. A girl named Teresa Hwang has always been very afraid of dogs. The fact is that she was attacked by them twice. Since then, Hwang has developed a serious phobia, which is why she had to avoid animals on the street or at home with friends.
Teresa could be in the same company with a calm dog, but as soon as she heard barking, she began to panic.
One day it turned out that the girl had to look after her sister’s pet. After caring for the dog for two weeks, she decided to get her own dog. Hwang started researching the websites of various shelters and came across an ad for Patches, which was later renamed Bu.
The animal came to the shelter about six months ago, having moved from the USA. The shelter’s announcement stated that the dog can only live in a house where it is always quiet and there are no children, because it is very timid.
Therese went to meet Boo. When she saw the dog for the first time, she noticed that he was much smaller in real life than in the pictures on the shelter’s website. At first, the dog and its future owner were very worried and did not even look at each other. Boo was hiding from a stranger behind a bench, but fifteen minutes later he took a few hesitant steps in her direction and hid again.
The initiative shown by the dog surprised an employee of the shelter, who admitted that he had never done this before. It seemed that Boo himself had chosen his future mistress. At that moment, Teresa’s worries disappeared.
The first months in the new house were hard for the dog: Boo almost did not approach the owner and watched her from afar. Teresa perceived the animal as a victim who had experienced trauma, and did everything to earn his trust.
Soon her efforts yielded the first results. The dog relaxed a little and sometimes wagged his tail during walks. Once Boo even licked his foster mom’s nose. After a while, he started playing with the ball.
Boo still doesn’t stop being a special dog. He is still scared of noise and strangers, but he has overcome a lot and learned a lot during the time spent in the house of Teresa, who is proud of her pet.
Hwang has also overcome her anxieties and is not afraid of her dog at all, even when she hears her barking.
According to her, they simultaneously treat and teach each other to be stronger than their fears for the sake of love.