Blind Dog Eddie Has Own Canine Guide That Acts As Labrador's Eyes

Mar 08, 2013 | Updated Mar 08, 2013

Eddie, a 7-year-old Labrador retriever, may be blind, but that doesn't stop him from getting around. That's where his buddy Milo, a crossbred terrier, comes in.

Milo acts as a canine guide to the blind dog, leading Eddie by the leash around their neighborhood in Wales. The adorable pair even sleep together -- big spoon and little spoon.

Owner Angie Baker-Stedham first noticed Eddie was struggling to see last year, when the lab started walking into walls and objects.

Fortunately, after Eddie went completely blind, Milo was there to lead to him.

"It happened so quickly which is sad because before they used to play together so easily," Baker-Stedham said, according to the Daily Mail. "Now Milo helps me to fetch Eddy when I call for him. He leads Eddie all the way back to me."

Eddie is not the first visually impaired dog to receive his own guide.

In 2011, a working guide dog lost his sight to cataracts. He was replaced by another lab, which guides both the canine's owner and the blind dog.

More recently, Terfel, another dog diagnosed with cataracts, received his own guide in the form of a helpful feline. In January, Terfel's owner, Judy Godfrey-Brown, welcomed a stray cat into her home. The blind dog and cat appeared to bond so much that Godfrey-Brown let the kitty stay. Now the guide cat helps lead the 8-year-old pooch around the house.

Watch how Milo guides his blind pal, Eddie, in the video above.

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