When Hoshi was 11 years old, he had to have both of his eyes removed due to glaucoma, leaving him completely blind. He was in a lot of pain, and there were times his family thought he wouldn’t make it.
Hoshi’s parents adopted Zen six months before Hoshi’s surgery to have his eyes removed. The tiny dog was found wandering the snowy streets of Spokane, Washington, filthy and matted. Like Hoshi, Zen also has some special needs, including an enlarged heart, pulmonary edema, a narrowed trachea and really bad teeth.
“I was a little worried how Hoshi would react when I brought Zen home from the shelter,” Perez said. “To my surprise, he didn’t bark at all. He kept smelling him, staying close to him. Now they are inseparable.”
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