Tamale and Jimmy have a truly special bond.
Tamale and Jimmy have such an incredible friendship that can make any human envious. The two met at a dog park a year ago and have been besties ever since. Tamale has been both blind and deaf ever since he was born and was adopted by Kayleigh Otstot at 4 months old from Speak for the Unspoken dog rescue. His spirit is incredibly lively and he loves people, babies and other dogs. He's one of the friendliest you'd ever meet, according to his mom. “He will oftentimes run into things, but other than that, I see him as a completely normal dog,” she told The Dodo. “A lot of times when people meet him, they say they would never know!”
When Tamale met Jimmy he knew he met his soulmate and the two have been inseparable ever since. “Jimmy and Tamale met at the dog park over a year ago,” Otstot said. “Originally Jimmy’s mom, Melinda, and I would plan to meet at the dog park. Then we started taking the two out on walks together and it went from there. They see each other at least once a week, if not more.”
It's incredible how Jimmy has sensed that Tamale is just a little bit different and may need extra love. Now, they have the cutest routine together where Jimmy goes running over to Tamale who waits in the car and then boops Tamale on the nose! This signals to Tamale that the two are about to have so much fun together. “Tamale always jumps out of the car, and the two immediately start to play,” Otstot explained. Now every time the two meet, Jimmy always makes sure to boop Tamale on the nose without fail.
According to Cesar's Way, the most significant way that dogs interact with the world is through smell. Dogs don’t rely on sight the way humans do. When they sniff around it tells them where things are and what they are. So when Jimmy gives Tamale a boop on the nose, Tamale is quick to recognize his bestie's scent. Blind and deaf dogs may require additional medical attention but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to socialize and have a fulfilling life. If a dog can feel your love, that's all they need! Tamale and Jimmy's friendship proves just that... Jimmy truly adores his best friend and Tamale wouldn't have it any other way.