Amazing Documentary Of The Bond Between Disabled Boy And Three-Legged

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Now here’s a wonderful story about a boy and his dog that will leave you misty eyed and smiling from ear to ear. Meet Owen Howkins and his Anatolian Shepherd, Haatchi. Their bond was instant from the moment they met and their relationship has been captured in a documentary titled “A Boy and His Dog.”

Owen suffers from Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome, a rare disorder that leaves his muscles in a permanent state of tension. He was scared of the outside world before Haatachi came along. Owen’s stepmother Colleen Drummond found the dog on Facebook via a London animal shelter. Haatachi had been found tied to railway tracks. He had been hit by a train, and because of his injuries, he lost his leg and his tail. But when Colleen brought him home, Owen and Haatachi connected instantly.

Now, Owen is no longer afraid to leave his home. “I feel really happy,” says Owen. “He changed my life. I’m not scared of strangers now.”

You have to watch the whole video to understand how much the two mean to each other. What a wonderful story with a happy ending. You can watch the video below.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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