By Joe McFarlane
A fluffy St. Bernard and an adorable Japanese Chin make regular visits to an assisted living residence in order to keep their former 95-year-old neighbour and best friend company.
David Mazzarella, 51, and his 95-year-old neighbour Sally Reehoorn had lived next-door to one another for more than 14 years in Mount Vernon, Washington.
In that time David and his two-year-old St. Bernard Brody and six-year-old Japanese Chin Lulu would regularly visit Sally. From keeping her company, to walkies and feeding time, the trio of Sally, Brody and Lulu were inseparable.
That was until Sally sadly suffered mild heart attack, causing her to move out of her house and into an assisted living residence.
But that hasn’t stopped gentle giant Brody and adorable Lulu from making weekly visits to their favourite friend.
The pair eagerly visit Sally, making sure not to miss any special occasion, and helping to make her new surroundings feel like her old home.
David said: “We bought Brody as a puppy from Tula Russia after my St. Bernard Blizzard passed away who also visited Sally.
“The second morning we brought Brody home as a 11 week old puppy, I let him out to go to the bathroom and he disappeared.”
“I managed to find him in Sally’s backyard as she was feeding him a snack,” he continued.
“They have a wonderful relationship together, they all love being with each other.
“Brody and Lulu want to be with Sally more than me!”