Six-year-old 'Buster,' a handsome red smooth now known as 'Wieners,' was dropped off at A Time 4 Paws Inc. in Crossville, Tennessee, because he didn’t like children. His new human, 5-year-old Clinton, begs to differ. Wieners helps to comfort Clinton as he struggles with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Excerpt from the Crossville Chronicle:
Clinton spent a lot of time at St. Jude's hospital in Memphis, TN. While there, he kept asking his mother, Kim, for a weenie dog, a Dachshund. A friend of the family had two weenie dogs and Kim contacted her. That friend contacted her sister in Crossville who had recently adopted Buster from A Time 4 Paws. She then gave Buster to Clinton to be a companion and friend during his recuperation.
"Clinton loves Wieners," Kim said, adding that they renamed the dog. "He's his best friend. He curls up with him when he doesn't feel well and doesn't mess with his toys. He is perfect for Clinton."
Wieners licks Clinton's face when he doesn't feel well, and sleeps beside him when he is hurting.
"He's been a blessing."