The dog named Opal was born in Idaho in a private kennel.
As a result of improper breeding, Opal was born deaf and with underdeveloped eyes.
These dogs are called “Double Merle”. They are born when two marbled dogs (merle) are crossed. And the marbled color is associated with genetic abnormalities.
The owners of the kennel immediately got rid of the defective puppy and handed her over to the city shelter, where she was almost euthanized.
However, Opal was lucky and was noticed by the group “Double J Dog Ranch”, which rescues disabled dogs.
Society volunteers fed Opal. And when she was eight months old, owners were found for her, the Bray family.
Christine Bray and her husband adore Opal and have created an Instagram page for her.
For Opal, the return of her owner is the best part of the day.
By this time, she is already sitting in the yard and waiting. Then she lifts her head and sniffs carefully.
According to Christine, the dog probably smells gasoline or the smell of the owner himself.
Most likely she can smell her owner, because other cars are passing by and she does not react to them in any way.
Feeling the familiar scent, Opal starts to run happily and wag her tail. And when her owner approaches the gate, she rushes to it and starts jumping up and down on her hind legs.
“It’s so cute! She meets him every day,” says Christine.