Bentley Boyers’ father saw a dog that had the same birth defect as his son and knew he had to take him home when he went to the animal shelter to adopt two hens.
While visiting the animal shelter to adopt two hens, Mr. Boyers spotted a lovely white and black ball of puppy cuteness. The puppy caught his attention because, like his two-year-old son, he was born with a cleft palate.
Mr. Boyers quickly Facetimed his wife, who understood right away that the adorable dog belonged in their family. To meet the dog, Mom and Bentley traveled to the animal shelter. It was destined for Bentley and the puppy to get along from the start!
The mother of Bentley, Ashley, stated, “He FaceTimed me. “I suppose this one has a cleft lip,” he says. So I said, “Grab her.” We require her.
Cleft lip was present at birth in baby Bentley. His mother said that the 2-year-old had a difficult upbringing and that it was difficult to get him to eat. To assist him, they had to tightly grip his lips.
That was a process, mum recalled. “We had to sit him up and feed him and keep his lip together for him to eat.
Despite his early difficulties, Bentley is a happy young man, and his parents want to let him know he’s not the only one—both people and animals go through similar things.
Bentley’s mother remarked that having a pet in common with her son meant a lot since it would help Bentley understand that he and his pet had something in common as they grew older.
Despite the puppy’s birth abnormality, he should enjoy a normal life and continue to be Bentley’s greatest friend for a very long time.
According to Lydia Sattler, director of Jackson County Animal Services, “[the puppy’s] impairment is really not holding her back and as she develops they’ll be able to see more if there’s anything altering that has to do with it, but she’s really doing great.” Although she might appear a little different from a typical dog, she is not at all slowed down by this.