Dogs prove on a daily basis why they are the best creatures on earth. Today’s proof is coming from a pupper named Thai. He likes to take his human mom to stores he likes to go in and heeds anywhere she actually wants to go to.
It all started when Thai would lead her owner, Danielle Sykora, to Starbucks. Danielle is blind and needs a seeing eye dog to go anywhere, that’s when Thai came on the scene, which was four years ago. So when Danielle went to school, she would go to Starbucks and Thai learned about the legendary (according to dogs) Puppaccino.
Even though Thai is supposed to take Danielle to things she wants to see, sometimes he veers off to adventures he wants to be on.
Danielle attends Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and on the weekends the duo travel back home to New Jersey. Danielle, Michele and Thai love to go shopping at the mall when they are all together.
One time though, along with their dad, Michele saw Thai taking a bit of a detour. Apparently Thai enjoys the “Cool Dog Gear” shop and wanted to take a look, and Danielle had no clue.
Michele told The Dodo:
“The first time my sister ever went to this mall, she was with my dad and Thai just veered right into the store without her knowing.
The second time we went back there, I wanted to witness it for myself, so we walked in the direction of the pet store and of course he walked right in there again!”
My sisters guide dog always sneakily walks her into this store without her knowing 😂😍 I love dogs, man pic.twitter.com/UuE9wDN4md
— Michele Sykora (@michelesykora) April 20, 2018
The video has over seven million views along side almost half a million retweets so safe to say Thai and Danielle went a little viral.
Michele went onto say:
“Thai and Danielle have a relationship only a person with a service dog could ever understand. He is her eyes. He goes with her absolutely everywhere.
Even when Thai isn’t working and we are home, if she leaves the room he will get up and follow her everywhere.”
Danielle has been blind since she was two, after going through retinoblastoma surgery. With Thai around now though, life has been much easier for Danielle. Michele said:
“[A cane] only shows you obstacles below waist level. Thai helps her get around much more easily and finds things on command such as elevators, empty seats, stairs, and obviously … pet stores.”
“The foundation my sister got him from, The Guide Dog Foundation, selects dogs for you based off their personality. Thankfully, they stuck her with Thai because not only is he her service dog, but he is definitely our family’s entertainment as well.”
I guess going to a few pet stores isn’t much trouble to Danielle for such an amazing friendship with her dog, Thai.