Blind And Deaf Dog Is A 5-Star Host On Airbnb

One dog with physical disabilities is a wonderful, loving host for those guests who stay at an Airbnb in the Turks and Caicos.

Animals have a way of burrowing their way into our hearts, quickly becoming family members. Dogs are especially gifted in this area. They are some of the most loyal, dependable and loving creatures on the face of the earth. The Lord knew what He was doing when He blessed humans with those furry, four-legged beings.

A clip posted on YouTube tells the story of a remarkable dog, a potcake named Soldier. A potcake, according to the video, is a “mixed-breed dog found on Turks and Caicos often as strays.” 

Soldier, while both deaf and blind, makes for an excellent host for all who stay at his family’s Airbnb on the island. In fact, the sweet dog ends up being the best part of most guests' stay. 

The animal, the video points out, somehow, despite his physical limitations, knows when people have arrived at the Airbnb. In the morning, after Soldier has consumed his breakfast, he will lay on the deck until the guests have gotten up. Once everyone is up and it's time to enjoy a day at the beach, Soldier will guide them to the water.

While at the beach, Soldier, being the loyal and loving dog he is, never leaves the guests’ side. He remains nearby as he enjoys the sun, sand and beautiful water. Once a guest has finished their day at the beach, the deaf and blind dog will lead them back to the Airbnb.

Soldier’s owner mentions that despite the beautiful location near the beach, guests constantly state how Soldier was the best part of their stay at the vacation rental property. 

“He just reaches your heart somehow because he makes you feel like you are his one and only,” Karen Lawson, Soldier’s owner, said.

Proverbs 12:10 “An upright man has thought for the life of his beast, but the hearts of evildoers are cruel.”


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