Best of 2010 - The Most Touching Animal Stories
Ellie, a blind King Charles spaniel has her own seeing-eye dog in Leo, the German shepherd. Emma Williams, Manchester Evening News Syndication
1. Blind Dog Has Her Own Seeing-Eye Dog: You usually think of seeing-eye dogs helping people, but in this case, a cute little King Charles spaniel is befriended by an older German shepherd (pictured above). The pair aren't just friends -- the shepherd protects the spaniel, who is almost completely blind.
2. Sweet Reunion Between a Man and the Gorilla He Raised as a Baby: We love a good getting-back-together story, and this reunion of a man and a gorilla he raised from infancy really moved us. They say elephants don't forget, but neither do gorillas, it seems.
3. Cat Returns Home Five Years After Hurricane Katrina: An incredible five years after Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, one Biloxi, Miss., resident got a call from a shelter that had her missing cat. The kitty, named Scrub, was microchipped before the hurricane and had been living about 15 miles away, in Gulfport, Miss.