People tend to judge others’ character based on their appearance, often unconsciously. Though it might be correct at a certain point, we should never judge a book by its cover. Sadly, this rule also goes for animals sometimes, which may upset the affectionate and lovely animals.
Let’s meet Axel, a 2-and-a-half-year-old Rottweiler with a huge body and a big heart. His love seems so tremendous and endless that he wants to befriend everyone. His favorite activity is approaching people in the park and feeling their gentle hands on his head or his paws. However, his size may be a hindrance to his attempt to make friends. “This sort of thing happens nearly every time we leave the house,” Axel’s mom, Rianna, shared. “People judge him by the way he looks before they even get to know him.”
Lately, he was ignored by people at his favorite park while trying to draw their attention and request love. “[He] wanted to greet everyone with a big smile to say hello to all the people,” Rianna said. “He didn’t understand why all the other dogs were getting such a fuss and why no one wanted to stroke him.”
The poor pup was disappointed when he realized the difference in attention. It was heartbreaking to see the sadness and loneliness on his face. “He felt really left out, and when he got home, he climbed onto my chest for a cuddle,” Rianna said.
Luckily, he has a great owner who gives him unconditional love and care. Rianna posted her dog on social media and felt thrilled when many netizens showered Axel with love.
“He loves everyone he meets and taps people with his needy paws so they hold his hand,” Rianna said. “If you let go, he’ll put his paw right back in your hand! He is a big, gentle giant whose favorite thing is making people smile, but sometimes he forgets how big he is and I have to remind him he can’t fit on everyone’s lap.”
Axel was only 8 weeks old when he was adopted by Rianna. Despite the dog’s size, the owner believes he’s still a puppy who always craves love. “This boy is a cuddle monster,” Rianna explained. “He would spend all day snuggled up to me. He also does this funny thing where he wraps one paw around your waist and puts his head on your shoulder to give you a real-life hug!”
Axel, a caring and reliable friend, is willing to give Rianna his favorite toy or a big hug when he senses her sadness. No matter what strangers at the park may think, Rianna knows and feels grateful to have such a big-heart companion as Axel.
“Axel changed my life completely,” Rianna said. “He is my dream dog and whole world. He fills me with happiness every day and makes me feel like the luckiest dog mum in the world!”
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