Riddick was thrown out of a moving car back in 2015 by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. He was soon put up for adoption after we healed completely. Soon, Bryan Junior and his wife found him out through Facebook and immediately knew they wanted her. So, they rescued her in August 2015 and she was almost immediately a very important member of the family.
The next year, the Juniors had a baby boy and named them Dawson. As soon as Dawson came home, Riddick and her pit bull dog sister, Cambria, were entirely obsessed with him.
“We would call them the paw patrol,” Junior told The Dodo. “If the baby cried, the two of them would come running inside to check on him. Every time he woke up from a nap we would say, ‘Baby Dawson is awake,’ and they would run in. They sit with us every night to this day when we read him a bedtime story, Cambria usually on my lap and Riddick on the floor. Dawson kisses them both good night and we put him to bed.”
And it’s the same from Dawson’s side as well! He loves climbing all over them and cuddling with them. He likes feeding them too!
Unfortunately, Dawson recently caught the flu, which was his first time being very sick. He had a fever and he was just miserable, not wanting to do anything the entire day. He didn’t even want to interact with anyone, except one exception—Riddick.
“He crawled up onto the ottoman with Riddick and was just holding him,” Junior said. “You could tell Riddick knew he wasn’t feeling well and laid with him. He [Dawson] tossed and turned a bit and about 30 minutes later passed out cold for over an hour. Riddick never moved.”
Riddick, too, was the only one who wanted to be there for Dawson during the time he was flu-ridden. Riddick is always there for Dawson and their parents happily watch him being sweet and protective towards his little brother.
“Riddick is the most well-tempered, chill dog you could ask for,” Junior said. “He’s just gentle, loving and tolerant of anything. Everyone loves Riddick. He’s just the pup you always wish for.”
And, with the help of Riddick’s selfless comfort, Dawson began feeling better soon. And within no time, he was back to normal, running around with his two best friends in the world. And, without a doubt, Riddick is still always there right beside him, protecting him from any kind of harm.
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