SHREWSBURY, England — A blind couple is engaged to be married after their guide dogs became an item during a guide dog training course.
Claire Johnson first met Mark Gaffey after their guide dogs immediately ran to each other while attending a two-week training course for guide dogs. Their dogs, Rodd and Venice, instantly took a liking to one another and were reportedly inseparable during the course.
“During the training out two dogs, Rodd and Venice, seemed to know something we didn’t,” Gaffey, 52, told the Telegraph. “They were always playing together and nuzzling up together.”
Gaffey says even the trainers noticed the attraction between the two dogs and said that they were the “love and romance of the course.”
At the end of the training course, Johnson, who lost her eyesight at 24 because of diabetes, says she made the first move and invited Gaffey and Rodd out to coffee.
During the training out two dogs, Rodd and Venice, seemed to know something we didn’t. They were always playing together and nuzzling up together.
“We connected straight away,” Johnson, who is now 50, said. “I remember Mark texting me saying ‘If you’d let me I could make your world a lot happier’.”
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