Generally speaking, both therapy dog and companion dogs are human best friends and constant buddy. They get this classification from their ability to help the owner with multiple problems. These dogs are almost like having your own live-in therapist. Studies have shown that people who interact with pets live longer and have a much better quality of life than those who do not.
Tyler McCready, like most high school seniors, donned a hat and gown for his graduation from Rose Bud High school in Arkansas. So, also, did his constant companion, Sinatra.
Sinatra, who seems to have at least one blue eye like his namesake, is McCready’s diabetes alert dog. The two are connected at the hip. So it made sense for the two to walk and receive a diploma together.
“He's been here since the 10th grade, so he’s earned it,” said Jerry McCready, Tyler’s father, told THV11.
“He hasn’t really been a good chick magnet, and I haven’t gotten any phone numbers,” Tyler said jokingly.
Tyler was diagnosed with Type I diabetes back in 2012 and since then, he and his family have learned to live with the disease.
Wherever Tyler finishes for college (he hope for Florida!), Sinatra will accompany him.
“We did not know anything about diabetes, and nothing is known about counting carbohydrates, none of that. We were thrown into a whirlwind,” said Tyler's father.
They got a GOFUNDME together to raise money for a service dog, one that could let Tyler know when blood sugar was getting high or low.
Watch the amazing video of Tyler McCready and his adorable dog on the next page.