Through the years, we have seen dogs as movie stars in a variety of genre, from true to life and fictional story to animated and musical. Who could forget the classic Hachiko and 101 dalmatians movies that we all learned to love as kids?
Up to today, we still adore dogs acting on stage, and that includes this adorable pooch from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey that acted as the main character in a school play.
Gauge is an energetic golden retriever that has been a service dog to a high school girl named Erin Bischoff for about four years now. But the six-year-old dog not only proved to be an excellent service dog but also an incredible rising star.
Erin uses a wheelchair ever since she was diagnosed with osteogenesis emperfecta or in simpler terms, brittle bone disease. Learning about her condition, Canine Assistants, a Georgia-based non-profit organization, assigned Gauge to her and they have been best friends ever since.
As her assistant, her furry friend is the one who gets what she needs, turns on and off the lights, carries objects for her, and pulls her wheelchair. Gauge had definitely made life easier for Erin.
Their tandem then led them to become stars in their roleplay of The Wizard of Oz at Hasbrouck Heights High School. Erin got the lead role of Dorothy, and her castmates decided to make Gauge the Toto. She and other casts trained the pooch to become the best Toto which turned out to be quite challenging as the dog needed to learn new tasks.
After going through exercises and drills, the pup was finally getting the hang of the role. Erin couldn’t get much happier to see her canine friend up on the stage with her. The play was a success, and the furry actor received a lot of love and praises from the audience.
Watch their adorable tandem here.
Courtesy of Inside Edition