BREAKING NEWS: Butte County Sheriff's Office Has Identified Woman Killed in Fatal Rollover Crash Full Story
SEVERE WX: Fire Weather Watch View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

10-year-old boy and dog share special bond, birthday

A young boy's special bond with his 1-year-old dog is something that will melt your heart.When Camden Gatling ...

Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 3:46 PM
Updated: Feb. 7, 2018 3:47 PM

A young boy's special bond with his 1-year-old dog is something that will melt your heart.

When Camden Gatling was 9, his mother Heidi said he was working on his confidence. He really wanted a dog, but she and her husband were unsure about the responsibility, and wanted to wait.

Camden really wanted a German Wirehaired Pointer Griffon, a hunting dog that Camden say could train when he and his dad went hunting. They decided Camden would get his dream dog, but when he turned 10. Then he'd be ready for the responsibility.

However, a year before that, Heidi says they got a call from the breeder they'd been talking to. She said a litter of puppies had been born on Jan. 25. The same day as Camden's birthday.

"They were an accidental litter," she said. "I was like, 'how do you not move forward with that.'"

A year later, the pair is inseparable. They just had a joint birthday party, and Camden of course, got his buddy some toys.

"He's playful, and hairy, and a good listener," Camden said.

Most of all, now mom says, her 10-year-old's confidence has gone through the roof.

Article Comments

Chico
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 75°
Oroville
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 71°
Paradise
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 75°
Chester
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 57°
Red Bluff
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 73°
Willows
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 75°
Cooler... but still locally smoky
KHSL Watches & Warnings
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events