Lemmy is a giant black mastiff that recently won the Blue Cross Medal for his contribution to the lives of Max and Joe Landowski.
The two brothers recently lost their previous family pet Suzi and were overcome with grief. The elder brother, the 27-year-old Max became so consumed with pain that he became suicidal.
However, that’s when Lemmy came into their lives. The gorgeous mastiff with huge personality gave the two brothers the newfound happiness that they needed.
Joe Landowski, who is 19-years-old, has been suffering from social anxiety all his life. He has spent five years locked away in his room, but now, thanks to Lemmy, he can comfortably go out and play.
For his contribution to the Landowski family, Lemmy was honored with the prestigious Blue Cross Medal.
Maria Landowski, the mother of Joe and Max from Didcot, Oxfordshire, said that losing Suzi has had a dramatic impact on her sons’ lives. However, thanks to Lemmy’s arrive from a Blue Cross rehoming center, this is all behind them.
“Lemmy has brought immense joy to our family after such a tragic event for us, and I believe he saved my both children’s lives,” she said.
“Both of my sons had become extremely depressed after the death of Suzi. My eldest son Max became suicidal. It’s the worst thing any mother can experience, seeing your own son in such a low place, it broke my heart.
“As a mother, the fact that my son is now feeling safe, secure and happy in his life and no longer feeling suicidal means so much, words cannot describe. Lemmy did that, he’s saved him.”
Max also elaborated how Lemmy has changed his life.
“They say depression is a black dog, well it took a big black dog called Lemmy to help me through mine,” he said.
“I can honestly say I don’t know if I’d be here if it wasn’t for him. I was in a really bad place with my mental health and couldn’t see a way out.
“Lemmy has changed my life around, he brings me so much joy and the bond we have is the reason I get up in the mornings, I just dread to think where we would be without him. We’re thrilled to be able to give him the Blue Cross Medal, to show just how amazing he is.”