His owner, a librarian at the Aurora, Colorado public library, brought him to work each day to socialize him before he went into his guide dog training. Kimistry Howard often visited the library with her two boys that she was home schooling.
Both of the boys are disabled. Javie has autism and wouldn’t speak even to his own family. Javary has a spinal disorder and doctors have said that he would never walk. But when they met Pesto it was love at first sight. They knew Pesto was going to train as a guide dog but for a year he brought them pure joy when they visited the library.
Sadly Pesto went off to train as a guide dog.
Then on the last day of Pesto’s training, something strange happened. Although he had aced every test during training, he failed the final tests and wouldn’t graduate.
Howard believes that Pesto didn’t fail, but made a choice to come back to Colorado to be with Javary and Javie who needed him the most.
For two years Pesto has been the Howard family pet. Now when Javae comes to the library, he reads aloud. When Javary wants to get a drink of water, he walks.
"He shouldn't be able to do a lot of things. That walking should not be happening," said Howard.
If this is what Pesto's failure looks like, perhaps the black lab was destined for greatness in failure all along. Story and video