Arkansas boy befriends dog with same rare skin disease
CANBY, Ore. -- An 8-year-old boy from Arkansas who has vitiligo, a rare skin disorder, has found confidence thanks to a dog who has the same disease. Carter Blanchard and Rowdy, a 13-year-old Labrador retriever from Canby, Ore., have finally met up after being online buddies. "Around the age of 11, he started to get just a little white. I didn't think anything of it, I just thought he was getting old," Rowdy's owner Niki Umbenhower told KATU-TV.