Friday, November 26, 2010
BLIND DOGS KELLER AND LEO
Blind dogs are just as lovable as those without sight. Leo and Keller are two of them. Leo, above, was born with limited to no vision. One eye had to be removed. But, it never affected his cheerful and loving spirit! He has never snapped or bitten besides a play nibble here and there. He also loves attention and loves when his foster mom gets down on his level to "wrestle" and hug him. He gets along with everyone. He also loves a good belly rub. :-)
Leo is moving to his forever home in a few weeks!! I know he will be so excited. He will have a new Pekingese sister who is also blind. I'm sure they'll be best friends.
Keller came into rescue last summer. He is blind because he wasn't taken care of-- he has to have his eye removed, but it doesn't seem to bother him a bit.
He loves big dogs and small dogs! Keller is still doing fabulous! His foster mom found a poem about a blind rescue. She said it reminds her of little Keller, and made her heart melt. When I read it, it did the same for me.
"I cannot see you Mommy, when you cuddle me so near.
And yet I know you love me, it's in the words I hear.
I cannot see you Daddy, when you hold me by your side.
But still I know you love me when you tell me so with pride.
I cannot see to run and play out in the sun so bright.
For here inside my tiny head it's always dark as night.
I cannot see the treats you give when I am extra good.
But I can wag my tail in Thanks just like a good dog should.
"She cannot see. The dog's no good" is what some folks might say.
"She can't be trained, she'll never learn. She must be put away.
"But not you, Mom and Daddy. You know that it's alright.
Because I love you just as much as any dog with sight.
You took me in, you gave me love and we will never part.
Because I'm blind with just my eyes, I see you in my heart."
No matter whether an animal is blind, deaf, handicapped, or perfectly healthy, everyone needs help, love, and a home. Thank you to all who foster and adopt these special dogs.