Friday, November 26, 2010


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.
About a blind rescue...
"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.


lady jicky said...

I was just thinking Linda - in a world where everything must be "perfect" - just look at all the ads telling us to buy this or that and we will be "better" I find it so wonderful that there are still people out there who don't buy/believe that rot!
I wish the families that adopted Keller and Leo all the best for they are special and loving people :)

emilyp said...

What a great entry for today:)

Karin said...

What a touching poem!
A friend of mine just found out her cattle dog's glaucoma has progressed to the point of complete blindness. I don't think people realize dogs can have glaucoma. She told the vet at a previous vet visit that something was wrong with her dog's eyes, but the vet said he couldn't find anything wrong. By the following routine vet exam it was too late. If a dog is diagnosed with glaucoma early enough, eye drops can stop the progression of the disease and avoid blindness. Glaucoma is also very painful and can cause the eye to rupture from all the pressure.