Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Having a blind dog can present a few challenges, but they can be happy little souls.   
 Kai Kai wags his tail furiously when I pick him up.   He has so much joy in him when I'm close.
 Benny/Benjamin is one of the happiest dogs I know.   He came to me blind, and it never got in his way.  (He may have a tiny bit of sight, but we weren't sure.)   He wasn't a bit handicapped.  He could maneuver around my house amazingly well-- even when he came to visit a few months after he left, he remembered the path to the back door. 
These dogs can't see but, their other senses step up and the world is still an adventure.  
 When you have a blind dog, don't forget to keep a sense of humor.   You might not be able to move the furniture as much.   They can remember how the house is set up, get around well and amaze you.
 I saw a poem on blind dogs and wanted to share it.   (My vet ophthalmologist with Benny and Kai Kai-- Dr. Nadelstein in Chesapeake, VA.)
 "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."


LadyJicky said...

Oh that was just so beautiful Linda :)

Lost Earring said...

Oh boy, talk about tears, they're running down my face right now with that beautiful poem. I like animals, I adore dogs, I worship Pekingese but most of all I'm in awe of the little blind guys who despite living in darkness still gives love and companionship to us. That is the ultimate gift from them.