Blind Dog

Spike here,

Well it’s official…I am blind.  Not totally though.  I can see light and dark.  It’s still been quite a change for me.  I run into things, miss food that has dropped on the ground and now I have to dictate my blog posts.  What a pain.

Thank goodness for my owners.  They’re being very supportive.  They’ve done a lot.  Food flavorings to scent the door ways and  stairs.  Lemon for the back door and cinnamon at the base of the stairs.  They keep more lights on to help me see and they’ve taught me new words like “step” and “door”.  I’m on a leash when I go outside because sometimes the smells move with the wind and I can’t find my way back to the house.

I think I’m getting something called a halo.  I heard them ordering it. It’s some kind of wire structure attached to a harness so it bumps the wall before I do.  I guess I’ll get used to it.

Overall it’s not too bad.  Thank goodness for my other senses, especially hearing and smell.  I am really using them now.

I just wanted to let you know what’s going on with me in case you may know of another dog that has issues with their sight.  Maybe you could help them like my owners are helping me.

take care,

Spike