Being Blind Doesn't Stop a Dog

I talk about my sissy spaniel a lot and how she went blind but it doesn't stop her from playing fetch, swimming and living life to the fullest. Well, sissy Sarah (human sister) took this video yesterday of Jenny playing fetch. Wish dad wasn't walking around in it but he is one of those that whenever you are video taping something , he either gets in the way of the video or he turns the TV up louder. We try to video when he isn't around :) but when sissy is in the mood to play, we go with it.





Blind dogs can still do everything a dog with sight does. I do suggest you not move your furniture around a lot and when you do you give your dog time to adjust before getting a good game of fetch going. Don't pity a blind dog. They use their ears and nose as the first senses just as a dog that has full eye sight. Have you ever seen a dog find the perfect place to potty use its sight to find such spot? Probably not , because they smell their way around the yard to find the spot.
Jenny Sue goes with us when we run in the open field. She trots around the field but ma either uses a clicker or jingles her car keys so Jenny Sue can hear where the rest of the crew is. She still loves to go for car rides but she has to wear a seat belt because she likes to ride in ma's lap while she is driving. This is a huge no no in our car but Jenny doesn't mind to wear her seat belt.
Later I will take video of Jenny Sue swimming. We all just had a flea treatment so we have to wait to swim. I will show you how great blind dogs are!


7 comments:

  1. PAWsome. Our neighbors dog was blind too (due to age and just recently passed away. Blind dog have a special sense on what's around them. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  2. Carma, how wonderful for your sissy that everyone still treats her "as always" and plays with her. We dogs are so brilliant...
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. Only thing we changed was not moving furniture around but when we do for Christmas , we give her a couple days to adjust before putting ornaments on the tree. BOL!

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  3. Our Helen came to us blind when she was 9 years old. No problems . Always say we adopted her because I don't like to move furniture .

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    1. That is a pawfest reason to have a blind dog.

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  4. What an inspiration! She's so sweet and is lucky to have such great humans and doggie sibling! Can't wait to see the next video :) x

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  5. Jenny Sue is a beauty! Hmm. Maybe I can convince my husband that I'm blind so he won't want to move furniture. He loves moving furniture. Do you think he'll still let me drive?

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