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Monday, 24 October 2011

Blind Great Dane looking for home (oh and it's guide dog!)

In the news is the story of a Great Dane which is currently looking for a new home. This one is special though, because she's blind. Not only is he blind, but she has her very own guide dog. Yes you heard me, a dog has a guide dog.

"Lilly, six, was barely a puppy when she was struck down by a condition that caused her eyelashes to grow into her eyeballs, damaging them beyond repair."

Apparently the pair have become inseparable over the last few years. Sadly their owner could no longer look after them.

"It was after this traumatic event that her relationship with seven-year-old Maddison developed as she took her under her wing.
The best buddies lived together until their owners decided they couldn't look after them any more.
Miss Campbell said:

'With her lack of sight, Lily's other senses have heightened so although we don't split them up often she can tell if Maddison is nearby. 'They curl up together to go to sleep and they are very vocal with each other. 'We haven't analysed their different barks but if Lily wants to go forward and Maddison is in her way, the bark will have a different pitch.
'They are very close to one another and enjoy each other's company'."

Here are some pictures of the two dogs:

I have to say it is a lovely story of friendship.

If you want to read the full story then go to this link:


It's worth looking at and passing on!

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