Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday - You're going to love this one! :)

Edward, retired blind guide dog and his (and his owner's) guide dog, Opal.


When Graham Waspe’s loyal guide dog of six years was diagnosed with a rare form of glaucoma, Waspe was devastated. The local animal hospital did everything they could to preserve Edward’s sight, but ultimately had to remove his eyes to alleviate the pain and prevent further damage.
 
Graham was at a loss. He knew he needed a new guide dog to help him navigate his surroundings, but he didn’t want to abandon his loyal friend whom he loved dearly. Enter Opal, a two-year-old female that would soon guide both Edward and Graham.

The duo became a trio, and the three of have gotten along harmoniously ever since. You can read more about this touching story at the East Anglian Daily Times and Daily Mail.


Isn't that the neatest thing?

From me and Katie, have a great Wordless Wednesday, everyone!  :)

 

21 comments:

  1. Oh, how I loved this story. I made my home in Marin County, California for over thirty years. Guide Dogs for the Blind is located in San Rafael and the dogs and their new masters were very visible as they went through their paces in training. They ask that people not interrupt when the dogs are "working," as it could confuse them. It's wonderful to just stand by and watch them with their blind master - crossing streets, checking on safety of the sidewalk in advance of allowing their master to walk there, guiding the master through congestion (crowds, furniture, paths, etc.). Thanks for sharing yet another heartwarming tale about the tails of guide dogs.

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  2. What are the odds of a seeing-eye dog going blind I wonder? Cute story.

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  3. That's a great story. I had a basset hound I had bought from a family moving to Hawaii. Two years later Max at the age of 7 was walking into things. The vet, whom had a lab with the same issue (retina degeneration) said he would be ok without any surgery. Max spent the last 6 years of his life blind and unless I told people, they never knew being around him.

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  4. A heart warming story of a family helping each other! Loved it!

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  5. So sweet. We had yellow labs, so this was particularly touching.

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  6. Thank you, Barbara! This is the dearest & sweetest sotry I've ever heard of. Thank you so much.

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  7. That is indeed a beautiful and inspiring story!!!!

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  8. Wonderful story!!! Glad he found a way to keep and help the dog who had given so much to him.

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  9. Sniff, What a wonderful, heartfelt story! Thanks for sharing!

    Maura

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