Wednesday, June 09, 2010
There's no beating around it: it's been a rough time at the LeLo household. Our much beloved dog, Wink, was acting strangely last week and within two days, completely lost her vision, permanently. She's been diagnosed with SARDS,Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration, and there is no cure. Once such a happy-go-lucky dog, she's now rendered timid, staring into space, and very quiet. She's less than five years old.
That's the bad news.
The good news? She, and us, are slowly learning a new way to live together. A life of sound instead of hand signals, bells on our ankles, the use of scents to define spaces, and much trust and guidance. And thank god for bubble wrap. Stairs are tough to maneuver, and dangerous. They require much guidance, tapping and coaxing. And some such picking up and carrying. I could go on and on about more of these techniques, but really, I just wanted to let my blog readers know.
It's a whole new world.