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Guide Dog for a Dog

October 28, 2011

I loved this news article when I first read it this afternoon. A happy ending for two Great Danes who will receive a new home after their original owner couldn’t cope anymore and had to give them away to a shelter.

What makes this story special is that one of the Danes, Lilly is blind.

Lily lost her eyes to an incurable condition which caused her eyelashes to grow into her eyeballs.”

So Lilly relies on her partner Maddison to be her eyes. And I thought guide dogs were only for humans. One article reads:

The devoted dog leads Lily around when they are out, walking close to her and touching her to let the blind pooch know where to go.”

Due to the strong bond and reliance of one dog on the other, one condition for any prospective new owners was for both dogs to be adopted together. But with a single Great Dane being a big responsibility in itself, taking two dogs at the same time is a big ask, especially if people are put off with a blind dog.

A campaign was arranged, advertising the pair’s needs. As a result hundreds of people called in being interesting in helping out.

I am sure one of them will become the owners of the two.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 29, 2011 4:58 am

    What a beautiful story – thanks for sharing!

  2. October 29, 2011 5:32 am

    I still feel sad about Lily. It’s good she has her friend always near and now will have new humans.

    • October 29, 2011 10:29 am

      Yep it was sad reading that, but at least it wasn’t from some act of cruelty.

  3. Alen permalink
    October 29, 2011 3:16 pm

    You’re melting my cold heart here, man.. 😦

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