I adopted Lucas, a five year-old Golden Retriever shortly after
my 15 year-old retriever had passed on. He arrived with a sack full of problems and he
eventually went blind. However, he is a great, great dog and has found a place in the house
without any problems. We recently (my girlfriend, a four year-old husky and myself) moved
to a house with steps, stairs and a swimming pool that just can't be covered. After falling
in twice he avoids the area during the day (I think he sees some of the blue…) and sleeps
indoors at night. His husky companion has no pity on him but they make a good team. Sade is
quite lively but Lucas has chilled her out. Lucas follows the clinking noise Sade's chain
makes and they tend to sleep together.
Lucas is a wonderful example of how a dog can cope with blindness as long as he
accompanied, attended to and that the person who walks him remembers to guide him over
rough terrain, curbs etc.
Story by Brendan