Tuesday 1 November 2011

Blind Great Dane and her guide dog need a new home

I read about these two dogs in today's Toronto Star.

Blind Great Dane Lily and her guide dog Madison are melting hearts around the world with their enduring tale of friendship that has seen its share of hardship.

Lily was only 18 months old when veterinarians removed both her eyes as she was suffering from entropion, a condition that caused her eyelashes to roll inward and scratch painfully against her eyeballs.

As Lily recuperated in darkness — too timid to move — her best friend Madison slowly began encouraging her sightless friend to start moving. Madison would lead the way — a guide dog for a dog, steering her pal, alerting her to danger in her path.

In time, with Madison at her side Lily regained the confidence to play outside the house. Now the pair — Lily is six years old now; Madison is seven — is facing its next challenge: finding a new home.

You can read the rest of the story here.

What great pals! I hope they find a home together.


highheeledlife said...

Wow truly a story of unconditional love and friendship!! I was happy to read in the article that the UK shelter is making it clear they must be adopted together..xo HHL

Isabel said...

That is a sweet story. I hope the doggies get adopted!

Adaptable Kay said...

I swear, animals are full of unconditional love and boundless capabilities! This is such an amazing story :)

If I could, I wouldn't hesitate to snatch them both up and take them home with me!

Since I can't though, I hope they both get a good home :)