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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Scott the "blind" german shepherd

Yes, I am now soing a journal for Scott, (or Scottie as I keep calling him x.x)


For those who do not know him, he is a 3 and a half month old german shepherd pup I got from a breeder who didn't know what to do with him. He is the first "blind" pup she has had.

June 20, 2012: many accidents, nipping, mounting, and spilling stuff :p Don't forget bumping into things!! Gurgi dislikes the rambunctious 25 pound pup squishing his 10 pound body, but he tolerates him Gurgi motivated Scott to ho up the stairs not once, but twice, with little effort from myself or Dean.

June 21, 2012: He goes up the stairs by himself now. I took him and Gurgi for a short walk, passing a barking three-legged adult shepherd cross, and though Scott is apprehensive, Gurgi kept him going.

Note: today I taught him "touch" with his nose and mouth, which is teaching "gentle play" and also showing he CAN see! I definitely believe he has double sight, which I think can be fixed. Once a vet verifies this and the availability/possibility of surgery, I may be setting up a fundraiser for Scottie's eyes. The video will be up later tonight hopefully.

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I can't wait for the video!
I had a blind cat once, and as long as we didn't move the furniture, he had no problem getting around my house once he learned where everything was. (Of course he was an indoor only cat!) I'm sure Scott will do just fine.

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Oh yeah! Lol. He knows there's stuff that doesn't move, he's gotten that down... Funny thing is he DOES know when something foreign is there too... But, only close up. (haha maybe he is like me and is near sighted? :) )

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Ooh! I will now stalk this thread :D He sure is a cutie, don't forget to add plenty of pics over time ;D

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Definitely ;D OMG which reminds me...
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DAWW I just wanna hug the little guy! :D

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lol!!! Well, we are trying to find a reasonable vet, to check his eyes out... After we move we'll get him in (right when he gets his booster too), and then decision will be made after that.

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Aw :) He's adorable! Good on you for taking him and giving him a chance :)

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Thanks Apparently, it was either a new home or euthanising... And how fair is that? It's like saying.... Awww poor blind person, let's kill 'em! (to me anyways xD)

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I hate the double standard. To me, dogs are better than most humans yet they have a little to no chance in life if they're imperfect in any way. humans are never euthanised over being blind/deaf/missing a limb -_-"
I really am glad Scott gets a second chance :)

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