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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 :lol: 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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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! :roll: (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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thanks :)

Yesterday we took him for a car ride, to get boxes, and he is pretty good in cars.No peeing, drooling, whining, howling.. =D Also, we need a bigger crate -.- I think we may ask our neighbor if we may borrow their massive one. He JUST fits in the one we have!

He also had four accidents... which seems to be the norm. He doesn't seem to go outside... For instance I catch him before he poops, get him outside, and he won't go x.x Any tips on that? We've used rags we dabbed pee up, and his own "oops" poops put outside, and he still hasn't gotten it. He also prefers playing with the pee pads 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 :)
Yep. It's really sad. But we are in a world that kills perfectly healthy dogs too :(
 

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Agreed on that :roll: Oh, and the estimated surgeries for dog's eyes depending on the problem is usualy between 2000 and 6000. -dies- ALTHOUGH he is adapting really well, and if he has double vision he may be able to "tune out one vision" which is possible in pets and people alike.
 

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Scott does so well in car rides. He also, does not need to be on a leash... He never likes to be too far away from you. And because he swerves, it's hard to keep a leash on him, in your hand, without both of you getting tangled up!

He also now has a pig's nose, to nom on instead of people. Right now he's snoozing, after a good couple walks outside, and tons of water.

He also has had NO accidents today, he peed outside by himself!!! Yay!

The three bedroom place we looked at, does not have a fenced yard, however the place is awesome. Downstairs has laminate, upstairs carpet... And a built in baby gate at the bottom.

The second place we hopefully see tomorrow =D

Also, his right ear flops forward now o_O
 

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Scott!! =D We are getting him to learn to chew on the rope when teething, not people :roll: I surprised him when I grabbed his scruff without him knowing while he nommed a guest's foot. Didn't hurt him, just...scared him lol.

Anyways, here's some pics.
 

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Aww he's so lucky to have a good mommy :) ( i hope you dont mind me calling you that, I know some people would be offended)

Everytime I see Scottie I think of my DS game Nintendogs I used to have. My fav dog on there was a GSD with scottie's markings named Rocky :3
 

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Awww :3 lol! Ehh, I don't mind I guess.

He will actually be a pretty darn good dog once he is house trained and is done teething o_o
 

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Awww cute, how is gurgi doing?Is he better with his new playmate?
 

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Tch Gurgi is acting like an old fart who refuses to play. he does NOT like playing. Poor pup is trying so hard... Currently I have Gurgi at a friend's place, so we can focus on the pup, moving, and cleaning lol.

It's been about....5 times that Gurgi dashed out of the door, when usually when I say STAY he stays. And it has been frustrating on all ends! So to keep him from being snagged by the dog po po, me getting a fine, him getting hit by a car, he's "boarding" at a friend's place lol. And my friend LOVES him!



edit: teaching a dog not to bite: he is very very persistent. The way he's learning is we lpace a thumb beneath the tongue, holding his bottom jaw lightly. That, or closing his mouth, and saying "don't bite!" then replacing US with a TOY lol.

He also went pee today, outside! Yay! Yesterday he had 3 accidents - peed outside once.
 

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hehe woop :D
 
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