Maybe it was the beautiful fall day with its crispness and color. It might have been the scents of autumn. It could well have been the great exercise that dogs give their masters....
Or it could have been all of those things....especially with a blind dog.
(It's been a full year since we had a vet-doc removed both of Cocoa's eyes due to painfully severe glaucoma.)
And our sweet 7 year old mut has made it a GREAT year. At first, with any disability (human or animal) entering into a home, everyone has to become involved and helpful.
In a few important ways, Cocoa made it easy for us...
Her temperament, her love for us (especially her reaction to all of us when my son, Nate, died - which was amazing to witness) and her...walks!!
Yep, her walks. From the start, this COMPLETELY blind dog wanted her leash and her walks. I thought she was crazy. But not so....I was the crazy one.
So, today, we walked...in the bright sunshine of a cool October morning.
A beautiful blind pup named, Cocoa, and her "seeing eye master", named Dennis.
"Fetch the leash, Dennis and Susan, fetch", she seems to say...and we do.
She has shown us what it means to see without eyes and to fully enjoy our senses - even if one of them is missing.