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Dog Becomes Guide-Dog to Blind Canine Sibling
Trending Now-Yahoo News ^ | 3/7/13 | Melissa Knowles

Posted on 03/07/2013 1:13:38 PM PST by Kartographer

Guide dogs are not just for humans anymore. Nope. Visually impaired dogs apparently use them, too. That's the case with dog buddies Eddie and Milo. Eddie is a 7-year-old black Labrador. His owner, Angie Baker-Stedham, of Cardiff, Wales, noticed that the dog was losing his sight last year when he started walking into walls and trashcans. Milo is a 6-year-old terrier mix. He had always been close to Eddie, and he took on a new role with his friend -- guide dog.

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Devoted: Eddie and Milo curled up together.

This dog has more compassion than many people I know, in fact dogs in general have more compassion than most people and yet they are the ones that should know better.
1 posted on 03/07/2013 1:13:39 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

I had an English Setter who had diabetes and became blind for the final three years of his life. I was truly amazed at how well he managed. He stopped going up the stairs to the second floor, preferring to sleep in a chair in the living room. He would no longer jump into the vehicles, but wait for me to lift him in. The only trouble he got into was when he went out at night and it began snowing heavily and he couldn’t pick up the scent of his track to find his way back to the house. Fortunately he was found under a spruce tree.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 1:23:59 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Kartographer
My 13 year old Yorkie named Ricki Ricardo got diabetes and went blind a few months later. We have a 5 pound silky named Luci Belle Ricardo who the vet said would probably help Ricki when outside (he did pretty well in the house considering). All Luci did was steal Ricki's bones and hide them for later. We made the dogs do tricks to get treats and bones. If Luci was a voter she would be a liberal democrat. She steals from those who earned it themselves, and when in heat she is.....a...... She does things I never saw a female dog do, she must have blood from those Hollywood dogs. Unfortunately Ricki died about 8 weeks ago. I keep thinking, God why take Ricki, he's such a good dog; look at the tramp Luci is? It seems the wicked always prospers.
3 posted on 03/07/2013 2:21:41 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Alaska Wolf

These are family we are talking about.


4 posted on 03/07/2013 2:22:15 PM PST by handmade
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To: handmade
These are family we are talking about.

All of my dogs have been and are family. They travel with me wherever I go, sleep in my bed, have regular health checkups and appointments with the groomer. They are loved more, eat better and have better living conditions than many children in Obozo's America.

5 posted on 03/07/2013 2:29:07 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping!


6 posted on 03/07/2013 7:16:11 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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7 posted on 03/07/2013 7:17:45 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Kartographer
Dog Becomes Guide-Dog to Blind Canine Sibling

Wonderful story, but I had to chuckle at the headline. I always assumed most dogs' siblings would be canine:)

8 posted on 03/07/2013 7:38:39 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Alaska Wolf

How fun to have something pleasant to read. I am petless at the moment, but that was a big adjustment for me. As a friend of mine said once about her cat- they love you, short tall fat skinny rich poor- they love you. Applies to both dogs and cats.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 7:39:28 PM PST by handmade
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To: Ken H

This happened several years ago but German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (CA) had a similar situation.

http://www.gsroc.org/available_dogs_detail.asp?ID=1093


10 posted on 03/07/2013 7:48:54 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Alaska Wolf
I had an English Setter who had diabetes and became blind for the final three years of his life.

We have a min-pin going through that right now. It is amazing how well she gets around.

11 posted on 03/07/2013 8:24:21 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: handmade
As a friend of mine said once about her cat- they love you, short tall fat skinny rich poor- they love you.

There is little more soothing, calming, spiratual and relaxing than having those big brown eyes peering into yours as you stroke the furry head of your devoted loving dog. Mine is an English Springer Spaniel rescue.

12 posted on 03/07/2013 8:24:50 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Eaker
We have a min-pin going through that right now. It is amazing how well she gets around.

Do you have to give injections twice daily? I believe that was the most difficult thing for both of us.

13 posted on 03/07/2013 8:28:31 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Yes to the shots. We distract her a little and she doesn’t seem to really notice.

My wife has slipped and given her finger a shot a couple of times. I am a bit more careful.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 8:57:50 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Kartographer

I have seen this happen in my own life in the past.

I had an elderly Cocker that went blind and an elderly Lab mix that was her guide dog. Then an elderly Shepard mix decided to be the dog that followed along to “bring up the rear” to be sure the Cocker didn’t miss the signals from the Lab. I didn’t train the behavior...they just did it on their own.

I loved to watch them. They took great care of the Cocker.

Dang! we could have been on the internet!


15 posted on 03/07/2013 9:38:16 PM PST by berdie
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To: Kartographer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5rgTeONDk0


16 posted on 03/07/2013 10:35:29 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

Sick B@$t@RD$, I had to quit watching the “humans” after 30 seconds.


17 posted on 03/08/2013 2:15:44 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

“... who had diabetes and became blind..”

My Cairn got diabetes about a year ago and is almost completely blind. I think he can still see shadows but the lighting has to be right. Anyways, I am his seeing eye human. In the evening, he is by my side. When I get up... he lets me know if he needs an escort to his water dish or outside. The GSD takes over as his guide outside and sort of stays by his side. Dogs really do remarkably well with blindness. My Cairn has everything memorized.. meaning he knows to touch the couch with his nose and back up three spaces. He reminds me of a football kicker... backing up, angling and then launching.


18 posted on 03/08/2013 5:43:20 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Kartographer
One of my JRT’s went blind last year, glaucoma. I have not seen any of this special treatment from my other dogs and I have been watching for it.
19 posted on 03/08/2013 7:03:43 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

They were Obama voters I take it? ;-)


20 posted on 03/08/2013 7:59:25 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Alaska Wolf

I have always had someone else’s throwaway- before the concept of rescue dog became popular. Your description of the relationship is right on.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 8:52:33 AM PST by handmade
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To: verga

Well..to sum it up, the injured dog was pulled to safety and lived but the little girl died.

People wonder why I prefer “the company of wolves”.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 9:03:35 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

I saw the dog, had to stop watching after the second car drove over the little girl.


23 posted on 03/08/2013 1:11:18 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Kartographer

Obama voters????? Absolutely not! All of my dogs are true redneck conservatives!

(I have never been so insulted....... mumble mumble.....)
:(


24 posted on 03/08/2013 4:10:22 PM PST by Ditter
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