6/16/14: Can you believe I HAVE A HOME with the Rode’s. Please meet my new people Dennis and Suzy. They have done a lot of research about us blind dogs and getting things ready to take me home. Once they met me they saw I’m not that much different and just do things a little slower. Last night I slept on my brand new doggie bed and this morning we went for a walk together. I love them already and they love me too. How could I ever express my gratitude to the folks that helped me to find them and a home I never imagined possible for me? This is the home you folks promised me and the other collies told me about.
5/17/14: Well I went to see the eye doctor this week and she has a twelve year old smooth collie so I got the special treatment. I hopped right in the van all by myself and a very independent fellow. Any way it seems I have progressive retinal atrophy which is what caused my cataracts and my sight cannot be restored. I have adjusted to not being able to see and have learned to rely on my other senses. I can follow your footsteps and do very well on the leash. Once I learn where everything is I rarely bump into things. I can do anything the other dogs do just a little slower. Blind dogs need homes too and I would really like to have mine. Do you have a special place in your heart for one who needs you?
5/7/14: I have an appointment with the eye doctor on the 13th to find out if my cataracts can be removed and some of my sight restored. Please keep me in your prayers.
4/25/14: Well what a day it has been for me with going to the vet for a bath, dental and neuter. Thank goodness I was heartworm negative but someone could have warned me about that neutering thing. You should have seen me try to hope in the van and I’m an independent kind of guy. When I heal up from the neuter I am going to the eye doctor to see if something can be done about my cataracts. Thanks everyone for keeping me in your prayers.
4/10/14: I’m pretty proud of myself today and after covering every inch of the yard with my nose, learned to go up and down the deck stairs all by myself. I’m doing great with the other dogs although I sometimes bump into them and they just get up a move. They seem to understand that I don’t see well and very nice to me. I am so happy here where I have a normal dog life with love and many pets.
3/22/14: This is so confusing and I just arrived with Parker yesterday. First my people take me to the animal shelter however a nice lady got me out and now I am here at the rescue. It is a bit harder for me to understand because I am blind and 10 + years old. It is clear that they care about me here and thank you for taking me in. I have so much medical work to be done with a dental, neutering and vaccinations. Please keep this senior fellow in your prayers and if you would like to help with my care I would really appreciate it.
Thank you Nancy Covey, Carla Ashby, Michele Ewing, Samantha Hjerpe, John Olsakovsky, Dennis & Suzanne Rode, Nicholas Lamparter, Virginia Coile, Scott Henning, Jan Wiley, Lisa OHara, Kimberlee Rettberg, Gordana Kosutic, Beverly Hirt, Kelly Anne Kasheta, Nancy Marks, Melissa Stone, Carol Lightcap, Merry Day, Anne White, Mark Serosky, Deborah Sullivan and Abbie E Schaub for caring about this senior gentleman.