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    Brave Little Guy

    Peli (which means "Lucky" in the Basque language) was found wandering the streets of a local city. He was covered with fox-tail burrs which had scratched his corneas. The American Maltese Association asked me to pick him up at the animal shelter and deliver him to a veterinary eye specialist. It was found that, although his corneas had been scratched, his eyes had never developed and this guy had been blind since birth. I can just imagine how terrifying it must have been for a five pound dog to wander as a stray "WHILE BLIND".

    Anyway, he has been nursed back to health and although he will never see, he doesn't know that he is blind. He is a happy little guy who has adapted quite well to our house and yard. It is amazing how the little guy can navigate without the benefit of sight.

    He is a darling boy and we have become bosom buddies. He gets excited when he hears my voice and I am beginning to clicker train him. He can locate the sound of the clicker and comes from even a distance.

    He loves to be held and will make someone a very nice pet. We have already had some interest in him from possible adoptive homes...

    Brave Little Guy

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    Re: Brave Little Guy

    Richard, I am somewhat of a dedicated cat fan, but that little fellow right there is a real heartbreaker, and if I thought that my cats would tolerate him (ie: not harm him), I would want him also. Kudo's to you for bringing him back to health and helping him find a good home.Brave Little Guy

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    This is not the best videography and it is a really quick and dirty job of editing but, it shows Peli's independence and how capable this brave little guy is. He doesn't know that he is handicapped and can navigate all over my very large, fenced-in yard. He has his own "radar" and will seldom bump into anything twice.

    I am in awe and am so proud of this little guy...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KS2wFa1dwY

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    Re: Brave Little Guy

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    This is not the best videography and it is a really quick and dirty job of editing but, it shows Peli's independence and how capable this brave little guy is. He doesn't know that he is handicapped and can navigate all over my very large, fenced-in yard. He has his own "radar" and will seldom bump into anything twice.

    I am in awe and am so proud of this little guy...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KS2wFa1dwY
    What an active little fellow. You would never realize he's blind.

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    That was a great video - good quality too despite what you say. My wife wants to know if you can ship him over ? .From what you say, Richard I assume you are half-way house between rescue and re-homing ? Maybe you'll keep this little fella as he's special, I don't think he would want to be re-homed, looks like he's claimed your backyard for himself...I don't think you'll want him to go either when it comes to it Btw.. that's a great backyard you have there.

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