Monday, October 22, 2012
There was something strange about the dog. At first I thought she had electric lights instead of eyes, because her eyes seemed to be glowing.
She was a Corgi mix, and she moved slowly and stiffly on her short legs. When the dog reached the curb, the owner shortened the leash. The dog leaned forward, touching her nose to the curb, and then she gingerly lifted her paw and climbed the curb. She sniffed around near my chair.
The dog was completely blind with cataracts. The owner was patiently guiding her on her morning walk.
The dog's name was Baby Doll. She was more than twelve years old. She did just fine with her hearing and her sense of smell. She found a crust of bread and started munching it. "Get that out of your mouth, Baby Doll," the owner said.
"She knows her way around my house. But I've got to make sure I don't leave anything out of place, or she'll bump into it."
Previously: Old Dog Silver