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Hello I am from Washington and I live with my boyfriend of 6 years. We have adopted 2 beagle girls, within a couple months of eachother. One is Shelby, she is about to turn 6 and we rescued her from a shelter about 2 years ago. She is microchipped but the rescue was unable to contact her previous owners for whatever reason. She has just lost her eye sight in September, she was diagnosed with SARDS. That was very difficult for me to go through. She has adjusted very well, and doesn't seem to mind this big change at all. Still loves her food and walks. A couple months later we got our other girl Puppy, we never could think of a name for her so Puppy just stuck. She was a stray that someone posted on Craigslist and no one claimed her. So I contacted them and said if no one claimed, i want her. So she became ours and she is one crazy girl. I want to say she is about 2 now. Her energy level is high, but Shelby is not. They don't play together which is sad, because Puppy is always wanting to play. Now with Shelby being blind, she definately doesn't want to play at all. So Puppy usually keeps herself busy playing with her toys alone or with us.

Is anyone else dealing with one of their dogs losing their sight? I struggle with keeping myself positive and not getting saddened by it.

Sorry for talking so much, thank you for reading :)
 

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My first beagle went deaf first and then his sight was failing as he got older. He got around very well and would follow my younger greyhound around safely. I used hand signals when he started to go deaf and just made the signals larger with more movement when his sight was going. My friend had two poodles and one was blind. The blind one followed the sighted one everywhere, it was amazing.
 

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Yes she does follow our other one alot and she does get around quite well. She still sits on the back porch and looks around like she used to. I'm very happy she has adjusted, and I have gotten alot better myself. I am happy she is still with us and is healthy. It did take a while for me to accept it and not be saddened by it.
 
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