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    Default HOMED! Blen bitch puppy - blind

    Added to the Many Tears site 21-09-05 http://www.freewebs.com/manytearsres...ngforhomes.htm

    Rainbow is 4 months , she was given up by the puppy farmer as she is totally blind. She knows no love and has not been handled, she lived in an empty world with nothing but a meal to look forward to. If ever there was a little dog that needed help, here she is.

    Currently being fosterd in Somerset contact e-mail available on the website


    {I'm breaking my heart over this little one icon_crying }
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    Blind dogs do amazingly well however!! They DO need someone who is priobably going to be in a stable living situation -- eg the same house longterm, and not intending to rearrange the house and furniture for example!! Their noses are so sensitive that they really do get by incredibly well. (as do fully blind cats).

    Obviously this puppy will need an indoor home but will be fine in a fenced garden and usually they do fine on the lead as well.

    Here is a resource website on living with a blind dog:

    http://www.blinddogs.com/

    Here's what that site says:

    If you are considering adopting a blind/visually impaired dog and not sure what to expect? Well for the most part a visually impaired dog is not that much different than a sighted one as you will see from the stories on our site. When a dog looses their sight (or was not born with sight) they come to rely on their other senses and often times these senses become even keener over time.
    There's a mailing list as well.
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    She is a little beauty and hopefully, now she is with Rosemary, she will be able to see an eye specialist. From what I can gather, once they go into foster care a charity will fund them to see any specialists and have treatment etc.

    Apparently, Rainbows needs a lot of special care and attention & love too. She will, I'm sure, get it with Rosemary icon_flowers

    Nicki, I'm sorry I didn't call you yesterday as planned. I had 'one of those days' where you take one step forward and two steps back - nothing got done

    I will def call you in the week - weekends are rather mad around here as the whole family is home & tomorrow I have to paint a fence so that hubby can erect my greenhouse in front of it

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    Just seen the picture i would love her. Its such a pitty she is in England and i am in ireland she is gorgeous , I am sure it wont take long to get her the home she deserves. Good luck .

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    that poor little dog is so beautiful, i wish i could take her, it breaks my heart to see this sort of thing happen to a poor defenceless animal, i pray that she gets a lving home very soon. icon_crying

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    It's OK this little darling has got a home to go to. I can't say much more than this at the moment but she will very soon be part of a lovely family who will attend to her every whim and need

    I couldn't wish for a better home for this little angel & I just know she'll soon settle in and be really happy there....

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    Thanks Donna - you put my mind at rest and now I know WHO is having her, I'm really thrilled. She couldn't have a better home, and will be loved and cherished and have three wonderful doggie companions
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    Nicki I couldn't agree more, and if I could have made it down to Wales I would have gone after her myself! she looks such a poppet. All these puppy farm dogs that I am seeing seem much bigger than their 'show' counterparts. I much prefer the larger Cavaliers, I seem to remember they were more that size thirty odd years ago, certainly my first girl was.
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    Ahh she would have been a lovely addition to your family Ruth...shame, but I know she is going to a wonderful home

    I don't know if we've just been unlucky with smaller Cavaliers - or perhaps bitches?, both Fillipa {who went to the Bridge at 5 1/2} and Peaches {almost 7 with severe MVD and all sorts of other problems } are on the small side, less than 7.5kg {16lb}

    Rupert is much bigger, about 10.7kg {23lb} and 12" at the shoulder, TedBear the same height, but slimmer build - and rather skinny! - at 8.6kg {19lb} - the others are all the correct weight for their size.

    Makes me wonder whether being too small could cause problems?

    It's easier to pick up the smaller ones, but I think I do prefer the bigger ones - I know this is controversial, but I don't think they should be classified as a toy breed anyway!
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    Yes it is great that she has gone to a good home!

    As for size, the breed standard has been at 13-18 lbs for a long long time -- oversize and undersize would have been the same for decades now, I suspect since the UK breed club came into being. I know there has been some controversy at both ends -- allowing overly large cavaliers into the show ring and also breeding specifically for very small cavaliers (there was a tiny 1 yr old B&T in the ring in Dublin at the last nat'l show and several of the breeders thought that was wrong.

    There's no reason a mid-size (between springer and cavalier size) breed couldn;t be developed I suppose -- you do see dogs like poodles in several sizes from toy up to the full size dog. I like them the size they are in the breed standard but I'm influenced by the fact that I didn;t want a larger dog than that!
    Karlin
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