|Keller, Dec. 7, 2016- the day he was sprung!|
Despite being blind, Keller is extremely capable of having a great life. It only took him about two days to feel out the layout of our house and yard. He can do steps in our house with ease and has figured out to adjust when he senses that something has been moved to a different position. One of the most impressive things is when he is hanging out in the kitchen and hears the sound of the steam mop and/or smells the cleaner being applied to the floor, he will hop up on a step in order to be out of the way and not step in the cleaner. None of my other dogs seem to understand how to do this. They either stand right in my way or walk through the cleaner.
|He's soooo intimidating, no?|
Lastly (although there are so many things) is that he seems to sense when I am leaving. He will follow me to the door and try to dart out and run to the gate where I leave. Of course it breaks my heart to seem him stand there when I leave, so I make sure not to let him go out when I go. However, when I am going out the door for some other reason, like to go downstairs or just go into the backyard, he doesn't follow me. He will just lie in his bed or mosey about in his usual Keller fashion. You might be telling yourself that this is merely a coincidence, but it isn't. How he knows, I have no idea- maybe he can smell my shoes, maybe he senses my excitement about the possibility of freedom from my children... no clue.
Keller is amazing. How he ended up in a shelter with no owner to be found, I will never understand. I know it is hard for some people to want to go to a shelter and adopt the "less adoptable" dogs, but Keller is a great example of why people need to consider it. Older dogs, special needs dogs, deserve to live their lives in a loving and comfortable home. Imagine if you ever get to the age where you need to be cared for or even enter assisted living- how would you want to live out your remaining years? Exactly. And dogs like Keller deserve that too. But you must go find your own Keller, cause I'm keeping this one!
|Keller, one month ago, sharing a pillow with Buddy, another rescue. I've had Buddy about two years and have never seen him attempt to share a bed with any other dog! Keller is truly amazing!|