Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Blind Great Dane Lily and her Guide Dog Maddison are Looking for a New Home

The other day I read the story in the news of the blind Great Dane Lily and her dog pal and carer Maddison. I have so much admiration for Lily carrying on the way she is and also for her best pal Maddison, who has made the whole thing possible.
When Lily was a puppy she sadly suffered from a condition which meant that her eyelashes grew into her eyes, this over time damaged her eyeballs so much that they couldn't be fixed and ultimately she had to have her eyes removed.
Living with Maddison at the time, Lily and Maddison became very close, Maddison knew that Lily had a disadvantage and made allowances for that. It was from then on that Maddison became Lily's guide dog and went everywhere that she did.
When I read the story a few days ago I learnt that Lily and her best friend Maddison were looking for a new home together and I was desperately hoping someone would come forward and offer these two admirable dogs for adoption, another chance in life (their previous owner for whatever reason, gave them up) as I thought they truly deserved to have a loving home.
It was so heart warming to read the way they work together and look after each other, here is an extract from the Manager at the Dogs Trust (where the dogs currently are) Louise Campbell:
'Maddison will lead and Lily will walk nearly touching her so she knows where to go. It’s lovely to watch. Maddison is always looking out for her.'
'They curl up together to go to sleep and they are very vocal with each other.'
I have read the latest up to date news and I am happy to see there has been lots of interest and phone calls from people wanting to take these special dogs on. However at present these dogs need rehoming so if you feel you could offer that to them get in touch with:
Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Shrewsbury UK.
Roden Lane Farm
Tel: 01952 770225

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