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Update 6/20/07
We heard from Braille's owners today. Braille has lymphoma and is in a great deal of discomfort. After discussing it with their vet, they have decided to have Braille put to sleep. She is not eating anymore and her quality of life is clearly not good. With both her spleen and her kidneys being ravaged by the cancer, there really was no good option other than euthanasia. Braille was a very special girl and her loss has brought me to tears. I can only imagine what they are going through. Our hearts go out to them, and we thank them for giving Braille 2 great years.
 Goodbye our sweet baby Braille.

Adopted 4/2/05!

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Hi Marc --
We got back from our 12-day trip to Colorado last week & I now have all pics of Braille developed.  She was absolutely fabulous on her road trip -- rode extremely well in the car; behaved herself in new & different environments (hotels; my nephew's house; my Mom's house; wilderness trails, etc.).  We left her alone in "new" homes & she behaved herself the whole time (although she has a fondness for sleeping on my Mom's couch -- just don't let my Mom know that!).  She played w/my nephew's 2 dogs -- both of whom double-teamed her & ran circles around her (they're both pretty tiny -- a Cairn Terrier & a Pembroke Corgy -- but quick as hell!).  It was fun to see the 3 of them interacting.  She learned that she does like water after all (at first, the roaring stream outside of Telluride scared her & she wouldn't go near it) & splashed around in my Mom's creek all the way up to almost her chin!!  We took her on some mountain wilderness trails & she quickly leaned that as long as her feet stayed on the trail/path that she wouldn't run into anything...and then she was off & running --at break-neck speed-- up & down the trail!!  She also "discovered" prairie dog towns & was extremely interested in digging one up -- but they are just too fast & too smart for a dog who doesn't know she'd blind.  She also decided that the Utah desert is rather hot & dry for a Dane, & would rather hang out in the air-conditioned Volvo..."no I don't need to stretch my legs"!

Anyway, we all had a great time.

Take Care,
Sue Z.

  • Gender - female
  • Age/DOB - about 1 yr.
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight -
  • Spayed/Neutered - not yet
  • Taken in on  - 12/03/04
  • Available as of - Now
  • Housebroken - yes
  • Obedience trained - Yes some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Yes
    • with kids - Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament - Very sweet. Calm and quiet. Seems very secure and self assured but cautious.
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We got Braille (Truckin' by Braille) from a shelter. She is completely blind. She is on medical hold pending an operation to seal her eyes shut to relieve needless irritation. She is very underweight right now as well. Her owners had her her whole life and turned her into the shelter supposedly because they became homeless. She has been raised around kids and other animals. She is very gentle and easy going. She may seem timid at first, but that is just her way of being careful not to run into stuff too hard. She is pretty much fearless and will wander around exploring any new space. She knows her name and generally come when called, though it may take her a while to find her way to you, especially in a new environment. She is very affectionate and loves to give kisses, She will curl up on the couch next to you and snooze for hours. She has been an indoor dog all her life, but supposedly is not reliably house broken. So far she has been good here with us. We'll see how she does over time. She can and will jump over our kiddy gates, and she is a counter surfer. We will have to work on both these things.

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