Saturday, March 12, 2011

Seeing eye dog gets seeing eye dog

What happens when a seeing eye dog becomes blind himself? In the case of Graham Waspe, of Suffolk England, he gets a seeing eye dog for his seeing eye dog.

Edward, the eight-year-old Labrador, developed glaucoma and had to have his eyes removed. He had been Graham’s eyes for six years.

Graham, who is only partially blind, was saddened to realize the severity of his dog’s condition.

He  felt so attached to his loyal companion and he couldn’t simply replace him. Edward had helped Graham carry out daily tasks and helped him to get around.

Last November, the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association helped the two of them out and two-year-old Opal was added to the family. Opal now helps both Graham and Edward the dog get around.