too much stuff filtering thru my head in the past day or two.
my biggest worry was the arrival of the one year old blind/deaf border collie. i have been playing various scenarios on how that would go, over and over in my head.
i am not going to lie, from the moment i said yes, i started feeling increasingly amounts of regret.
this is not a simple love a dog and care for her well.
this is a dog who can't hear or see..virtually with no ability for 2 way communication..with me or anyone else, including the other dogs except for touch. and we are talking a young, active, agile border collie not someone who is all that staid and stationary. this is a dog who moves and thinks quickly, faster than me for sure.
in a communal shelter this translates into BIG responsibilities..to keep her safe, from others and herself, to keep her well, to keep her happy and joyfully engaged..and to find her a home if we can.
what was i thinking?
i honestly don't know.
ok, i do know.
she was out of options.
she is an innocent babe, born blind and deaf because some moron bred two blue merle's together and consigned her in utero to darkness and silence for the entirety of all her days.
and in just over one year of that life...2 different families, the spca and now saints makes this her 4th sort of home.
life can be very unfair to a sweet helpless dog.
so this morning she arrived at my somewhat nervous and regretful door.
and when i saw her, all regrets disappeared.
she needed us and we are here.
will it be 100% smooth sailing? yeah..no. she is a blind and deaf one year old border collie. oh my freaking doG!
it was a bit of a honeymoon for the first couple of hours. but all of this was so new to her...so much that couldn't be seen or heard, nothing familiar or predictable. by the mid afternoon, it became a bit overwhelming to her.
so we have taken a step back...given freye her own space where she can safely relax. she has been kenneled for several months now and is not yet ready to take over the whole of saints world. but in time she will.
we have time. she has time. no rush to get anywhere at all...all of the time, patience, adventures and cuddles are here for this amazing young and disabled dog.
in the meantime...
she is a sweet, sweet dog and all of us are totally in love...... again.
welcome freye. it might be a bit of a challenge but we are ready, willing and able to help you conquer your new world.