August 23 celebrates International Blind Dog Day in recognition for all the things dogs can do without the sense of sight. Like humans, dogs with one disability are still able to do many other things with their other senses.
This holiday was initiated by Sarah Horne and her dog Shampoo (nka Shammy) in 2017 to help raise awareness that blind dogs (and dogs losing their vision) can still be wonderful companions and do many things on their own with proper care. See https://www.bettyandbutch.co.uk/blogs/community/international-blind-dog-day
Today’s haiku: International Blind Dog Day
Without sight, I can
still hear, smell, taste and touch you.
Love conquers blindness.
For more information on the benefits of sharing your life with a blind dog see https://nationaltoday.com/international-blind-dog-day/
Below is a picture of Etta Pearl, our adopted blind, deaf MinPin-Doxie.