Meet Cowboy "Cowby" Moon!
My Sweet Cowby went blind over about an 18 month period starting when she
was 10. I was lucky to notice it right when it started (beginning with a series of
corneal ulcers) so we have adapted together. Now she sees motion, light and shadows, and
she can 'see' me (at least it looks like it!) , but she bumps into things and is 100%
blind in the dark. The eating phenomenon is so strange, and it really has been comforting
to read others' similar experiences.
The biggest problem I have is that my house has 15 outdoor/concrete steps that we have to
navigate several times a day. Cowby is 12, with some arthritis in her hips, and I am concerned
that she will slip. Any thoughts for how to "rough up" the concrete stairs so she can have
better traction - without totally ruining them (I will sell and move to someplace flat as soon
as the economy changes!) I appreciate any help you might have.
Cowby had one clear blue eye and one brown eye when I rescued her 9 years
ago. I included some before and some after photos...People stop her all the time and say
what pretty eyes she has - now they are sort of an opalescent pale blue. A lot of people
feel sorry for her - but I tell them she is just great...dogs adapt a whole lot better
and faster and smarter than people I bet. I have another dog, and she takes care of her
all the time, it's very sweet.
I choose to believe that Cowby sees the world like a beautiful, blurry watercolor. How