Lessons I Learned from a Blind and Deaf Dog

It was the winter of Harvey Wallbanger, and Harvey would teach me more about patience and acceptance than I could ever learn from a human being. It wasn’t just winter. It was THE winter of all winters. I could not see out my windows through the mountains of snow. My other dogs found it to be lots of fun maneuvering through the obstacle course of frozen tundra that was now my back yard. Yet for an older dog with no vision or hearing, such conditions required a human’s guidance and assistance. No more opening the door in the morning to let the dogs out in nothing but a t-shirt and fuzzy slippers, coffee cup in hand, eyes slowly adjusting to the morning light.

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