Radio

Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

COMING UP: The Strombo Hundo 2014 (Part One)

COMING UP: The Strombo Hundo 2014 (Part One)

We're celebrating 2014 by running through the BEST records of the year as chosen by us on The Strombo Show.

Past Shows

 

 

Alt News
This Blind Dog Had A Seeing Eye Dog
October 22, 2012
submit to reddit

seeing-eye-dog-1.jpg

All photos The Sun/Ross Parry

The Beatles said it best: we get by with a little help from our friends, and these two dogs prove it.

Lily is a Great Dane who lost both of her eyes six years ago to an incurable condition that was causing her eyelashes to grow into her eyeballs.

seeing-eye-dog-2.jpg

But when she lost her sight, Lily also gained a friend and helper: Maddison, another Great Dane, became Lily's guide dog.

Like a human's guide dog, Maddison helped Lily safely find her way.

seeing-eye-dog-3.jpg

"If they are out and about, for the majority of the time Maddison will lead and Lily will walk nearly touching her so she knows where to go," said Louise Cabell, the manager of the Shrewsbury Dogs Trust where the pair used to live.

"It's lovely to watch. Maddison is very thoughtful and always looking out for her."

seeing-eye-dog-4.jpg

The two dogs also spent most of their time together when they were not on the move - apparently they curled up and slept together at night.

seeing-eye-dog-5.jpg

Unfortunately, the story doesn't end so happily. Although they were close for many years, Lily and Maddison had to be separated late last year after Lily started attacking Maddison.

Dog trainers were unable to return the pair to their former friendship, and the decision was made to place them in different homes.

The two are both living happy lives, but they have been separated, according to the BBC.

Related:

Man's Best Friend, Even After Death: Dog Spends Six Years By His Owner's Grave

We Don't Know Where Dogs Came From - But We're Glad They're Here Now

Dog Abused By Mexican Drug Gangs Walks Again With Prosthetic Legs

Comments

Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.