Introducing ... two new foster puppies. 7 week old collies, both double merles. They are adorable, of course. And, I'm sure they will have me exhausted in no time!
Vinny, the male, is the bigger of the two. He seems to be deaf and blind, although he has a partial eye visible on one side. He doesn't seem to be able to see anything from it. I do think he can see light and dark, though. He seems to notice the camera flash sometimes. He has the look of an adorable teddy bear!
Elsa, the little girl, is gorgeous. She will be a real pretty girl once her long white locks grow in! I was told that Elsa may be able to see shadows. She does have one eye partially visible. Elsa is very active and runs into things all the time. But if I or another dog walk past her very close, she can track our movement. Once we walk a bit farther away, though, she seems to lose track of us. She can hear and every day seems to be responding to new sounds. She knows the sound of the screen door when I come outside, but can't see me so she starts sniffing all around the air when she hears the door. She also notices the camera flash.
While I'm fostering, I will try to give you an insight into raising puppies with special abilities from day 1. Please realize that raising TWO puppies is extremely time and energy consuming, so posts will come, but they may be a little behind schedule!