(Goldies new sister)
This is Ashley, she is a 10 month old Australian Shepherd.
She was adopted from a shelter not long ago. I have seen dozens of dogs on the internet that were in need of a home but for some reason she just "jumped out at me". She is deaf and she has piercing blue eyes with a pupil that doesn't seem to dilate. She will be going to the eye doctor soon to have it checked out although she seems to see all right.
She joins Goldie my other Australian Shepherd who is a diabetic and went blind from cataracts this past fall, Goldie has since had successful cataract removal surgery and is now a seeing dog. Although there was the initial dislike (Goldie is very possessive of me) they seem to get along better, it didn't help that Ashley couldn't hear Goldie's warning growls.
Ashley is settling in nicely and we have begun the long task of teaching her sign language. It's going slowly but I believe she will start picking it up nicely very soon. We are blessed to have both of these "special needs" girls in our home.
With my daughter Caitlin, age 10