Our dog’s name is Zoie Marie. She’s a 4.9 pound, coco brown poodle. She’s been a godsend to us in so many ways. She’s always been very active and filled with pep. She loves people and people seem to gravitate to her …. … until about six months ago when she was diagnosed with Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in one eye.
It slowed her down a bit, but she still took her daily walk and loved romping in the grass playing and ruff housing. We were all coping until this week, when suddenly, she lost her sight in the other eye. We are devastated. She is bumping into everything and spends a great deal of time just standing and staring.
I know our job is to love her and keep her safe. I know she will adjust. I know she will adjust. I know she will adjust. I keep telling myself that but it’s so very hard to see her like this. Because she’s a little dog, my first reaction is to HOLD her, but I can’t do that all day. I don’t know what to do with her while I do the daily things that have to be done at home. I have no idea how to cope with this new Zoie. I’m hoping I’ll find some answers here.