Blind sled dog thrives with brother

Blind sled dog thrives with brother

There are 13 comments on the WDTN-TV Dayton story from Jan 25, 2013, titled Blind sled dog thrives with brother. In it, WDTN-TV Dayton reports that:

When Gonzo started tripping over his food dish three years ago, no one could explain or stop the Alaskan husky's quickly advancing blindness.

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“Sing a song of 6 pence”

Level 7

Since: Jun 12

Pocket full of wry

#1 Jan 25, 2013
"...Gonzo and Poncho are lined up side-by-side, usually toward the back of the eight-member team ..."
[ Life is like a sled dog race. If you're not the lead dog the scenery never changes ]
Parden pard

Nazareth, PA

#3 Jan 25, 2013
Blind or not blind,,,,,front of the pack or back,,,,he's got a job,!
The Paisan

Huntington, NY

#4 Jan 25, 2013
Nice story......
DonkeyEstonkey

Hampton, VA

#5 Jan 25, 2013
I'm a total sucker for dog stories...
My dog wears sunglasses

Clio, MI

#6 Jan 27, 2013
Does the guy who is the guardian of these sled dogs wear sunglasses when he is outside running his dogs? The answer is probably yes. He probably wears sunglasses to protect his eyes from the glare of the sun and to provide ultraviolet protection to his own precious eyes. His dogs need protection for their eyes too! Get them dogs a pair of good sunglasses!

His dogs' eyes are precious, too! His dogs' eyes need protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Get them dogs a pair of good sunglasses to wear when they are outside so they can have superior protection from the sun and wind and flying rocks.

Once upon a time, I had read a story of a sled dog who developed cataracts because of being out in the sun all day running for his owner. Due to the cataracts, the sled dog eventually went blind. The owner finally realized if his dog had been wearing sunglasses all that time he had been in the sun running his dog would not have gone blind, period. The dog's owner was heartbroken; he learned the hard way. Lesson to this story-GET YOUR DOG A GOOD PAIR OF DOGGIE SUNGLASSES TO WEAR TO PROTECT HIM FROM THE EXTREMELY HARMFUL RAYS OF THE SUN-AND WIND AND FLYING ROCKS!

Since: Feb 09

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#7 Jan 27, 2013
My dog wears sunglasses wrote:
Does the guy who is the guardian of these sled dogs wear sunglasses when he is outside running his dogs? The answer is probably yes. He probably wears sunglasses to protect his eyes from the glare of the sun and to provide ultraviolet protection to his own precious eyes. His dogs need protection for their eyes too! Get them dogs a pair of good sunglasses!
His dogs' eyes are precious, too! His dogs' eyes need protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Get them dogs a pair of good sunglasses to wear when they are outside so they can have superior protection from the sun and wind and flying rocks.
Once upon a time, I had read a story of a sled dog who developed cataracts because of being out in the sun all day running for his owner. Due to the cataracts, the sled dog eventually went blind. The owner finally realized if his dog had been wearing sunglasses all that time he had been in the sun running his dog would not have gone blind, period. The dog's owner was heartbroken; he learned the hard way. Lesson to this story-GET YOUR DOG A GOOD PAIR OF DOGGIE SUNGLASSES TO WEAR TO PROTECT HIM FROM THE EXTREMELY HARMFUL RAYS OF THE SUN-AND WIND AND FLYING ROCKS!
lol, im sure he will keep those glasses on..
lol
Level 6

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#8 Jan 27, 2013
My dog wears sunglasses wrote:
Does the guy who is the guardian of these sled dogs wear sunglasses when he is outside running his dogs? The answer is probably yes. He probably wears sunglasses to protect his eyes from the glare of the sun and to provide ultraviolet protection to his own precious eyes. His dogs need protection for their eyes too! Get them dogs a pair of good sunglasses!
His dogs' eyes are precious, too! His dogs' eyes need protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Get them dogs a pair of good sunglasses to wear when they are outside so they can have superior protection from the sun and wind and flying rocks.
Once upon a time, I had read a story of a sled dog who developed cataracts because of being out in the sun all day running for his owner. Due to the cataracts, the sled dog eventually went blind. The owner finally realized if his dog had been wearing sunglasses all that time he had been in the sun running his dog would not have gone blind, period. The dog's owner was heartbroken; he learned the hard way. Lesson to this story-GET YOUR DOG A GOOD PAIR OF DOGGIE SUNGLASSES TO WEAR TO PROTECT HIM FROM THE EXTREMELY HARMFUL RAYS OF THE SUN-AND WIND AND FLYING ROCKS!
I think it is very sweet and kind of you to be worried
enough about this to make a post.
It can be sad to see or read about the things
that happen when a pet gets into his senor years.
One of those common things is cataracts.

Sled dogs and the type or breeds that are born to live and work in snowy places are protected from those conditions naturally.

They are born with a double layered almost
water proof heavy coat.
That coat is often very pale or light colored to reflect the glare they are born to live with.

If you look at pictures of snow dogs
you will see that many of them
have bright blue or white eyes.

The dogs with dark eyes almost always
have fancy eyebrows or circles around
their eyes that act like sunglasses do for people.

I hope this helps you to feel better about Gonzo's story and the dogs who work with him.

If you would like to learn more about him and the kennel where he lives , here is a link to his peoples home page.
http://www.dogslednh.com/
My dog wears sunglasses

Clio, MI

#9 Jan 27, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
lol, im sure he will keep those glasses on..
lol
Do not allow the dog to paw at the glasses or rub his face on the ground. Until you feel your dog is 100% comfortable wearing his glasses, you should closely supervise him while he wears them to prevent him for chewing them or becoming entangled in the straps. Distract him with a fun activity, such as eating treats or taking a short walk. Start out slowly; make his time wearing the (super dark charcoal lens are the best protection) glasses brief and positive, then slwoly increase the time he wears the sunglasses.

Super dark charcoal lenses are the best for the dog's eyes to give maximum protection against the harmful rays of the sun.
My dog wears sunglasses

Clio, MI

#10 Jan 27, 2013
TenderTink wrote:
<quoted text>
I think it is very sweet and kind of you to be worried
enough about this to make a post.
It can be sad to see or read about the things
that happen when a pet gets into his senor years.
One of those common things is cataracts.
Sled dogs and the type or breeds that are born to live and work in snowy places are protected from those conditions naturally.
They are born with a double layered almost
water proof heavy coat.
That coat is often very pale or light colored to reflect the glare they are born to live with.
If you look at pictures of snow dogs
you will see that many of them
have bright blue or white eyes.
The dogs with dark eyes almost always
have fancy eyebrows or circles around
their eyes that act like sunglasses do for people.
I hope this helps you to feel better about Gonzo's story and the dogs who work with him.
If you would like to learn more about him and the kennel where he lives , here is a link to his peoples home page.
http://www.dogslednh.com/
You are full of much confusion.

Dogs' eyes need as much protection as humans from the extremely damaging rays of the sun, period!

Level 6

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#11 Jan 27, 2013
My dog wears sunglasses wrote:
<quoted text> You are full of much confusion.
Dogs' eyes need as much protection as humans from the extremely damaging rays of the sun, period!
LOL,
Have a nice day there.
Level 6

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#12 Jan 27, 2013
My dog wears sunglasses wrote:
<quoted text> You are full of much confusion.
Dogs' eyes need as much protection as humans from the extremely damaging rays of the sun, period!
I've thought about this and you are right.
To apologize for my blatant ignorance
I've made and published this for you.
Sorry it took so long getting back .
I had a lot to learn about how to it, and putting it together.
:-) Hope ya like it
http://youtu.be/gjZNXwcn4kc

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#13 Jan 28, 2013
My dog wears sunglasses wrote:
<quoted text>Do not allow the dog to paw at the glasses or rub his face on the ground. Until you feel your dog is 100% comfortable wearing his glasses, you should closely supervise him while he wears them to prevent him for chewing them or becoming entangled in the straps. Distract him with a fun activity, such as eating treats or taking a short walk. Start out slowly; make his time wearing the (super dark charcoal lens are the best protection) glasses brief and positive, then slwoly increase the time he wears the sunglasses.
Super dark charcoal lenses are the best for the dog's eyes to give maximum protection against the harmful rays of the sun.
i dont have a dog anymore. but thanks anyway. lol
now does this method work for 2 yr olds? i'll pass the info on to my daughter. lol
:)

michellepain
Level 2

Since: Apr 13

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#14 Apr 3, 2013
I had read a story of a sled dog who developed cataracts because of being out in the sun all day running for his owner. Due to the cataracts, the sled dog eventually went blind

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