Nobody tells a dog that they can't do anything when they lose their sight, so they just go about finding a way to adjust to it and be happy.
Our Siberian Husky, Nova, developed congenital cataracts when he was a year old. Throughout his life, his sight was limited, but he still lived a very fulfilling and loved life, full of adventure. He relied on us to make sure the yard and house didn't have any unexpected obstacles, and on his best friend Nikki to guide him around things and keep watch over him.
Here is the story of one such dog. Gonzo relies on the help of his brother Poncho to help him do what he loves to do: pull a sled.
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Although we never want to see our pets disabled, it is comforting to know that they adapt to all sorts of issues, and just continue to be happy, and fulfilled in their lives. We have a lot to learn from them.