Want A Feel Good Story? Just Had To Share This

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
April 28, 2010 10:23pm CST
On my many meanderings over at another site, one of my friends shared this video. It's about a dog named Sol. The owner decided he no longer wanted the dog and dumped him in a high kill shelter. The owner didn't want him anymore due to Sol, being blind. His days were ending and would be put down, but someone decided to adopt him. Money was raised to operate on his cataracts and........well, see for yourself. Have tissues handy though. While it ends happily, one tends to cry happy tears. Would you ever consider adopting a pet even though it was a special needs one? They need love too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGNlTL59yxc&feature=player_embedded
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Apr 10
What a great story! I heard a great story on Ellen yesterday about a grand dog. There was a house on fire out in no where's land in Alaska. A policemen (I think) got the call. His GPS system wasn't working but he did the best he could to find the right area. Along one of the out lying roads he runs across a dog. The dog runs up one of turn off roads and gets the policeman to follow him. He goes along way up the road, making several turns but the policeman stays with him. The dog leads him to the house that is on fire and he is able to save the entire family. Then the dog goes back down to the road again and leads the fire engine back up to the house as well. What a dog, huh?
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
30 Apr 10
I heard that story too, they had it on the news. The cop that followed the dog filmed the whole thing on his camera
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Apr 10
Ya, my granddaughter is always yacking at me about something so i missed some of the story.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Our Hobo was a beat up old Tom with FIV, we loved him still, and wish he were still with us - tho he'd be about 20 now
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Apr 10
So many people overlook "challenged" pets, like cats with CH...but they can give just as much love. There's a friend of mine over at FB who has a dog named Myron (in fact he has his own page) and the owner shares videos of him playing, having fun...he's completely blind--you never saw such a happier face than on that dog
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
29 Apr 10
one of my AOL cat board friends has a blind kitten, one of her other cats adopted it as her friend and helps her out now, the roomie's family used to have a St. Bernard that tried to be a seeing eye dog for her and kept pushing her into walls and trees - he wasn't trained to do the job...
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Oh that was a really good video pyawacket, thanks so much for sharing. I saw immediately when he can see and I may be mistaken, but I saw complete joy on this dogs face as he jumped around his owner...
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
1 May 10
I wondered what he thought when he had the operation and he could see for the first time
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• United States
1 May 10
I guess that depends on what he saw the first time. Maybe personal moving about?
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Sol, is a very lucky and special one indeed. T have a person take him and do what he did for him is wonderful. I will do things like this too. Everything needs and deserves love! I have taken in many special needs babies even if I could not afford to fix their special problem. I just gave them more love and affection and showed them that they were so special! They are very SPECIAL.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
30 Apr 10
It's nearly a "crime" I think when pet owners dump a pet into a shelter just because it has some special need. Many cats for instance are dumped into shelters when the owner discovers it has CH, a neurological problem, yet the cat can live a long healthy life otherwise
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• United States
30 Apr 10
Yes, it's a great crime. How would they like it if someone did that to them? I think they would think twice if they thought of it in those terms!
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@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
30 Apr 10
cool. i hope more people save these animals before it is too late. spread this throughout the internet to get it out...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 10
I do a LOT of cross posting of stories like this on Facebook..which is why I'm often MIA from here
@arunmails (3013)
• India
30 Apr 10
[b]I think it is not a story and it is a happening... and finally you made me to cry... it is really heart touching... I was unable to control my tears from my eyes out of the happiness... It proves that still love holds the world...[/b]
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Yes this kind of story makes one cry out of happiness--we need to hear more like it, don't you think?
@mayshella (293)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
Good Video. I love dogs and would not allow it to happen with my pets. I have two cute and lovely shih tzu with me, the other one has a little problem with his eyes. He's so sweet and loving dog. Can't think of giving him out just because he has defect or health problem. Way back home, I have a dog who suffers from a severe illness, she can't walk anymore for some reasons but I didn't give up. I gave her medicines, take good care of her, let her force to eat so she could survive and thank God. She's okay now and back to normal... she can walk already and is very active.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 10
It's sad when people give up their pets due to a health problem. They wouldn't do that if it was a human child so can't figure out why they do so with pets. Glad to hear how great your dog is doing now
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Sol was so cute! It was nice to have a happy ending. A lot of pets don't as you know. I can't imagine giving a pet away to a kill shelter, just because he had cataracts! Humans get cataracts also and that doesn't mean they can't live a full life and should be killed. If the owner couldn't afford the surgery, which might have been the case, he should have still kept him or at least give him to a no kill shelter.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Yes sadly many shelter pets don't have happy endings, even ones that are perfectly healthy, so it's great to see a story like this with a real happy ending to it
@littleowl (7157)
29 Apr 10
Hi Pye, I was in tears watching that, it is fantastic that little Sol got his eyesight back and that people haad cared enough to help raise the funds for him to be able to have this done-I have 2 dogs and love them so much so this story really touched my heart, and yes I would consider adopting a dog with special needs, just because they may need that extra help doesnt take away the love, loyalty and trust they put and give you..hugs LoLo
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 10
When you think of it, a special needs pet perhaps has even more love to give out, right?
• United States
29 Apr 10
It was wonderful to see the happy change in that blind dogs life. The link reminded me of my Maltese (Kris Kringle) who was deaf. He used to watch at the window for me coming home from work and would still be looking out the window when I came in the house. I learned to stomp my feet when I came into the house or a room that way he felt the vibration and knew I was there and did not get a fright. I have adopted a special needs pet and it is wonderful so see how they respond with so much love when they realize that you are helping them.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Some of the people over at Facebook have their pets as members (I have mine...I even kept up my Pyewacket one as a tribute to him). There are two that I'm friends with...Homer TheWonderCat and Myron Wood. Homer is an all black male cat who is blind, and his owner even wrote a book about him. Then with Myron, a blind dog and his owner is writing a book about him. Every time I see pics of Myron I have to smile....he has a genuine smile on his face and looks so happy
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
29 Apr 10
YOu are so right about needing the tissues. It's so hard for me to understand how anyone can be so cruel to put a dog down and with our technology cataracts are not a problem now not even for dogs. The expense can always be arranged. This was so cute and really touched my heart. I just took in a yr. old lab pup who was dumped or left behind.She is full blood and had sores on her legs but I let her in the yard and took her to the vet. The vet staff was afraid she might have heart worm or something else wrong because why dump a full blood dog?? I gave permission for her blood to be drawn to make sure she didn't have kidney disease or some other physical problem that would make her not a perfect dog. The tests came back negative and she was spayed yesterday and is doing fine. Yes, I'd take a dog with special needs , any need. I have three dogs and two cats and I really consider them all with their own type of special needs ! ME ! But not being silly, an animal with problems is just like us, scared like this little dog was to even walk and most people don't consider the feeling of a dog or a cat who need extra love and care. Thanks for sending this. hugs, quita
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
1 May 10
Who knows why people dump pets to begin with...maybe in that year old pup you found perhaps she was going into her first heat and the owners didn't want to spend the money to get her fixed--unfortunately a lot of people do that for that reason Glad she found a home with you though
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@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
29 Apr 10
Sol so cute, its make me wanna Maltese now. You never know what you got until you lost it. I like to adopt any dog but not now because my house can not handle any dog.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
30 Apr 10
LOL--I've always had cats, but yes I wouldn't mind a cutie of a dog like Sol. He looks so happy with his eyesight restored
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
29 Apr 10
Okay I am crying...What a beautiful little fellow! Fancy dumping him because he had cataracts! I am so glad that there were kind souls that raised the money for his operation! I wonder if he has been adopted now, it looks like he has...He has such a beautiful little face, he is a little darling and I wish I could give him a cuddle! Thanks for sharing Pye...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
30 Apr 10
I agree it's always so great to hear stories with happy endings like this one. Yes it does look likes he was adopted. And yes, he has an adorable face.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 10
Very touching. My tears of joy flowed freely as I watch this video to see this cute puppy finally able to see and enjoy her surroundings. Thanks to all the donors who made it possible for her to see again. This is a real miracle for a rejected blind dog to find a good person who has done everything to make the impossible possible.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
30 Apr 10
Yes that puppy was adorable and glad his story had a happy ending. Makes one wonder what he thought when after the operation and he could see
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@my4cats (101)
• United States
29 Apr 10
So heart-warming that Sol is now doing really well. So adorable. Thanks for the share, Mel. I would definitely adopt or take care a pet with something like that. My love for them is so unconditional..
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 10
oh now you went and made me cry...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Awww-I'm sorry
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
5 Jun 10
I had a blind in one eye cat. He was great! Creamcycle (one I have now) has upper respiratory problems and can't seem to keep his right eye from getting an infection. Animals are like people, they have problems, too. Most people, if they get to be very old will have cataracts which is luckier than if they have glaucoma. At least that can be operated on and fixed.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 10
I've had a few one-eyed cats myself in the past...some kind of weird eye infection that triggered it off...even our vet didn't understand what it was...still they were very loving kitties despite being only one-eyed
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
5 Jun 10
The one I have now has an infection, but the one I had then had been stabbed in the eye, by another cat's claw or by a thorn bush, the vet didn't know which. But there was a puncture would to the eyeball itself.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
6 May 10
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww dont know if I would adopt but glad they got eyes fixed.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 10
I'm glad they got his eyes fixed too :-)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Jun 10
yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
29 Apr 10
SOOO nice to have you back again, pye! Yes... I would adopt a pet with special needs..lovingly. But first I would assess my situation very carefully..as often special needs~~~mean extra-special time, and I truly am afraid that sometimes these pets are adopted for all the wrong reasons. The adopter wants the accolades, the "atta boys!" for being such a good person, meanwhile the "little person in a fur coat's" needs are NOT being met! In all cases, you pet needs your dedication and devotion...but with a special needs pet, you sometimes have to go the extra mile...and your lifestyle may NOT allow that...and often these pets are once again "re-homed" or back at a shelter....which is even sadder! Take care and Cheers!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
1 May 10
Yes I would have to do that too, that is understand the costs involved with taking care of such a pet if I ever adopted a special needs pet
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• Canada
1 May 10
I think it happens far too, often, pye...with all pets (and in lots of cases--children!) Looked upon as a possession, and when the novelty wears off..gone! We only need to look at Shelters and Foster agencies! Take care and Cheers!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Pye! P.S.! I forgot to mention in my other letter here today--I have SOUND back, so I returned & re-viewed the video, & it was wonderful! I still can't understand why he landed on the kill list; is the woman who is speaking to him the owner? If she is, from where did she get enough $$$ to buy so many Maltese? Why did she have to "raise" the money if she can afford to purchase pure-breds?? I can't believe they returned that darling little guy to her if she's that irresponsible--or, am I confused, & she WASN'T the owner? Maggiepie "Fundamental, Bible-believing people do not have the right to indoctrinate their children in their religious beliefs because we, the state, are preparing them for the year 2000, when America will be part of a one-world global society & their children will not fit in." ~ Former Dem. Congressman Peter Hoagland