Sunday, April 13, 2014

Who Turned Out The Lights?

As some of you may know, I gots the diabetes in January.  One of the things that can happen when you get it is that there is a possibility that you could go blind.

Well, dawgs and kittehs...

That's just what happened to me last weekend!

All of a sudden, I was walking into walls and buildings, tripping over curbs and just generally banging my nose on a whole bunch of stuffs!

The first few days were kind of scary and I kept walking in circles because I always think I know better than mom.

Now that I've been blind for a week, things are getting better.  I still like to sit at the edge of the sidewalk but instead of watching the world go by, I sit and listen.  I'm learning that when mom says, "watch out!" I need to change course a bit or I'll bang into something.  Mom is always looking out for me and telling me when to stop, step up, step down or watch out.

At first I thought I would need to send her for some Guide Human training but she's really stepping up and turning into a great Seeing Eye Human for me!

One of her friends from work gave her a stroller for me but I've told mom that I'm not ready for that just yet!

Chico Kitteh doesn't seem to mind when I accidently step on him and Daisy doesn't smack me as much.

Pippen of course is taking full advantage of my disability and stealing my bed but I can always find the other one or mom picks me up and puts me on the chaise.

So, as always, things could be better but they could be a whole lot worse!


  1. As we've pawed on FB, one of Mom's Sibes bekhame diabetikh and eventually lost her sight but it didn't impakht her ability to have fun and walk and stuff -

    Of khourse, woo are surely able to play her fur extra khuddles and khysses and safe snakhks -

    Just sayin'


  2. Hey Sam - don't sweat it. You'll be fine as long as your sniffer works. Maybe Pippen will eventually stop being a butthead and help you out.

  3. You seem like you is doing very well with this turn of events Sam. I bet all your other senses will kick in and you wont even need to see anyway! Well done your Mom on not needing too much training. Does she has to wear a hi vis jacket now? BOL!

  4. Oh Sam, that must be scary. I think you and mom will find a way to manage and maybe Pippen will even help out a bit. My momma had a friend with a blind dog. He said the dog "got around well as long as nobody moved the furniture." So there you go. Sending hugs.


  5. It'll take a bit of time, but you'll be moving around confidently again in no time!

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  6. O... we lost yeu for a bit, but now we've found yeu again! We're pulling for yeu, Sam. And I know you've got the best Guide Mom ebber teu be. Yeu teu will figure this out!

    wif MUCH lubbs from Little Reufus

  7. We're sorry to hear about your sudden-onset blindness, but we are certain that once you get your Guide Human properly trained, you will be back to patrolling the neighborhood with confidence!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  8. Oh Sam...I feel your pain. I was told a couple of years ago that I'm also slowly losing my sight. It's happening slowly, but it is happening and I'm bumping into things too. I can still see distance but nothing close up or what's in front of my face. I have a disease called Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Don't worry, buddy. I think we see better with our noses anyway.

  9. Oh Sam...we are sorry that you lost your sight...but we do know that when you lose one sense all your others are heightened....we bet you can smell cookies before they are even out of the cookie jar now!

    Big hugs to you and your Mama!
    Bilbo and his Mama

  10. Sam we are so sorry that this has happened. You are one brave pup to be so upbeat. We send you big hugs and all our love from across the pond.
    Take care sweet boy.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. You've got a grreat attitude towards this, buddy! I'm sorry you're having to go through this.

  12. hello sam its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry to heer abowt yore eyes going bad it is kind of like trixies eers going bad i gess only harder to git arownd!!! i am glad yore nose stil wurks tho!!! hay pippen mayk shoor nobody reearrayndjes the furnitcher on yore brother!!! ok bye

  13. Sorry to hear about your troubles Sam. Its been awhile since I've seen you, now you won't ever see me again!

  14. Hi Sam, I is sorry that you had diabetes and now can't see. But you knows sniffing is my favorite sense so I think it can be yours too. I mean you can still tell what cheese is wifout seeing it. My kitteh brudder I had when I was just a baby had diabetes. He lived with diabetes for 5 years and had insulin twice a day.

    woof - Tucker