“Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see” – Mark Twain
How love is blind too…That’s what Rose, a blind dog’s story is all about. Rose sees, feels and loves with all her heart, as she can’t see. Albeit, she is a little protective of her food, which I didn’t quite figure out initially. How could I? After all, I can see and I don’t know how it must feel to bang against the edges, even if I instinctively know a place…
Rose’s birthday is on August 14. Back in the year 2019 we celebrated her second birthday with a cake, some squeaky toys and a couple of cool bandanas. She obviously loved the squeaky toys the most and the cake too.
Rose was a Petsville resident then and we wanted our Popo to be part of her birthday – not that they care about birthdays. Ildiko – who was Rose’s caregiver at that time – told us that Rose is a little protective about her food. We thought Popo doesn’t even like cake, so it will be all good. But Rose snapped at Popo, and I instinctively backed out. I felt sad that she snapped at Popo. Then Sid suddenly covered my eyes and asked how that felt. And he said, “Rup, she can’t speak, nor see, yet she trusts – isn’t that enough?”
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Rose did not have to see love
Rose trusted Ildiko with all her heart, and as she got to know us, she also began trusting Sid. Every time we took her for her doctor appointments, she would literally hang around Sid. But when Rose was rescued from a construction site, she was not as trusting. It took her some time to heal, with a lot of love showered on her by Ildiko. And then Rose loved back with all her heart. Don’t they say how love is blind too…?
Love is indeed blind
Since Rose was under one year old when we first met her, we were hopeful that treatment could restore her vision, even partially. But that wasn’t meant to happen. The first doctor gave us hope. But the second one, an eye specialist, told us that Rose was born with an irreversible eye disorder. It probably wasn’t caused by an injury or a trauma. As we were walking out of the chamber that day, we were sad and disheartened. But Rose wasn’t. She actually cocked up her ears on hearing the squeaky toys and smelt some treats that Sid was holding for her. She wasn’t bothered that she couldn’t see. Rose had made peace with it.
As Rose became more confident and social under Ildiko’s care, a rescue organisation referred a forever home for her. Soon enough, Rose will spread her love far and wide. She came into our lives for only a brief period, but taught us that it is possible to love without seeing, without judging. She taught us how love is blind too…
Wherever you are Rosie, we think of you fondly. We know that you are clowning around – sometimes even banging against something, but getting up confidently to explore some more…
Thank you so much, Gargi 🙂 We are so glad you liked Rose’s story