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Blind dog taken for
walks by guide cat

Sun [UK], by Guy Patrick

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/2/2013 5:54:51 PM

A blind dog can enjoy walkies again--thanks to a guide cat. Eight-year-old Terfel kept bumping into things and spent most of his time stuck in his basket after being diagnosed with cataracts. Then owner Judy Godfrey-Brown let a stray cat into her home--and was amazed by what happened next. The puss, named Pwditat, walked up to Terfel and led him out of his basket and into the garden. She has been helping him find his way around ever since. Retired civil servant Judy, 57, of Holyhead, North Wales, said: “I’ve never seen anything like it--most cats and dogs

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A good Awww! to brighten up this dismal day here in coastal SC. Don´t agree with the statement about cats and dogs hating each other, though. Not in our household!

("Pwdidat" is a hybrid Welsh spelling--the Welsh W is pronounced like a U.)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MamaElephant, 1/2/2013 6:00:01 PM     (No. 9095426)

Awwww. Thanks OP. Sweet story.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: annie xango, 1/2/2013 6:06:21 PM     (No. 9095432)

Sniff..sniff...precious...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/2/2013 6:12:07 PM     (No. 9095441)

Awwww. Precious kitty!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 1/2/2013 6:13:23 PM     (No. 9095442)

FTA:Retired civil servant Judy, 57,

Ever wonder why government is always bankrupt?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/2/2013 6:25:19 PM     (No. 9095461)

My dog went blind over a weekend due to diabetes. Saturday, I knew something was wrong at that her sight wasn´t right. She woke me up crying Sunday at "O" dark thirty when she managed to get into the closet and couldn´t find her way out.

I scrapped the money together, sold some stuff and did without until I had enough to get her the eye surgery. People may be shocked at the 3,000 plus that I spent, but seeing her react at seeing me after surgery convinced me that I did the right thing. I would do it again.

If your dog or cat is blind due to cataracts, you can do something about it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Balogreene, 1/2/2013 6:37:40 PM     (No. 9095482)

#5, and most vets allow time payments, if they know you. We ended up paying $5,000 for two kittens with kidney failure (we moved their food dishes and they quit eating.) it was, this will cost $200, this will cost $500, when we added it up we were shocked. And, any of our animals would at least try to help the other, dog or cat.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/2/2013 7:48:33 PM     (No. 9095546)

#6, been there, done that, and still doing it with the two latest kidney failure cats. What most vets don´t tell you is you can get a case of 12 bags of fluids from Walgreen´s for about what you pay for one bag of fluid at the vet (you´ll need a prescription--if your vet won´t give you one, find one who will). You can learn to administer fluids (yes, you can--I´m a needlephobe!), and you can buy the bits and pieces you need at a very reasonable price (like 22-gauge winged infusion sets preferable to those huge needles the vets use) from Thriving Pets online. If your state doesn´t require a prescription to buy needles, this is a good source.

Some states require vets to give you a prescription for a local or online pharmacy; you don´t have to pay, e.g., $50-60 for methimazole (Tapazole); Walgreens sells it to me for about $15. That cat has his own Walgreen´s store card!br>
You can also buy Renadyl from Thrivingpets and it´s made a huge difference for our two current patients--and now used on humans with failing kidneys. If you need more info, feel free to contact me offline by clicking on "Attercliffe" above.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/2/2013 11:04:22 PM     (No. 9095743)

Great story. We need one a week.

If only people loved each other as much.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snakeoil, 1/3/2013 12:52:43 AM     (No. 9095832)

Cute story. Reminded me of this

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/19261807/gwinnett-co-dog-ranger-parvo

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Reply 10 - Posted by: losgatos, 1/3/2013 2:36:40 AM     (No. 9095870)

Having owned the unluckiest cat in the world (with the exception of the owners he chose) I´m really glad to hear that we weren´t the only crazy people in the world. This was in the eighties and we quit counting at 7 grand in vet bills. The disasters started when he was a year old and we did keep him alive and happy to age 12. Love that there are so many pet lovers here.

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