Braille came in to my life and filled a void I didn't even know I had. I wasn't really looking to add a second dog, and never thought I'd end up with a deaf and blind dog. I drove three hours to meet him... only to meet him, and I left that day with him in my arms, knowing I could never let him leave.
Braille was originally listed as "Free" on Craigslist, with very little indication as to his exact situation. He was rescued by some amazing women, who did their best to educate his breeder on what she had done.
A long series of events, a handful of foster homes, and Braille was transported to Speak! For The Unspoken, an amazing rescue in Ohio.
Upon meeting Braille, most people don't even immediately realize he is different than other dogs. I can't even describe his amazing spirit. He lives his life in a state of complete happiness. He is full of joy, and falls in love with everything and everyone he meets. I am forever grateful of his attitude, because he knows nothing else. The reality of the situation is that there are indeed struggles that come along with having a special needs dog, but he makes everything worth it in the end. And although he has no idea, there are things in this world he will never experience. I would never have chosen this life for my dog, but someone else did.