For one lucky dog and his loving adoptive mother, love truly is blind.
When Tyson the Boxer came to Pasado’s Safe Haven, the senior dog was severely underweight. But after months of TLC at Pasado’s sanctuary, the beautiful Boxer was healed, healthy, and ready to find his own special someone.
Everyone who met Tyson loved him, but as the months passed by, he still hadn’t found his own special someone. He watched as other dogs found adoptive families, but still he waited. And he hoped.
But this sweet senior dog sensed that his time would come. Although he was deprived of his sense of sight, he didn’t live a life of deprivation. Tyson loved life more than most ever would: This beautiful Boxer cherished the smells, the sounds, and the sense of love that he felt at Pasado’s sanctuary.
Tyson was mellow, loving, happy – perfectly imperfect and perfectly wonderful. Like all dogs, he loved going on frequent walks, exploring the world with his ears and his nose. He equally enjoyed snuggling with his human companions, exploring their friendships with his heart and soul.
“Everyone who saw Tyson seemed to fall in love with him,” stated Amber Chenoweth of Pasado’s Safe Haven.
“There’s no other way to put it – there’s just a very deep soulfulness about this amazing boy.”
A lady named Janet was taking a senior tour of Pasado’s sanctuary. As she walked among all of the animals and then visited the dogs at Dog Towne, her eyes fell upon this one sweet senior dog. She sensed his soulfulness. She saw the unseeing, searching eyes. She connected with this tender, hopeful being.
And finally, finally, finally – just in time for Valentine’s Day, this special dog found his special someone.
According to Janet, there is absolutely no problem with Tyson being blind. Janet doesn’t notice his lack of sight. And neither does Tyson.
“He has learned the names of each room in my home and I tell him where he is going and he knows,” she stated.
“He understands what I’m saying!”
Fortunately for Tyson, Janet realized that adopting a pet with special needs doesn’t always mean extra work. Animals who have lost their vision or their hearing still have so much love to give and they deserve to have loving, wonderful homes – just like all other pets.
Adoptive parents can learn so very much from special needs pets. They have so much to teach – if you’ll only look, listen…and love.
Shortly after his adoption, Chenoweth visited Tyson in his new home with Janet.
"When she knelt down and whispered in Tyson's ear, I almost
lost it," Chenoweth stated.
"I asked her, 'How did you know he likes whispers?'
"I used to lift up his big flappity ear and whisper to him about what a good boy he was, about how much everyone loved him and how his special person was coming for him soon.
"Janet's daughter did the same thing - lifted his ear and whispered to him about how handsome he is and how much she loves him. She said she just felt compelled to do this all the time with him. I'm betting other people have done this with him, too.
"I think somehow Tyson has some very special communication skills that we might not even be able to comprehend. He is a deep, incredible soul that seems to 'see' and connect with everyone's hearts."
Pasado’s Safe Haven rescues the abused, the neglected, and the forgotten – animals who often have no other hope. If you would like to learn more about Pasado’s Safe Haven, visit their website here.
From the Seattle Pets Examiner, Happy Valentine’s Day – and congratulations to Tyson and Janet.
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