Saturday, October 30, 2010
The blind herder who could
Meet Jack. Jack is a sheepdog in Britain. Jack was purchased March of last year to be a working dog on a sheep farm, and had settled in nicely. He'd had a few mishaps and missteps, but the family was proud of how well he'd done in his training and he'd won their hearts.
But the family became suspicious one day when he was seen running straight into a wooden peg sticking out of the ground. He was taken to the vet, who confirmed that Jack was indeed blind.
The family with whom Jack had lived and worked couldn't believe it. This dog was so adept at living blind that he had successfully been a working herder on a farm and a part of the family, without ever cluing the family in on the secret of his blindness until that day he walked into the wooden peg.
The family has decided to retire Jack keep him as a family pet now.