Blind & Deaf Puppy: Is That You, Mom?
Among the latest heroes to join in The Great Animal Rescue Chase is Maryam Faresh, who saved a blind & deaf pup named Daisy who was living in darkness, silence and fear. After years of special care and help from the family dog Olivia, Daisy is now joyful and playful. And when she sits in her mom’s lap today, she need not wonder, “Is that you Mom?” She simply knows the touch, the smell and the energy of love that comes from the woman who saved her. Enjoy this precious story!
By Maryam Faresh of California
Daisy was born deaf and blind and we rescued her at only 3 months old. She had gone through three foster homes before finding us. Each foster home gave her up as they did not know how to communicate with her and/or the other dogs in the home rejected her because they as well did not understand her.
When we saw Daisy’s picture we knew we had to rescue her. We had no idea how to raise a deaf and blind dog but we understood how stressful being passed from home to home can be for a sighted and hearing dog, we couldn’t imagine the stress Daisy was under.
Daisy immediately bonded with our other rescue dog Olivia and ultimately Olivia turned into Daisy’s eyes and ears. But it would be two years before Daisy would accept our love and touch.
We worked hard day and night. We had to teach Daisy how to climb stairs, swim, socialize with other dogs, people and of course potty training. We came to terms with the fact that she may never come around and that would be ok. Our job would be to supply her with a warm, safe home and continue to slowly introduce her to the world.
Look for More Great Photos of Daisy
Now, at four years old, Daisy is just like any other dog. She wakes up every morning so excited to start her day she will spin in circles on the bed until we all get up. She truly is an inspiration. See Daisy’s Photos Here. And please feel free to share your own stories and photos in The Great Animal Rescue Chase.
Daisy’s Story is Also a Childrens’ Book
“What about Daisy?” is now an inspiring and thoughtful children’s book with gorgeous illustrations. Take a peek.