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Blind & Deaf Puppy: Is That You, Mom?

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.

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11:32PM PDT on Sep 20, 2014

Awesome for Daisy, her loving family and her books :)

11:31PM PDT on Sep 20, 2014

Awesome for Daisy, her loving family and her books :)

12:01PM PDT on Sep 20, 2014

One Greatful dog that you came along & rescued her! Not every one is Blessed to care for a deaf & blinf animal! So pleased for both of you!

4:43AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

thank you for this beautiful story

5:47AM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

Love can always carry us through

5:10PM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

God bless those that take pity on the most defenseless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving this baby a loving home! Thank you Olivia, for being your brother's personal guide dog!

6:45AM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

great story

8:09AM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

Thank you for the wonderful story and thank you for rescuing Daisy.

8:44AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

Nice story.

11:25AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Last weekend I rescued a deafblind puppy and he already knows me very well. He is only 6 weeks old and I really want to be able to communicate effectively with him. My concern is that I cannot find any support material on training deafblind pups online, it's either one or the other. Do you have any material that you have found to be helpful with training your dog?? Or any suggestions on how you trained your dog? I'm trying to keep him in the same areas all the time so that he isn't upset about the constant changing environment. I have noticed that he cries a lot when he is somewhere unknown.

Thanks for your help!

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