START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

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.


Related Stories:

Deaf Puppy Dumped By Breeder Now Learning Sign Language

Puppy’s Dramatic, International Recovery Begins in Cardboard Box

Rescuers Surround Freezing Truck Yard Dog

Read more: , ,

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

261 comments

+ add your own
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!

2:49PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

DAISY WAS SO LUCKY TO FIND HER FOREVER HOME. THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF THIS SWEET BABY.

2:48PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

DAISY WAS SO LUCKY TO FIND HER FOREVER HOME. THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF THIS SWEET BABY.

2:00AM PDT on May 14, 2012

Great story.Thanks for saving Daisy

1:40PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

I have worked with and been owned by deaf/blind dogs since 2006
Please have a look at our websites:
Lethal Whites UK - http://lethalwhitesuk.webs.com
House of Misfits - http://houseofmisfits.weebly.com

9:10PM PDT on Oct 3, 2011

what a great story and Daisy is so beautiful, thanks for making me smile

12:01PM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

I'm so touched by this story. This gives me the hope that there's still more animal lovers in this world than not. Thank you for sharing!

10:25PM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Thanks Maryam, for sharing this warm story with us! And how much patience and love you have to help a little scared puppy like Daisy!

1:39PM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

What a wonderful thing u did

10:59PM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

Heartwarming story

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

ads keep care2 free
Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!

more from causes

Animal Welfare

Causes Canada

Causes UK

Children

Civil Rights

Education

Endangered Wildlife

Environment & Wildlife

Global Development

Global Warming

Health Policy

Human Rights

LGBT rights

Politics

Real Food

Trailblazers For Good

Women's Rights




Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.