Last Updated on August 1, 2022 by Pets Feed
This amazing rescued blind dog couldn’t come down home out of fear and her brother is showing her how.
Bonnie is an adorable rescue pup who’s been through a lot in her life, but she always looks so happy you’d never know it all just looking at her. The husky is blind and she recently overcame her fear of stairs, all with the help of her kind older brother.
Victoria Pombeiro, the dogs’ adoptive mother, knew Bonnie would eventually work up the courage to try at her own pace, so she never forced her to do anything she didn’t feel ready to do. Also, her older brother, Wookie, was always there to guide her.
Victoria told The Dodo:
He had to work for it. The lower part of our house is on two levels, and for the first few weeks she only lived on the ground floor and made no effort to go up to the kitchen area.
Rescued blind dog couldn’t go down stairs
After a while, I would go up a few steps, then I would lose confidence and go back down. Then one day a friend came to visit and we were chatting in the kitchen and there was something about the tone of my friend’s voice that made Bonnie run over to say hello. It was such a proud moment!
Bonnie was adopted by her mother some time ago from Rushton Dog Rescue in the UK. The dog took a long time to learn to recognize the steps to reach the first level and at first, she was quite fearful.
I would sit up or down the stairs and talk to him. Wookie was going up and down the stairs as if trying to show him what to do. It was lovely!
Bonnie, 4 years old, immediately took refuge under the protection of her older brother, who welcomed her without hesitation and accompanied her every step of the way to help her to have confidence in her abilities.
Bonnie is amazing, you would never know she was blind. She draws a map of a room, bumps into things once, then learns where they are and never bumps into them again.
Now that the spunky Husky has overcome her fear of stairs, she tends to move more around the house from floor to floor, although she usually feels much better when she does so in the company of Wookie.
The only thing she relies on is the bell we put on Wookie’s collar so he can hear where he is. She follows him into the house and sits right next to him, almost above him.
When Bonnie finally arrived in her forever home, the pup had already survived a lot, from a shelter in China in 2019 to moving to England. Now he finally has a quiet life and enjoys his brother’s company all the time.
Victoria says Wookie was very patient with her when she arrived. It was as if he knew she needed a little moral support and was ready to provide it.
Finally, Victoria said:
To have been through everything she’s been through and still be so loving to people and other dogs is just amazing. I can’t believe we were so worried about adopting a blind dog, he definitely got it from us. shown. She is a great inspiration and we are very proud of her.
Images: Instagram / vpombeiro