Sunday, September 27, 2009

SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN

RADAR'S ROOST
Well, Radar has discovered that he can get up on unoccupied chairs. So now it's necessary for the peeps to return their chairs to a stowed position whenever they get up for anything. Failure to do so usually results in returning to a radar occupied seat. It was apparently easy for Radar to figure out how to get up on to the chairs to sit down but evidently getting down wasn't as easy for him. He probably wasn't sure of how high off of the floor he was. Dad gave him a few lessons so now he lays down on the chair and reaches down to the floor with his front paw to get a feel for how high he is. then he'll just slide off the chair on to the floor. He'll even get up on an occupied chair if the person isn't sitting all the way back on it. That makes for a cozy situation as he like to lick peep's faces and necks. He's still in a active "chew" stage like all puppies his age. He is more calm now in his crate at night and seems to finally a time cycle in his head. Of course just shutting off a light and leaving him in the dark has no meaning to him. He is a good boy and very receptive to human companionship. Mom and dad both say that is doing exceptionally and it's difficult for them at times to realize that he's blind. Sometimes the clues are just subtle and not very obvious. People that meet him on the street are often surprised when told that he is totally blind. Actually, a simple look into what should be his eyes shows that they never fully developed. He doesn't seem to be bothering Sophie as much as he did. All things Radar are progressing somewhat "normally."
- The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

Radar can get up on to the kitchen chairs.
Can he get down?

















Tug of War with Radar
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10 comments:

RILEY AND STAR said...

Cute picture!

See ya soon and have a grrreat Sunday.

Luv,
Riley and Star.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Well Radar is a lucky boy to have found your mum and dad and all of you!

Huffle Mawson

dewdana said...

Such a sweet boy! It is funny how many things don't occur to me about having a blind dog. He is obviously very confident to get up on a chair and good he has figured out a way down!
It is so great to see him thriving! He is obviously in good hands!
Moose + Dana

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

He nevFUR evFUR fails to make us smile!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Dogs who can't see don't know they can't see and do just about anything - possibly more - than a sighted dog. Momma remembers how her Princie had no fear, just NO fear!

Domi, the therapy dog, has passed to the Bridge this weekend. Our blog contains her last letter to her friends. Please come to visit. It would mean so much to our momma and then go to Domi's blog to offer condolences. Momma is crying a lot today.

JackDaddy said...

Radar is just keeping the seat warm for his peoples when they get back! :)

Bob said...

Radar;
We are so proud of all the progress you are making. You have such a wonderful family and such a wonderful life ahead of you. Maybe someday we can meet you.


Hamish & Sophie

Ben said...

Oh Radar -a boy after my own heart. I am the only dog out of four that test drives every piece of furniture that I can find.

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Bumpass Hounds, Kitties and hoomans! My! Radar is a sweetie! A lovely red beauty.
How old is Radar?
Our Sierra Rose is about 5.5. months now, and we have to say, looks quite similar to Radar. That smooth, reddish fur, loving sweet face. SR likes to sit in our chairs too! Especailly ones with cushions. Glad Radar is doing so fabulously with all the Bumpass hounders!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and her mom

Maggie and Mitch said...

We absolutely love Radar! He's smart and he's so sweet! We're so happy that he belongs to you guys!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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