Arrival Story: alphy and his brother Billy were adopted from MPR in December 2004. Their owner contacted MPR recently stating they did not have sufficient time to spend with them as they had an addition to their family. Both Ralphy and Billy are blind and have been since they were about 6 weeks old when tragically the husband of the breeder attempted to open their eyes prematurely. Consequently that action damaged their sight. They do very well once they have learned the layout of their surroundings. They have been neutered and are up to date on all vaccines, heartworm testing and fecal testing. They are co-dependent on each other and need to be adopted together. They are 5 years old and were trained to use a doggy door. They do have accidents and the previous owner had them wear a belly band to prevent marking. They are good with children, other dogs and very affectionate. The family has fallen on difficult financial times are were unable to provide for them and contacted MPR to return them. Evaluation of their behavior has revealed they will function well independently and are available to be adopted separately.