Favorite Walk: Home in the fields here, I am his eyes and he knows how to follow my voice
Best Tricks: Jumping High
Arrival Story: I got an e-mail of a Assie Shepherd that need a place to go. At the time rescue though he/was a she and that she was blind and deaf.
They brought Cotton to us and it was then we learned that she was a he and he could hear so that just meant he was blind. We he first got here he was afraid so all we did was to make sure we potty him and let him get use to us and the house. He seemed to really like Mr. Potter as I took him out and he found him right off.
The next day was a better day. OHh and I created him at night to keep him safe.
The next day he started mapping the house but only went as far as the kitchen, I was very intrested in watching him and learning how he found his way around.
Soon Thanksgiving was here and we were going to my parents for Thanksgiving. I called my Mom and told her I had this problem. I asked if we were going to stay in our pad and she said yes. So I explaind to her that I had Cotton and that he was very House broke and I just could not leave him here alone. She had no problem with me bringing him. Cotton did very well although had trouble navigating the steps in and out.
I was really proud of him and how well he did. We did learn that he does not like people. I think what happens is they tend to come upon him and move fast not talking to him and it scares him. We have been working on this with him. I am also going to make a vest for him to let everyone he is around know he is blind.
Bio: Cotton has been a joy to have a round but boy some times he will drive one crazy, He has slowed down on trying to get the cats, which is good, as many times he would think he had them in a chair and bark bark, and nothing is there. He also does what we call chasing dust bunnies as he will look as if he is seeing something. For a Blind boy he can jump pretty high.
He also is the most lovable dog I have ever met and when I sit in the kitchen in my chair he will lay his head in my lap to get some much needed loving.
Mr Potter built a day pen for him today. This is so I can let him go out for a while and enjoy the sunshine. He really loves it out side.
16 Feb, 2009 Cotten is doing well. He has been altered as of 6 Feb. 2009. He took a complet 180 degree turn in his personality. He is allot calmer. We have been working on sit and this thing we call Settle he is doing really well with it. I guess I am the one who has the problem as I will get so excited over the things he lears and will be jumping up and down telling him good boy. The next thing I know is he will have his front paws on my arms and will be jumping up and down with me.
Cotten and I are fixing to take a new Journey at the end of Aug. We will be going to Obedence Training classes. I am hoping this will open the door for him to do Obedence trials. We just have one more thing to get past and that is his snapping and growling at people he does not know.