Blind Dog Has Seeing Eye Dog

 |  Aug 4th 2009  |   9 Contributions


As hard as it is to believe it's true, a blind border collie has his own guide dog.

Bonnie and Clyde, as they're now called, were found wandering the streets where they were picked up and taken to the Meadow Green Dog Rescue.

Bonnie and Clyde do everything together, from walking and wagging to bounding and burying.

But Clyde is always just one faltering step behind.

That's because he is blind - and his fellow border collie Bonnie acts as his guide dog.

She leads him to food or water, and lets him rest his head on her haunches when he feels a bit lost.

They are inseparable, and if Bonnie isn't nearby Clyde refuses to move a paw.

The pair were rescued as strays three weeks ago and are looking for a new home together.

Cherie Cootes, 40, at the Meadow Green Dog Rescue Centre in Loddon, Norfolk, said: 'Clyde relies on Bonnie the whole time. When she walks she tends to stop and make sure he's there - she does look out for him. They really are the most lovely pair of dogs.

'There's absolutely no option of homing them separately, they have to go as a pair.' Bonnie, two, and Clyde, five, were rescued after being abandoned on a street in the middle of a storm three weeks ago. No one has claimed them.

Miss Cootes said they would make ideal pets in a home with a large, secure garden away from busy roads.

Waveney District Council placed the dogs, who have no identifying collars or chips, with the rescue centre but no owners have come forward to claim them.

After receiving more than 500 calls from around the world inquiring about them the dog rescue has found Bonnie and Clyde a new forever home.

The centre staff are continuing their work to re-home 50 other dogs at Meadow Green, so keep them in mind if you're interested in adopting.

* Pic by SPLASH/Mail Online

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