What It’s Like To Have A Dog With One Eye

“How did she lose her eye?” is a question that every single person who has ever met Freckles always asks.

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To be completely honest, I’m not really sure as it happened prior to us adopting her. From what we were told, when she was just a very young puppy, she had an accident with a crate that caused her to have her eye removed.

A couple of weeks ago, someone on a private Facebook group I belong to was asking for advice as her dog also had to have it’s eye removed from an accident.

To be honest, you would hardly know Freckles only has one eye other than looking at her. She has had no problems going up and down stairs (except for the ones into our basement as they are both steep and wooden). She has no problem jumping on and off our bed (which is very high) and couches and even does so in the dark. I think I’ve only see her not make it up a handful of times. She goes to daycare and plays all day long without any problem.

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I will say the only minor thing is her depth perception. There are times where if you place a treat right in front of her, she might not see it right away. But she does eventually find it using her nose (and sounds like a little pig grunting as she does it).

When we go for a walk, she likes to walk only on my right side so she can see me at all times. She does get scared if a dog or anyone (specifically young children) get right up to her and her instinct is to stop and hit the deck.

Dogs are very good at learning to adapt to anything they face. They are resilient and I think a lot of people could learn from them.

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