Blind dog overcomes the odds

Wolfie the blind dog

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SALINA, Kansas – Peggy Huscher’s life changed when she offered to foster Wolfie, a 3-year old wire-haired terrier mix.

“I was only supposed to have him for three days, and I was devastated because it was like an instant bond with him.”

She adopted him and that bond has helped Wolfie get through some tough times.

Last year, Wolfie developed a severe eye condition.

“The eye ended up bursting in the middle of the night, and he was in a lot of pain, had a girlfriend drive me to Manhattan, and I held a crying Wolfie, and they needed to take the eye out immediately.”

Still with one functional eye, Huscher says Wolfie didn’t miss a beat.

But two weeks ago, Wolfie’s good eye developed the same debilitating condition.

“He was in the ICU for four days. They treated him aggressively, every hour around the clock, they treated him, and they just could not save the eye.”

The surgery has left Wolfie totally blind but not defeated.

“Each day, we’ve seen him learn to navigate, he can go up and down the stairs with our help.”

It’s that determination that Huscher says has impacted those who meet him.

“There’s just something about this dog, I mean everybody just likes Wolfie.”

Wolfie is no longer on any sort of pain medication.

The veterinarians have removed the stitches around his eyes and are confident he will make a full recovery.

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