With Bells On!

About a week ago, I put bells on all the dogs in the house, except Riddick.

As any readers will know, Riddick is my blind Lab, and I often wear a one of those rubber “awareness” bracelets with bells tied on it, so he can hear where I am.
I kept noticing though, as his eyes got worse, that he would try to play with the other dogs and lose them mid-game if they bounced in a different direction, or he’d stand in the garden and bark trying to get their attention, but they wouldn’t be near him anymore. He also often ran into them ‘coz while he knows his garden, they would often run in front of him or just be standing in his path and he can’t see them.

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Now he can actually follow them around as they play, even if they change direction, because the bells jingle when they move!

He’s having so much fun!

And – touch wood – it seems we have his diabetes under control! I am testing his blood sugar twice a day, before he eats, and he’s so much more himself again! He’s not even snatching at my fingers when I offer him a treat, he’s sleeping well and his water intake and the number of times he pees is normal.

It’s almost strange not to visit the vet every week!


About Angel

We have 4 cats who live exclusively indoors, we have 4 dogs live mostly inside, and we are Guide Dog puppy raisers for SA Guide-Dogs!

Posted on April 25, 2016, in canine diabetes, Riddick. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Such a special soul is Riddick. Glad his diabetes is under control too 🙂

  2. Nice! We did something similar for our old BC when she lost her sight… we cut open a tennis ball and put bells in it so she could still play fetch 🙂

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