Last Updated: August 23, 2011
Here is Tucker's story, in the words of his rescuer:
"Tucker was bred on a horse farm. All puppies were born blind, both litters. Tucker and his sister were purchased by a family. The family could not cope with the dogs and turned them into a shelter. The shelter manager kept Tucker's sister and called me to take Tucker.
"Absolutely the best boy! He has his routine down. I get his eye drops (a.m. and p.m.) and he sits very pretty for his drops and then a cookie. He runs through the house and the yard and for the first time a few days ago, chased a rabbit.
"I'm sure he didn't know what he was chasing, but it moved and he chased. Tucker gets along great with all of the other dogs and sleeps in bed with us.
"Tucker was born with small eye and cataracts. This is a genetic condition.
"Our hope was that he would be a candidate for cataract surgery. Unfortunately due to "small eyes" (Mirophthalmia) he is not. The doctor believes that he now has some peripheral vision due to his twice a day drops."
Medical science, at this point, is not able to help when a dog is born with microphthalmia. CorgiAid has helped with expenses for many such dogs, and, in every case, veterinary ophthalmologists have felt that it was best to leave the dog alone rather than attempt surgery.
CorgiAid supporters will help Tucker get up to speed on the rest of his health care. Thank you!
Blind or nearly blind dogs often do amazingly well. We all hope and expect that Tucker will lead the happy life of a beloved pet, despite his vision issues.
Tucker was rescued in Missouri.