I’ve certainly heard of seeing eye dogs to help the blind, but this is the first I’ve heard of a seeing eye dog to help another dog.

A great dane named Lily hardly seems deterred by her blindness. While still a pup, her eyelashes grew into her eyeballs, causing irreparable damage and a medical need to remove both eyes. But with the help of her devoted four legged pal Maddison, she has continued to enjoy her life. Both dogs exhibit a joi de vie that many humans would do well to emulate. Maddison and Lily became very close, always enjoying one another’s company, going about their daily routines as a twosome. Vocal in play, affectionate at rest, they curl up together when  ready to sleep.

 With her lack of sight, Lily’s other senses sharpened. Although rarely apart, Lily can always sense when Maddison is not nearby and uses a unique bark to search for her.

 Both Lily and Maddison formed their bond while living in one of UK ‘s eighteen Dogs Trust Rehoming Centres, a network of re-homing centers which care for around 16,000 stray and abandoned dogs every year. The story ends happily for Lily and Maddison, who now live with Anne and Len Williams, a loving family who fell in love with these dogs after reading their story in the Daily Mail.

 The couple plan to take the great danes on holidays to France and the Lake District ass well as daily walks with Mrs. Williams, to add to enjoyment of their lives with their new family.


Lois W. Stern is the author of two award winning books about different aspects of aesthetics (physical beauty): Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery and Tick Tock, Stop the Clock ~ Getting Pretty on Your Lunch Hour. Beyond those topics, Lois is committed to writing short stories to touch the soul – stories that she calls her inner beauty “tales”. Suspecting that many writers who don’t have a enough inspiring stories for an entire book, might  have one fabulous “tale”  to share, she set out to find out . By initiating the TALES2INSPIRE contest as an “authors helping authors” project, Lois hopes to provide authors with a platform for building their own fan base, with the opportunity to have their work published in a short story anthology.

Lois invites all  interested in either cutting edge physical beauty news and tips, her energy renewing, spirit uplifting stories, or both to visit her Facebook Page If you like what you see there, become a fan by clicking on the LIKE button at the top of the screen.

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About loiswstern

I was in education for just over 20 years when I unexpectedly pursued another passion and entered the world of authors and journalists. I have since published two non-fiction, full length books on different aspects of beauty, but also avidly endorse the confluence of Inner and Outer beauty. I have written feature articles for Long Island Beauty Guide and LI Woman, and have served as Editor-at-large for MakeMeHeal.com, the largest Internet site for plastic surgery and beauty needs. I enjoy researching what's new in the world of aesthetics & anti-aging and devote one of my blogs: www.FabulousBeautyBlog.wordpress.com to sharing cutting edge, hype-free information. I devote my second blog to my other passion: writing, collecting and sharing stories to warm the spirit and inspire the soul. To this end, I have created an 'Authors Helping Authors' project/contest, to create books for inspiration, the first of which is titled: Tales 2 Inspire ~ Beyond Coincidence. It is a jewel of a book, filled with inspiring stories and full color original photos and/or drawings. If you're a talented writer with one inspiring story to share, visit www.tales2inspire.com to learn how to participate. FREE to enter. All you need is the talent and perseverance to do so. Lots of positive platform building opportunities for the winners. Learn more at: www.tales2inspire.com.

Posted on June 15, 2012, in Making the World a Better Place, Off the Beaten Path, Tales2Inspire, Words to Inspire and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. As someone, who is totally Deaf and who managed to train a complete mutt to serve me as a hearing-ear dog, it is a joy to read about a dog serving another, who is blind and helping that one live a fuller life.
    My “Sandy” was adopted at the age of about four weeks from the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF, if you will) and, by the time she was about six months old, had already noticed her master couldn’t hear.
    When I was in another room, she’d run back and forth to the backdoor, whenever someone came calling (often, her shrill bark scared the person, but I, soon, learned she was as gentle, with guests, as she was with me.

    At the age of 14, we had to have her put to sleep because (according to Dr. Hall) she probably had a brain tumor, which caused her to forget her surrounding. I have, since, adopted a throw-away black lab and, while I know a blind lady, who had a seeing-eye dog of that breed, my “B.B.” doesn’t seem to want to do anything to learn to be a service dog.

    If Sandy had survived, she’d be about 20 years old, now, so I can only hope to find another dog, who will be as attentive to my needs as she was.

    • Gary, I love your story about Sandy! Thank you so much for sharing and God bless you. I don’t know if you have any interest in writing up your story as an inspiring ‘tale’, but if so, please visit my Tales2Inspire website to learn what it’s all about.http://www.tales2inspire.com

      Let me know if this interests you.

      Warm regards,
      Lois W. Stern

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