Clarice had a difficult beginning and that made her a little shy. She gets startled easily by some sounds, like glass bottles clasping, other dogs barking, and she especially dislikes when she is running away and you are trying to catch her from behind.
Nonetheless, she is improving greatly and is becoming more sure of herself. Clarice LOVES to eat, and LOVES to run long distances. She is a VERY active pup, more suitable to very active families who will love to exercise with her ( cycling, running, etc. ) in a daily fashion. She may even have some Australian Cattle Dog in her!
Also, it is very important that Clarice has fellow brothers/sisters that are willing to play with her non-stop. Otherwise, she becomes destructive VERY fast!
She loves to cuddle with you (especially at night) and doesn’t like to be left alone. She loves to hear your voice and feel you close by, even when playing with her brothers. Clarice is great with children, just the usual jumping of excitement but other than that she is amazing!
Clarice’s eyes didn’t fully develop (microphthalmia), but she seems to be able to see some shadows (especially high contrast ones). Clarice is deaf in one ear, the left one, which gives her trouble recognizing where the sound is coming from on certain occasions.
Nonetheless, she is a brilliant girl. She navigates the house without issues; we move furniture quite often and have a toddler who is always changing the landscape, and Clarice navigates all “obstacles” without difficulty. She learns the layout very fast!
At this time (Sept. 20th) Clarice is half house trained; she poops outside, and for the most part pees outside too (as soon as she feels grass). She has been having some accidents lately and she is going to be checked for a UTI.
Both eyes have microphthalmia, the right one being the more malformed one. Clarice’s left eye responds to light so she might distinguish shadows, but there is not “useful” vision, so for all purposes, she is fully blind. Clarice’s ophthalmologist believes her vision and hearing loss are due to the blue merle gene.
The vet said to keep an eye on “weird” eye discharges and any sign of pain in the future. He mentioned that if that happens, the eyes can be safely removed, but that he doesn’t recommend it now. He also mentioned that she can be given artificial tears to keep the tissue healthy and lubricated. Clarice can urinate frequently, but her UTI has cleared. Her vet recommends keeping a watch for any future issues.
Clarice was adopted!
- Sex Female
- Size Medium (24 lbs.)
- Age 1 year, 9 months old(DOB May 28, 2021)
Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Unknown
Good with children? Other
Currently fostered in Round Rock, Texas. (Transport is available)
- Vision Completely Blind(Cause: microphthalmia)
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