Every once in awhile someone sends me a really special photo. I've been saving this week's headline for just the right picture, and when David Shough sent me Hermia and Helena, asleep on their couch, I knew I had found the inspiration I've been waiting for.
Hermia (left) and Helena (right) were littermates. Like many predominently white Danes, Hermia is deaf. Not only that, when she was still a puppy her eyes stopped growing. They stayed very small. This makes seeing a challenge, particularly since her pupils are partially covered by the third eyelid. Though she is not blind, Hermia is visually impaired.
None-the-less, Hermia is a cheerful, well-adjusted dog. She even watches television. (But only certain shows.) Hermia and Helena live with another Great Dane, too. Their older sister, Miranda, is an unrelated black rescue.
It is a real pleasure to be able to show you a "disabled" Dane who found a caring home where she is greatly loved. There are many deaf and blind Danes who've not been so lucky. Many end up in rescue. (Or worse.) If you or anyone you know might be interested in adopting a needy Dane, please visit my Great Dane Rescue Page.
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