She's been in her new home for almost eight months, and unfortunately glaucoma has rendered her totally blind, a condition that has changed her personality.
Evie says Jo no longer zooms through the house like a flying squirrel, nor does she jump high in the air and into their arms when they arrive home. Instead, she waits quietly until she hears their soothing voices and recognizes them. Only then does she come to them.
She's adjusting to a world she no longer sees, but Evie says she sometimes gets disoriented and bumps into walls and furniture. She still has her sweet, loving nature, along with an independent streak. She loves to play ball, jumping on the couch to retrieve it again and again as Evie or Clark throw it for her.
Despite her refusal of food she doesn't like, she has gained 2 more pounds, now weighing all of 10 pounds.
The retired couple say they have laughed more since the little blind poodle became a part of their family.
Loving them unconditionally, she's burrowed her way into their home and hearts, enriching their lives in ways they could never have imagined.
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