Like so many of our ODH seniors, Blue found herself left at the shelter at the ripe old age of 16 after her owner died.  Unfortunately, Blue had suffered longtime neglect before then and arrived with terrible teeth, bad skin, weak front and back ends, and a urinary tract infection (UTI) and vaginitis. Ugh! The shelter called ODH for help and Blue was picked up from the shelter by a volunteer transporter and delivered to her new Final Refuge home where she’s finally getting the care she needs and the love she deserves.

Lucky Blue is now in a family with two old, blind Labradors! One of these Labs was in training to be a guide dog before she herself went blind–so her service-oriented heart opened to Blue and now they are “as thick as thieves.” Blue’s new mom tells us that they both love food, palling around together, and snuggling. And Blue is so loving. Her forever mom tells us that Blue puts her head in her lap and nudges her hand for loves and pets and “in the morning, she loves to stick her face up to my bed and stare at me with a wagging tail…”  When Blue is deep asleep herself, her tongue sticks out and it is just delightful to see.

Blue has claimed a few soft spots around the house as her lounging areas, and thought she can’t hear very well–and the blind labs run into her sometimes and she doesn’t hear them coming–they all work it out and are good sports about it! Friends, thank you for your kind support of ODH and making magic like this happen for our wonderful senior dogs.

Update:  After some wonderful time in her new home and enjoying her pack of Labradors, Blue’s health finally declined and it was time to let her go.  She was a very old and dear border collie and really enjoyed her final chapter.  She will be greatly missed.

Blue and her new pack