A little about me...
Piper is one of many Basset Hounds that have lost their eyes due to glaucoma, but still went one to live a happy hound life! This goofy gal came to us from Northern California (near Grass Valley), spent several years patrolling rabbits in the Nevada sagebrush, then journeyed with me to Idaho. She had the prettiest eyes!! Sadly, she developed glaucoma at about 6 years old, and had to have each eye surgically removed within four months of her diagnosis. Piper had our older Basset, Hannah, to guide her (begrudgingly) that first year. They enjoyed the dog park, meeting new friends, treats from our local pet store employees, and getting spoiled by Mom! After gut-wrenching goodbye to Hannah last year, Piper learned to get around by herself. Blindness did not stop her from enjoying life; she navigated new places amazingly well! And of course the mighty Basset sniffer helped immensely. She still loved meeting new people, learned to play tug-of-war with a German Shephard, and still knew exactly where treats were! Heartbreakingly, Piper faced a cancer diagnosis earlier this year, and crossed the rainbow bridge at just 8.5 years old.
My hounds were the best girls ever, and I miss them both every day. Piper amazed us and touched the lives of everyone she met. Sending kisses and belly pats to all doggos affected by glaucoma. ♡