This past June I received a phone call from one of my kids, Aubree. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with Quinn, they have very interesting jobs, a great apartment and a boat load of very talented friends, they have a great life. Quinn's birthday was fast approaching and Aub decided that she was going to get Quinny a dog. She called to have me check out a few rescue sites with her, she was looking for a puppy....you might want to consider a dog that is a little older I advised...no he wants a puppy....OK. She was looking for a Golden Retriever mix, Quinn had always wanted one. As trying to find a puppy at a rescues goes.....she lost out on a few choice, then she heard about one that sounded interesting to her......A 4 month old Mastiff.....WHAT that is nothing like a Golden????.........One more thing Mom....his blind.....WHAT, Aubree wait a minute, this will be your first very own dog, you live in a 2nd floor apartment, how do you even train a blind dog......She started researching training a blind dog....STOP this is really too much for you guys, you really need to consider what you are taking on......Then she went to the rescue....just to check it out.....I got a call, she was in tears, this was THEIR DOG! She bought him on the spot, when I heard her voice I knew there was nothing I could do or say but support her, she had found their dog.....She called Quinn and told him to meet her on the street in front of their apartment, she had to, she was carrying her bag and a 40 pound puppy. She told him on the phone she had too many groceries, she needed his help....She hid the puppy and waited for Quinn....When he appeared looking somewhat confused she pulled out this bundle of joy and shouted......"Happy Birthday.....His Blind" It was love at first sight for Quinny and love at first hearing for.......
Hank T Shirt
Hank's Dad, The Big Cowboy, Quinn and his Meezer Aubree
Quinn and his birthday prize Hank
One of the very first photos I ever received from my new Grand Dog!
"Don't bug my Meezer, she needs her rest"
4th of July too much partying on the roof!
Aubree and Quinn have taken Hank to a great Animal Optometrists in New York, they needed to find out if it was glaucoma or cataracts.....He was born blind, his eyes just never developed, he is in no pain, he has no idea he's blind, it is just his life. He may see light or shadow in one eye, there is really no way to know, but he is smart and he is loved!
Hanky is now 9 months old, he loves his life in Brooklyn with his Meezer and the Big Cowboy. He walks down the street on leash, is completely house trained and he has mastered the stairs in and out of his 2nd floor apartment to name a few of this wonder dogs accomplishments. He goes all over town and has more friends then most dogs I know and it is reported he loves everyone, 2 legged or 4 legged he meets. Hank T Shirt not only found his forever home he got a forever life......
Blind what's that got to do with it??????????
Hanky T Shirt enjoys coffee in bed with his girls
left to right
Auntie Mego, His Meezer, Auntie Austin, Auntie Lindsy
He is a very lucky guy
Real Brooklyn Dudes......
Hank, The Big Cowboy and Uncle Chad, the Milwaukee Man
Aunt Meg, closest to the camera, Aubree, Hank & Quinn
Walkin in BrooklynSo this Christmas I get to meet in living color my Grand Dog Hank......This is a family......To say that I'm proud would be an understatement.....to say the apple never falls far....would be the truth!
That Grandma Lady