Anyone who has ever had a dog will understand how amazing these animals are. The impact they have on a family cannot be overstated. Bringing a dog into one’s home is a sure way to increase the amount of love and happiness in the home. As well, dogs are capable of achieving incredible feats. These animals are commonly trained for a variety of highly specialized tasks like police work, hunting, and even therapy.
One of the most important tasks that dogs can be trained to perform is guiding the blind. Guide dogs allow visually impaired individuals to safely move about by themselves. As such, they allow people who would otherwise be limited by their lack of sight to enjoy full and happy lives.
However, some dogs are able to provide this service to other dogs as well as people. One such case involves a standard poodle named Margaux. Unfortunately, Margaux suffers from an autoimmune disease that attacked her eyes. While it first appeared on her paw and resembled an infection, her eyes quickly deteriorated. Eventually, doctors were forced to remove her eyes. To compound the severity of this condition, Margaux also went deaf around this time.
Although Margaux’s condition is now under control thanks to an assortment of medication, she is now coping with the challenge of living without sight and hearing. However, Margaux is not the type of dog to be defeated by a challenge. She has persevered throughout this tumultuous period in her life and is beginning to adjust to her new daily routine. As well, she has three sisters who are devoted to helping her feel safe and happy despite the struggle of losing her sight and hearing.
Her sisters, Susie, Chloe, and Rhonda, have become a unique type of seeing eye dogs. While most of these dogs help people, they have adapted to Margaux’s condition and are helping her cope. In addition, their owner, Scott Jordan, has provided immeasurable support and care for Margaux and her sisters. He even stated that as Margaux’s condition progressed, the vet even proposed putting her down. However, he knew that his dog was still far too full of life to succumb to this condition.
Although Margaux has managed to adapt to her blindness and deafness with the help of Scott and her sisters, there have been some significant changes to her daily routine. Perhaps most notably, she is now taken for a walk around the house each day in order to help her memorize the layout. As well, she requires the company of one of her sisters while being brought to unfamiliar places. Even being able to smell their scent is enough to calm Margaux down, as she becomes distressed when she feels alone in unfamiliar settings. Otherwise, her life is largely the same. The support of her sisters means that Margaux always feels comfortable and safe.
Her story is an inspiring one. Her courage and the love and dedication of her family provide an excellent example of how compassion can overcome even the most daunting challenges. In fact, Margaux’s condition has even had some positive impacts. Scott has decided to be more engaged, stating that he will spend less time on his phone and more time interacting with his dogs. This has already had quite an impact on the family’s life, as Scott’s pictures and videos of Margaux have attracted a significant online fan base.
Hopefully, Margaux’s popularity will be able to represent the power of compassion. With her sisters as seeing eye sisters and Scott as a supportive owner, there is no reason why Margaux cannot lead a full and happy life.