Friday Fun: Oskar & The Hair Dryer

Here’s Oskar, who was born blind, battling that waskally wind from the hair dryer.  What a cute boy!

And here he is with his first toys.  Cats are amazing!  If you’re considering adopting a pet, don’t rule out one with special needs.  Animals can really adapt!

Rudolph The Dachshund

rudolphdachshundRudolph was born deaf and blind in a puppy mill in Ohio. He was adopted by a few different families, but they didn’t know what to do with him given his disabilities, so he just lived in a cage.  Then Marcia Fishman rescued him and changed his life.  She’s also wrote a childrens’ story about Rudolph, Rudolph’s Nose Knows.

Now Rudolph is helping teach children about what it’s like to live with a disability.  He’s quite similar to most dogs in some ways—he knows how to sit, lie down, & walk on a leash—but instead of using sight to get around, he uses his sense of smell.  Rudolph’s story is also encouraging students to read.  I hope it also opens people’s eyes to the possibility of adopting a special needs animal.