Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. -- Anonymous
Great News! Toby has been officially adopted by his foster mom!!! Cheryl had recently adopted Lyla from us, when Toby came into rescue and needed a foster home, which she graciously offered to be. After only a few weeks, Cheryl had fallen in love with him and wanted to adopt him. However, since Lyla is blind and deaf, I wanted to be sure that having Toby, who is also blind and deaf, wouldn't be too much for her. So, we made a deal! I suggested that she continue fostering Toby until such time that we had a serious inquiry about him, and then she could make that decision. Well, nearly 5 months later, that serious inquiry came through. Needless to say, Toby was going NOWHERE!!!
3/22/043 Toby's foster mom sent some new pics of him enjoying life with Goliath and Lyla. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
12/15/03 Toby went to his new foster home yesterday (he's being foster by Lyla's Mom) and he's doing GREAT! He learned how to walk up and down the steps as soon as he got there. Toby loves playing with Goliath (the sweetest English Mastiff in the world) and Lyla (blind and deaf Lethal White) and even Pai, the cat likes him. Here are some pics of Toby and Goliath playing, as well as pics of Lyla and Pai, for you to enjoy! Stay tuned for more pics and updates.
12/12/03 Toby is a (Lethal White) Red Merle/Rottie mix male (neutered and up-to-date on shots), approximately 10 months old (born end of February, 2003). He is an absolute sweetheart who loves everyone, including adults, children, dogs and cats. Toby is totally blind (he barely has eyes), he is also deaf, but can hear some different tones. He responds to several "touch" commands and we'll be working on more while he's in foster care. The above pictures were taken to show you his eyes and how he "sees" (by lifting his nose straight in the air). He arrived today, thanks very much to RJ from AAWL (Arizona Animal Wildlife League) who transported him from Show Low, AZ to Lorraine's house in Mesa, AZ. Without the patience, love and compassion that RJ Owens and Gail Potts have for these wonderful animals, Toby may not be here today. We had nowhere to put him when they first contacted us, but they made sure he was safe and well taken care of (Thanks Tera) until he could get here. Here are a few pictures of RJ and Toby's arrival, as well as Toby enjoying meeting most of Lorraine's crew.
To read Toby's story, (and his sister's, Tinkerbelle) please click here!