ELEANOR

Hi, I'm Eleanor, a senior female with an estimated date of birth of August 2008 who was found in a suburb of Houston by a good samaritan. I was in pretty rough shape, matted terribly and with toenails so overgrown that all were curled completely around. One had even grown into the pad on my toe, but thankfully, they had me shaved and cut my nails, which although painful, helped me start on the road to recovery.  The good samaritan and local animal shelter tried to find my owners, but then reached out to GCCSR for help. I'm so thankful that a foster home welcomed me into their home.

Everyone who meets me describes me as 'sweet as they come, without a care in the world' and 'absolutely amazing'.  After my first really good night's sleep in a LONG time, I immediately started to learn the lay of the land at my new foster home, and fit into the beagle and cocker pack without any issue at all.  My foster mom said I've been a 'breeze to transition', reporting that I sleep a lot of the day, but also follow everyone around the house as best as I can.  Because of my lack of sight and hearing, I often follow my nose! I can sniff out the best food in the house in fact. You will often time find me sitting next to whomever has the best smelling meal. I will happily sit there until you share a bit. I'm a very patient girl who will do her cute little dance to get your attention. 

Despite the fact I'm blind, I am potty trained and haven't had any accidents inside provided I'm taken outside. Due to my limited sight, I do need help around the house. I still bump into things from time to time, so particularly when outside for my short walks, I do need guidance. I enjoy being outside smelling the fresh air, and I am slowly adding more steps to my daily routine! I am also very trustworthy! I get free range of the house when my foster mom is off at work. I haven't cause any trouble at all. I mostly just find a warm little nook to catch some Z's. 

My new vet has quite a few health issues to address, but hopefully things will improve for me quickly now that I'm getting the long overdue and much deserved care that I need.  We've sent off labwork and a urinalysis, as well as xrays to make sure I don't have kidney stones.  I may need to be on a prescription diet, but that is yet to be determined. I will also be getting a good teeth cleaning and doc will address a perianal gland tumor at that time.  Like many cocker spaniels, I have dry eye so will require daily drops.  I'm blind and hard of hearing , but the good news is that I'm heartworm negative, spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.  Get ready to fall in love!