Welcome to Beethoven's Rainbow Bridge Memorial Residency
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Memories of Beethoven
Beethoven was surrendered to be euthanized because he was "too old." The consensus was that he wasn't, and so I volunteered to foster him "temporarily;for a short time." Well, he arrived, made himself comfortable, and I knew right away that this blind dog was staying. How could I disrupt his life even more? Little did I know, then, how very anxious and scared he was whenever we went someplace. I became a first time foster failure. Given how nervous he was in new places, I have always been amazed by how easily he adjusted to his new home!

Beethoven fit easily into the household. He had perfect manners, got along with his canine companions. The only strange thing was that he seemed to lack the skills that other blind animals have. He couldn't find anything by smell-including food-and he did not seem to sense obstacles, and so he either walked into them or required continuous supervision and prompting to avoid them! He was well socialized and for quite some time he presented no issues. After a while he slowly developed medical problems that were controlled. Diabetes was more of a challenge and control was difficult, though not impossible. Slowly he slipped away and it was time to say good-bye. He is missed by everyone-especially by his canine companion and "roomie" who is very lonely without him.

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