Name and age of the dog: Tula, 4 years
Adoption history: We previously wrote for The Bark about our adoption of Tula, a blind Shiz-Tsu who taught us so much about loving kindness. We took Tula into our family and thought we had to learn how to handle a blind dog. Instead, Tula taught us patience, commitment and openness.
Tula loves to count steps in new places so she can move around on her own. She recently traveled with us to Washington, DC and came around like a champ while “hearing” all about the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. We celebrated Tula’s 4th birthday while in DC and she could have birthday cake near the nation’s capital! Tula loves to snuggle up around us while we are on the phone on Zoom these days. We all put blankets at our feet and she can travel around the house overhearing our various school and work conversations as we run our toes through her fur!
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My older daughter created a book corner in a walk-in closet. She and Tula love peace and quiet and hide out there when they need a break.
What we appreciate most about Tula is that she is much more patient with us than we deserve. She understands that we are only human, and she gives us the time and space to understand her needs without judging us. Most days she appears to be the pilot and we are the second wing. We have learned so much about ourselves from our interactions with such a wise little being.