This dog, Bob, has been living in a hidden realm for a while. In both of Bob’s eyes, a minor case of cataracts ultimately became worse until he was completely blind.
The fact that Bob had lost his vision had a negative impact on him.
“He became quieter, afraid of bumping into furniture,” Mércia Amaro, Bob’s vet, told The Dodo. “He could no longer run to greet his owner when he came home, and he always loved to welcome him.”
Sadly, for Bob, his dad’s face had become just a fading memory. But it wouldn’t stay that way forever.
Amaro is a veterinary ophthalmologist, specializing in the eyes of dogs. She knew that, despite Bob’s apparent hopelessness about his condition, his vision could be restored through cataract surgery. After coordinating with Bob’s dad, an appointment for the procedure was scheduled for last week.
And that’s when everything changed. The veil over Bob’s whole world was suddenly lifted.
“Right after the operation, he already showed encouraging signs,” Amaro said. “He kept looking up at us, as if to say, ‘I can see!’”
But there was one person Bob was looking forward to seeing most — his dad. And the next day, the pair were reunited:
Bob finally recognized the man whose face he had been missing the most for the first time in months. His spirit, which had been waning, suddenly flowered once again.
He completely changed, Amaro remarked. “The excitement was overwhelming. It moved me a lot.
Bob is now recovering at home, formerly a place of unseen obstacles and the setting of his fading vision.
Now, it’s once again fully a place of comfort and love where his heart can truly flourish.