Since he was a young puppy, Buster, a 15-year-old blind and deaf Poodle-Chihuahua mix, has lived in Florida with his human parents. Prior to the onset of glaucoma in both of his eyes, Buster had healthy eyesight for the bulk of his life.
When one of his eyes became infected the previous year, the veterinarian decided it would be best to remove it. He hasn’t been able to see out of his other eye since that time, but that hasn’t prevented him from being the most devoted and content dog.
Buster also has no teeth and a hearing impairment. His tongue constantly sticks out of his mouth.
Buster occasionally covers his one eye with sunglasses.
Karen Rhea, Buster’s mother, said:
I cover his other eye when he leaves the house even though he doesn’t always wear them.
Buster and his brother Biskit, an 8-year-old dog who was adopted from a Florida shelter in 2011, like doing everything together.
Buster and Biskit get along well. They share a bed that is nearby.