Duchess is a blind therapy dog who works with autistic children. Duchess wears a beautiful Golden Retriever smile.
|From the Duchess the Dog Website|
Similarly, Duchess "sees" the young and vibrant person within the wrinkled, spotted skin of the elderly people she visits.
When I stumbled on the Duchess the Dog website, I knew I was Seeing Beauty. Because she is blind, she symbolizes the "seeing" that looks beyond the attributes our vision notices. She personifies the kind of love that doesn't ignore frailty, tics, stimming, or lack of eye contact; rather, it skips beyond these outer differences.
Duchess is not the only therapy dog with this kind of love for people others might regard as 'peculiar' or 'useless'. Rather, her blindness highlights love that sees only with the heart.
Please click here if you'd like to see more photos of Duchess at her website. From there you can learn more about her on Facebook. May you See Beautiful with your heart my friends, just like Duchess!