Midas is a sweet happy boy who came to GRRR last summer. We don’t know much about his first seven years, but he was well fed in his prior home. Really well fed. Midas weighed in at a whopping 86 pounds and was so heavy he could hardly walk to the end of the block without breathing hard. Since arriving at his forever home, Midas has taken two walks a day and no longer has access to the all-you-can-eat buffet. All the hard work has paid off and he has lost twenty pounds, leaving him with plenty of energy for his favorite activity– chasing tennis balls.
His tennis ball retrieving acumen is particularly impressive because Midas is completely blind in one eye and has a small cataract in the other. GRRR’s wonderful veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Hammond ran numerous tests to see if anything could be done to restore Midas’ sight. Unfortunately, Midas also has a detached retina and has likely been blind since birth, so cataract removal surgery would not help him. Despite this vision impairment, he gets around great and loves playing with big brother Connor, going to the park and playing with his toys. Midas also adores everyone he meets and has never met a stranger.
He would really like to be a lap dog, although he will happily fall asleep at your feet. He demonstrates his superior retrieving skills by bringing visitors a stuffed duck as a gift and he likes to say hello to anyone who will scratch his head. Midas has completed a basic obedience class and is continuing to work on his manners. He hopes someday to be a therapy dog like his big brother Connor. Midas is eternally grateful to GRRR for getting him the medical treatment he needed and finding him a forever home where he is happy and loved.
Midas & Connor