Meet Marley Bug! She’s a wonderful new addition to the neighborhood:
Hi! My name is Marley Bug! I’m a 15 year young, blind, border collie mix girl. My mom was found as a stray in Candler Park right off Clifton. I was the runt of a litter of 8. We all had a reunion for our first birthday which was lots of fun!! I had a best friend named Maverick but he passed at 18 years old. I miss him very much, but we still play in my dreams.
I loved running crazy eights, and chasing squirrelly, squirrels… but when I was 11 I developed Glaucoma in my left eye. My mom and dad gave me drops for about a year until I lost my sight. The Dr. said it would be best to remove the eye, then no more pain. They were right!! And I think it made me even more adorable! Kinda looked like I was winking at everybody 😉
About a year later, I developed Glaucoma in my other eye — the Doc said that was fairly normal… So again we did the drops, etc. And it was time to take out the other eye. This was such a difficult decision for my mom and dad, but I had already lost my sight, so it was actually safer to remove my eye than take a chance of poking it into something.
As you can see, I still have the most expressive face!! And don’t think for a minute that I can’t see you… I even know to look at the camera and smile when Mom and Dad watch me on our security video!!!
Mom calls me her little Rumba — you know, like the automatic vacuum, when I bump into something, I just bounce off in another direction! I love to run in big circles, and look forward to meeting all our new neighbors in EAV !! I especially love all my new friends at East Atlanta Animal Clinic- they were so kind and gentle and they even got on the floor with me so I didn’t have to get on a scary exam table.
We’ve been living up in a East Cobb, but I’m a city girl so I convinced my family to move back Intown. I’ve come full circle and live right near Clifton only now on the south side! Home Again! Can’t wait to meet you all!!
– Marley Bug, as told to her mom Mindy