Meet Mildred. She has no eyes.

I've had dog fever for about a year. You know how some womens' wombs ache when they see babies, because they just want one so bad? That's what I get around dogs. I would go to the dog park and just watch the dogs play if it didn't seem so creepy. I live in a condo, and having a dog here doesn't really make sense. No yard to poop freely in, too many stairs, and cranky neighbours. But let me tell you what. When Brett and I get a house, hopefully sometime in the next year, we are going to get us a dog. We are going to love that dog almost to death.

When I signed up to be an executive producer for the Winnipeg Humane Society telethon, I thought this would be a temporary treatment for my dog fever. The telethon is an elective course in the final semester of Creative Communications. We spend the semester shooting and editing stories about different animals that come through the humane society, and then we interweave those stories into the live telethon.

The telethon happens tomorrow from 11 am to 8 pm on Shaw. There will be a live stream too, and I'll post more about that on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow.

But first, I have to tell you that my dog fever is raging more than ever. This is Mildred. Mildred was found in bad shape. She had one congenitally blind eye, and the other one had been damaged by a dog bite. They removed both of her eyes, because they were both not functioning and causing her pain.Mildred1

I thought Mildred would be distressed, or maybe a little depressed after losing her vision. But she wasn't. She just wanted her belly rubbed. She wagged her tail and walked toward any voice she heard. She bumped into things, but she never stopped trying to walk around.

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This is Mildred today. Her eyes are healing nicely, and she got a major haircut. I didn't even recognize her! And guess what????? She's up for adoption!!!! Someone could take her home tomorrow. I might cry. I just can't believe nobody claimed her after she was found. She's the sweetest. She will make someone with dog fever very happy when they get to take her home.

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