We have a 10+ year old pekingneses(sp). We had lost our dachshund to death and we were looking for a small toy dog 2 years later. We had many people to offer us a dog. None of the dogs appealed to us. We thought, what will stir us to say, "this is the one". So, we finally went to a no kill shelter and we told the staff there, what we were looking for: dog, toy size, male, potty trained and I thought, well maybe I should not be so specific in this shelter. We were told that they had such a dog. So, we followed the young volunteer lady and there was "Teddy Bear". Teddy Bear was blind since birth. Well, he certainly was pretty in colors and sweet looking. We drove home and picked up our daughter Katie age 18 and when she saw him, she cried, oh, you are so precious,she said,. We qualified to bring him home and we have had him since 2001 2 weeks before Christmas. He is very playful. My husband gets down on the floor and they play chase the hand. Teddy is a very smart dog. He knows when it is time for a walk and he can smell another dog afar. I see Teddy get excited and i say, where, I don't see a do-g and there is a dog off in the distance. My husband sleeps during the day and Teddy doesn't bark much and so, he was the perfect dog for us. He travels with us when we go fishing. Teddy's eyes is his nose. Teddy's favorite place is Lowe's. He gets more lovings there and they give out dog yummies. Teddy was with us through 2 deaths in the family, Grandpa and Grandma(my in-laws.) it took 2 days for Teddy to know that Grandpa was not with us. Grandma came to stay with us and Teddy sat with her at her feet. He visited her at the nursing home before her death. He always gave her alot of licking. I would take Teddy to other residents of the nursing home and he got lots of lovings. I was asked one time if Teddy was a therapy dog. I said, no, but Teddy comes here to get his therapy/lovings. One day he licked one of the residents who was lying with closed eyes. A week later that person died. The nursing home staff said that they have a cat that comes by and that cat did the same thing. Teddy licked Grandma a week before she died. God was very Good! Grandma had a Traditional Priest of our church to visit her every 6 weeks with sacraments.