Poor Duchess, she was not in very good shape when she came into rescue. She had already delivered several litters of puppies, was suffering from a variety of medical conditions, and did not appear to be very well socialized.
Fortunately, RAGofAZ placed her with an exceptionally experienced and dedicated foster who soon realized that Duchess could not see well. She was evaluated by an eye specialist who determined that Duchess had cataracts in both eyes and severely compromised vision. This problem was further exacerbated by a genetic condition that was causing the cataracts to grow even faster.
At the same time, Duchess is undergoing treatment for problems with her epiglottis which affects her ability to process food properly. Despite these challenges, Duchess is gradually recovering, learning appropriate behaviors, and experiencing the touch of human kindness.
There must be a special place in Heaven for Golden fosters.