ひかりとの出会い
Meeting with Hikari.

そしてブリーダーさんは目の見えないひかりを一生自分の所で育てようと考えていたところ、以前から付き合いのあった信頼できる犬の保護団体の方に、普通の家庭の中で家族の一員として受け入れてくれるところがあれば、ひかりはそこで生活する方が幸せなのではないか?と、ススメられたのをきっかけに、里親を探してみることになりました。

And then the breeder was thinking about keeping and raising Hikari as his own for the rest of her life however the staff at the pet organization once told the breeder that if someone wants to adopt Hikari as their own family well might she will be happy to be with them.
After that he tried to find her foster parent.

そんな時、ふとしたきっかけでひかりのことを知り、考えた末…
ウチに迎え入れることに決めました。

once I tried to look at the site of where you can adopt a pet and I saw the pictures of Hikari and I didn’t have to change my thoughts twice to have her as my own and be one of the members of the family.

ひかりはいつでもえがおです!
She has a smiling face all the time because…

障害を持って生まれてきた犬の多くは商品としての価値がない為、残念な事ですがペットショップに並ぶことはありません…

Unfortunately, most dogs with defect since birth have little chance to be lined-up for sale and what’s more have no value for pet shop owners.
It’s a pityful and sad reality for these dogs.

全盲という障害を持って生まれてきたひかりも例外ではなかったのですが、幸運なことに優良なブリーダーのもとで生まれたひかりは、ブリーダーさんの意向によって最悪の事態を逃れることができました。

Hikari is one of those dogs that has defect since birth.
She is blind.
She has no eyeballs.
And the likes of her are usually put to sleep.
But…
Fortunately, she was born to a good breeder who has compassion for animals.
This has helped her avoid the worst situation.
Hikari-smile
ひかりは眼球がないのでずっと目を細めて笑っているように見えます(^^)

She doesn’t have eyeballs that made her eyes looked like an arc which makes her look like always smiling.