ごはんを残してしまう~どうして???
Why can’t Hikari eat anything?

2日目
完食せず!
残念…
食事は今までと同じもので、ほぼ同じ量なのですけど
なぜだか残してしまいます。

On the second day.
She couldn’t eat anything!
That’s too bad…
Although I give her the same amount and kind of food, I still don’t know why she doesn’t eat it.

ひかり Hikari

まぁ…
昨日よりは多く食べているし
元気に走り回っていて、
体調は良さそうなので
とりあえず様子見です。

Well…
She seems to have eaten more than yesterday and her condition seems getting better as I watch her running around the house cheerfully.
In the meantime, I will just continue observing her condition.

ごはんを食べてくれないよ~どうして???
Doesn’t she want to eat anything? why not?

ひかりがウチに来た日の夜、さっそくごはんをあげたのですが、
今まで食べていた量の半分くらいしか食べませんでした…
ウチに来たのが夕方だったので、
「少し遅めのお昼をたくさん食べて今はお腹いっぱいなのかなぁ~」
とか
「ウチに来たばっかりでまだ環境に慣れていないから食欲が無いのかなぁ~」
などと、考えました。
心配ではありますが
とりあえずもう少し様子を見ることにしました。

On the night Hikari arrived at my place I gave her food right away but she only ate half of it so I thought maybe she ate something in the afternoon and still didn’t feel hungry since it was already evening when I brought her our home or she probably hasn’t gotten used to her new environment that’s why she doesn’t have an appetite.
I’m worried but for the time being I’ll just observe her condition.

リビングを探検!
Exploring the living room!

初めて自宅のリビングに放した時の映像です。
クルクル回りながら自分が行ける範囲を確認しているのかな?
初めての場所はとっても不安だと思います…
なので、物音にはすごく敏感になってます。

She is exploring the living room for the first time.
I wonder if she’s looking for a place where she can go round.
I think she’s very worried about the unfamiliar place, that’s why she’s really sensitive about the sounds.

Does she look like a brave explorer?

Pura と Hikari の初対面!
Pura is also first meeting with Hikari.

ひかりがお世話になっていたシェルターから出発!
車の中ではおとなしくしてとってもいい子。
少し緊張しているのかなぁ?

Hikari is leaving the shelter that was once took care of her for several months.
While inside the car, she is very quiet and behave.
I wonder if she is nervous.

ひかり出発

ウチに到着! 
プーラとも初対面!
Finally, Hikari reached our home. And now she’s meeting Pura for the first time.

初対面 The First Meeting

ネットで一目見てからずっと気になっていた、
ひかりちゃんに会いに行って来ました!
初めは緊張してプルプルしていたけどすぐに馴れてくれました。
目が見えないから怖いのか、
抱き上げるとぎゅっとつかまってきて可愛かったぁ~~。

The first meeting

I’ve been interested about her since I saw her on the internet.
I decided to go and see her.

At first, she panicked and seems very nervous but after a short while she calmed down.

She’s so cute that I just hugged her so tight.

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.