Booker is a very special 8 year old blind
Australian Cattle Dog that has touched
the hearts of so many. Booker lived his first 3 years in and out of an Australian Cattle
Dog rescue. He found his forever home in
January 2015. Booker was quite depressed initially, but with a little love and a lot of
adventuring, he started feeling safe and
loving life. He started running, hiking,
kayaking, and swimming with his mom.
Then, he was diagnosed with primary
glaucoma in August 2018, which
progressed rapidly. He ultimately had to
have his eyes removed in February 2019,
which resulted in total blindness. Booker
took this in stride, like a true champion,
and was soon beating normal sighted pups on the trails. He has continued to do all of
his fun activities with gusto.
Booker has become an inspiration for so
many people & other dogs, and provides
hope to others with disabilities. With his
mom, Michele, Booker even visits palliative care patients to get their spirits up. He has charmed thousands through social media,
As if total blindness wasn’t enough, Booker now has another battle to fight, Thyroid
cancer. This was diagnosed on 9/24/20
after his mom felt a lump in his neck and
took him to the vet.
We, Booker’s Army, are asking for your
help to raise the funds that his mom
Michele needs to fight this. Booker has a
lot of life to live and plans to kick cancers
butt. And we plan to help him. Help us.
- Jacquelyn Moore
- Linzy Novotny
- Leah Nansel
- Nola Carew