hi everyne. Four years ago, I adopted two lovely rescues. Hunter and Kenzi. They had been disposed of in a garbage can. When they were found, they were in bad shape physically, but not mentally. Among other things, they both had severe infections in both eyes. They underwent treatment and unfortunately, the doctors were unable to save one of Hunter's eyes. Once she was home and recovered, surprisly, the problem did not affect her in any way. She played, cuddled, walked the banister like Nadia Commenici and did everything her sister did. It was established that both girls had the herpes virus in their eyes, and over the years we've been very vigilant. At the slightest hint of infection, they were given medication or taken to the vet, if the medication did work immediately. This often times happened with Kenzie. Stress would set her eye off. New people in the house, I knew it was going to happened. With Hunter, my one-eyed girl, I don't recall it ever happening actually. Kenzie was always the one with various ailments over the years. About a month ago, Hunter started exhibiting signs of an infection. Gave her the medication, and it didn't work. She was taken to the vet, who gave her different medication. Her decline was extremely rapid. She was taken to the vet again the following day, and the doctor said she had an untreatable ulcer and the remaining eye needed to removed right away or she wouldn't survive. By that point, she wasn't able to walk or eat as unbeknowst to us, her pain was that bad. Her eye was removed. Her recovery was incredible. Within an hour of coming out of the anethesia, she was up and walking around, albeit quite tentatively. She started eating again, and going to the litter box. Of course, gymnastics on the banister are out of the question. She still bumps into walls, but has gotten a pretty good layout of the house. When she needs to use the facilities, she goes downstairs by herself and comes back up. She comes when she's called. She still walks quite tentatively and knows to put her foot out to feel, if she thinks she's nears the stairs, or when she wants to get off of a piece of furniture she has jumped on. At this point, she isn't playing with her sister. I've once seen her pounce when I've put her on the bed and played with her while I was sitting opposite her and moving something that was making noise in front of her. So what's the problem you ask? Clearly, because she is blind, and I assume she's fearful, she hisses at her sister, when all she does is want to play, or even just cuddle with her. She's even hissed at me on occasion, if I'm trying to touch her. We always announce our presence, so it's not like it's a surprise. When I kiss her, I tell her I love her first and lower to her level. Neither of my girls have ever bitten or scratched us in anger. They've never fought and I'm not sure Hunter ever would. I just don't know how to allay her fears. Has anyone ever dealt with a blind furless four legged child? We have been giving Kenzi extra play time, and extra love and attention, but she just doesn't comprehend what's going on, and I feel so bad for her. I also feel bad that Hunter is frightened at all. I'm also sad to see her sleep so much. Does anyone know of anyway to get her back to playing and enjoying life somewhat like she used to? Anyone have any suggestions?