Blind Clay County Border Collie shows off fetch skills

Dog pushes basketball around farm

CLAY COUNTY, Ind. - An Indiana dog is getting national attention for her uncanny ability to play fetch, even without eyes.

Chica, a Border Collie who lives on a farm in Clay County, was left blind when her eyes had to be surgically removed when she was a puppy.

Despite her disability, Chica has a keen sense of direction, weaving through chicken and cattle on the farm.

But her favorite trick is playing fetch, chasing a basketball all over the farm and pushing it back to her owner's feet.

"I don't understand it at all. She runs every place she goes," owner Martha Knox said. "It's almost like she has radar."

Chica also likes to go for rides. She jumps into the family's pickup truck when she's ready to go.

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