Well, I did it and she's here, and so far ZERO regrets. She is totally deaf and totally blind. She is an excellent puppy, so smart and confident! She barks when she needs to go potty and my other two dogs just love her. My (male) pit mix has been grooming her and letting her nurse on his belly. We are spending some time at my mom's dachshund sanctuary so there are a total of 9 dogs here right now and they are all getting along really well. I feel so blessed to have found her. She needed me, and she will offer me a lifetime of love and learning in return.