Beloveddog eats blind woman’s teeth
One morning a few weeks ago Cheryl Daley-Nooroa was halfasleep listening to the sound of the rain on the roof when she heard an ominous crunching.
The blind Masterton woman’s three-year-old labrador-cross, Monty, sleeps on her bed with her and he was hard at work chewing on something.
‘‘I thought what’s he eating? I reached over and felt his mouth and realised it was my teeth.
‘‘I washed them off hoping they would be OK and tried them on, but found they were too badly damaged to stay in my mouth anymore which was pretty stressful.’’
Daley-Noora, 46, lost her right eye when she was 9, then her left eye at the age of 30..
‘‘I phoned AA Insurance and told them what had happened and luckily even though the $1200 denture was not covered in my contents insurance they were very helpful and said they could make an exception.’’
Daley-Nooroa still had to come up with the excess, which was $320 which she didn’t have as she lives on a supported living benefit. She mentioned it to her friend, Deborah Hambly who had an idea of how she could help raise the money.
Hambly said she was pretty active with different things on the internet and thought this would be perfect for a Givelittle page.
‘‘Cheryl is amazing, she’s always so positive about life, happy and bubbly, I thought I just had to help her get the money together.
‘‘I contacted her dentist, Kevin Wong, and we organised the page so the money could go to him to cover the cost of the excess so she can get her teeth back.’’
She was looking forward to eating proper food again after almost a month without her teeth.
‘‘It’ll give me my comfort back, there’s nothing like a juicy steak.’’
Monty was a good dog, she said.
‘‘He’s my world, he’s not a guide-dog but he’s a constant companion.
‘‘I also have an amazing family, who are really supportive. One of the hardest things since losing my sight completely has been that I will never see my mokos, but I know they are beautiful, because they have beautiful hearts.’’
The Givealittle page was able to successfully raise the money.
Cheryl Daley-Noora’s dog Monty is a constant companion so she couldn’t be mad at him.