I am the proud and sometimes embarassed mother of two English Bulldogs. They are littermate sisters named Graciela and Beatrix. Graciela is named after my babysitter, Grace, who passed away a few years ago. Beatrix is named after Beatrix Potter. In the Beatrix Potter stories, one of the characters always ended up missing something. In my Beatrix's case, Beatrix was born with one eye that did not develop and the other eye did not develop properly. Beatrix is completely blind.