On our walk, the dogs found Something. A very, very, bad Something. It was worth barkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkBARK!
I was two fences and a creek crossing away, so I yelled. I whistled.
I yelled. I whistled.
In a flash Eden was on her way back, followed by Dally, both stopping to get a big drink in the creek. Lucas????? Yup. Here he came. Hopskip. Hopskip.
The girls got their treat, but Lucas stayed on the other side of the creek. We continued our walk. We all met up. Hiked and stretched our legs and crossed the board bridge to home. There was Vernon. A chat. Lucas was rubbing his nose. More chatting. I went to the house. Lucas came inside and rubbed his nose. Finally, I got the hint and walked up closely to him…
It wasn’t his NOSE, it was his EYE. His inner eyelid was ripped, though attached at one end, and floating periodically up into his eye. Rub. Rub. No marks on his outer eyelid. His eye looked ok.
Therefore, we had a visit to the Good Doctor today.
And it simply AMAZES me. The Good Doctor squirts some lidocaine in the eye. Visits with us a while, talking cow prices. I have Lucas on his side, petting him, and the Good Doctor opens Lucas’ eye, grabs the end of the ripped eyelid, and cuts it. Not quite enough… and he has to do it some more. A few times Lucas tries to paw at his eye, or lift his head, but he finally shoves his nose under my arm… and takes whatever the Good Doctor has to do to him. A smear of salve and we’re done.
Now, should Lucas have fled or fought? How does he have the confidence in the Good Doctor to let him TOUCH HIS EYE, for heaven’s sake, trying to capture the end of that eyelid. I know of some humans that wouldn’t stand for that! But the Good Doctor simply moved in, with confidence, and was done in a few minutes. Lucas was shaking at first, but soon settled, and that, as they say, was that.
I don’t know which one is more my hero… Lucas for being a Good Dog, or S., for being a Good Doctor.
29 thoughts on “That Was That”
Such a good dog, such a Good Doctor, and such a good outcome! I am so thankful. And also such a good “Mom/Master” of poor Lucas, who takes such good care of him. Blessings to all of you!
Holy cow! Did you discover what the culprit was?
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Some vets are knowledgeable, some are good and a few are GREAT, understanding, awesome vets. I’m so happy Lucas has a GREAT one. Lucas knows the difference.
A vet you can trust is a wonderful thing, and as important one that the animal trusts ! Most small animal vets know they are taking care of our family members. Lucas might think twice about ever going around another what ever that was that got hold of him. He’s a very pretty dog.
Wow! What special people. You need to hang on to the good Doctor and beautiful Lucas. He’s a brave boy.
Aren’t vets amazing? A quick look, knows what has to be done, how to prepare, and does it. I’m sure the confidence helps the patient’s trust, but working on his EYE with a SHARP instrument. I not sure I could let someone do that to me. Brave Lucas. Good dogie. Lucas, my hero.
How weird! How does that happen? I’m glad you have the Good Doctor to deal with such things.
I have no idea…
I had a few moments kid free today and stopped at a coffee shop to get some blog work done. As I read this post I exclaimed and covered my mouth…people are now looking at me like I’m crazy 😉 I’m so glad he’s OK, and what would we do without our trusty vets? Must be the month for mishaps. We had a cat mauled be a neighbors dog last week. It was touch and go on whether he would walk or not but now thanks to some good care it looks like all that will happen is a bobbed tail 🙂
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“It’s just that crazy blogger lady again…” 😉 This vet is so special to us! Sorry about your cat, and, hey, that tail wasn’t necessary anyway!give it a scritch from me…
Poor Lucas. He has had his share of woe.
You ain’t kiddin’. There has to be a special place for him in heaven to run full out and accident free!
Bravo, Lucas The Precious! Bravo, the Good Doctor; I fully get why you call him the Good Doctor, Carol, and so does Lucas, I think. Get well, Lucas, gute Besserung! 🙂
Such good guys.
Good boy, Lucas. We send loving hugs and prayers that his eye will heal perfectly. And kudos to your wonderful vet!
Lucas is just a good boy. He’s already been through so much maybe he knows the doctor is his friend and will take care of him.
Yes, he is a trusting dog…
Do you have any idea what he did that caused it??? Thankfully, the eye itself is ok. Will this cause issues for him (dry eye, etc)?
Running through brush… or grass. or a barbed wire fence. Should be no issues.
So glad Lucas is ok… what a sweet good dog… Hugs to him…
Good boy, Lucas! Here’s to mature, well-behaved doggies! (His brother got kudos for good behavior at the vet’s office last month too.)
Hope Mace is doing well… thanks for the heads up. If Lucas ever gains weight, I know what to do!
I love our vet! He is ‘family’ to us at this point. Glad Lucas was such a good boy.