10 September 2009


Here is a very fine montage of photos of my owie eye. Well, fine when you consider the photographer.
You will notice that there is still slight swelling on the top of the eyelid, but it is very much improved, and it has stopped making yucko crusty stuff.
When we saw my DogTor, she said that we should be seeing improvement by the end of this week, which just shows that I am still superior to most dogs, even in my dotage.
She said there was no evidence of a bite from another animal (thus letting Teka off the hook) but that it might have been a spider, or I might have rubbed or scraped it against something, and then irritated it with my (filthy) paw. Muzzer is leaning toward the rubbed or scraped option, since I am still in the process of discovering my inner terrier, and have done more digging and squirming this summer than I remember ever doing before. Lots of good sniffs in this Mayemphis dirt.
Teka has been a pretty good nursie, though she can't figure out how to get her hat on. If she tries again, we will take pictures.
The only difficulty we have had is that she wants to grab Muzzer's cough drops out of muzzer's mouth, which gets muzzer coughing lots, and then the cough drop has been known to eject from Muzzer's mouth, and most of the time, I SCORE! because Teka is still up by the mouth and the cough drop is by the feet.
Muzzer is trying to learn to cough with her teeth clenched, because cough drops are not for puppies, but that is a whole other comedy routine.


Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Gus...
Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch!!!! I'm thinking very good thoughts for you and hope your eye is all better real soon!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Brownie said...

OMD! I hope the eye recovers ASAP... that horrible collar thingie does not look fun at all...

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Khough Khough

That's funny!

I'm glad woo are looking better eyewise!

PeeEssWoo: I guess Nurse Teka khan khover more of The Muzzer Shifts!

Deetz said...

Your owie eye looks so much better. I am thinking it was a nasty spider or bug bite..I sure hope you get to feeling better soon...cough drops? I have never had one of those.

Jake of Florida said...

Ah sweet mysteries of life.

We're just glad that the swelling is goiing down and the yucky stuff too.

Take care of muzzer. No cough drops for dogs!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Mango said...

What is happening with doggie eyes lately? The cone suits you, though. Bet you can really ram mom with it.

A cough drop dispenser? Hmm... maybe she could switch to cheese or something.


TwoSpecialWires said...

Gussie, we are glad you can see the humor in things when you are still healing, and, presumedly, still wearing that awful collar. We're glad to hear the worst seems to be over. Keep up the good progress, and do your best to see that muzzer follows suit.

Cough drops? They sound nasty! Too bad it's not something more tasty.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

The OP Pack said...

Oh dear, Gus, that looks so sore - hope it heals quickly.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Cough drops, I love them. That is my favorite food to take. Silly Mommy leaves them next to our bed, and I help myself. I hope your eye heals up soon.
Sally Ann

Butchy and Snickers said...

Oh my, it's still so swelled up. At least the gunky stuff is stopping. Mama thinks it looks like a bug bite to her. Guess it doesn't matter as long as it's healing right? We hope Muzzer & Papa are starting to feel better now. Mama's allergies have been bugging her lately. Pollen has been really high in Iowa. Both Snickers & I have been sneezing quite a bit.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Poor you Gussie and poor Muzzer!
Hope you both are better soon.

Love pats & pets

Rudy said...

We dogs are great at getting hurt on things that drive our people crazy!
Are you saying your Mom might have the boogie-woogie flu??? My Mom keeps racking herself up, pulling muscles and making herself sore. Last week she fell down while running me in agility and still feels sore from that...

Hope you all get better soon!


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Gus, your eye does look alittle better! Keep up the go work! I am so sorry you got hurt. It is never fun to be hurt! Keep healing!!!
Hugs, Bambi and Fern

William Tell said...

Oh, Gussie, if there's one thing Mom can't stand it's hurt eyeballs! She's nearly passed out on the floor. I'm having to fan her with my tail now. We so hope you are feeling better and not in much pain. Don't worry about the brow, it should grow back soon enough. Try not to rub.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your eye does look better, Gussie! Take good care of it so you can lose the evil lampshade!
We've never had coughdrops before! They must taste pretty good!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Gussie. Golly. I go away for a few days and lookie whats happened. You with a gunky eye and Muzzer with a pig that flies. Do you need the nursies Gussie*wink? I could bark em over? Lacie can make Muzzer a soooothing smoooothie to stop her coughing and make you an Hi eyeball cocktail. May not help with the healing but mmmmmm will taste good and help you forget about your poorly eye!!!! Let me know. In the meantime I'm sending some powerful wiry healing zen for you and Muzzer across the big pee. Get well soon all.

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xxxxx

Asta said...

Gussie my dawling fwiend
I'm so glad that youw poow eye is getting bettew finally..I have no excoose fow not coming to nuwse you , xept of couwse I'm stuck in Afwika wif the gwossest boyz..they'we having a fawt pawty..I ask you..
Anyway, let me know if you don't wecovew soon enuff, ow if Muzzew needs my attentions ( I'm not shoowe that Teka is a qualified nuwse)
I can chawtew a plane and get back to help
smoochie kisses

Lindsay said...

Gussie, get well soon! luv, ivy

Joe Stains said...

Oh geez sounds like lots of medical comedy over there for sure. Sorry we are so late in sending our healing vibes.