Friday, November 6, 2015

Square Dog Friday. . . and then the rain fell.

Goodness, here it is Friday again.
The days are just flying by. I want to catch them and hold them close 
but they slip through my hands with fingers trying to hold tight.
I can't believe it is November.

But back to Square Dog Friday.

Here is gud dug thehamish.
See his left eye, looking good, right ?
WRONG !

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About 7 years ago thehamish became a diabetic, 2 insulin shots a day,
and was losing his vision. He then had lens replacement on both eyes.

Oh my sweet baboo.

He was such a gud dug.
So many pills and eye drops and staying quiet.  No jarring or running into anything.
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thehamish could walk outside to potty but had to wear the "cone of shame."
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More eye drops, and pills
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After about 2 months then the cone could come off.
But he still had to be quiet. No running or jarring of his head.
During all this time Dr. Watson slept by him.

For years my day revolves around his eye drops and insulin  shots.
And his eyes got better.
He still has five eye drops, ointment and of course his two insulin shots. 
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Having his tear production checked.
We have to be so careful that his eyes do not dry out.
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And then came the bad news.

When thehamish had the lens replacement he was put on steroids.
A must for this type of surgery.
But it also can cause problems with deposits under the lens.
His left eye has a big crystal build up. We have been treating it for about a year now.
But the deposits are starting to poke through the lens.
He is now on 2 new drops twice a day plus 4 of the old drops.
We see the doctor every two weeks.
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My sweet thehamish such a gud dug.
But through this all he is a trooper and still a super happy dog.
He is a hoot !

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The last of the Halloween posts.

Here is Watson with his favorite Halloween toy.


And of course thehamish.
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Attack !
There was a pink one but as you know they always want the same one.
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Love this photo of thehamish !
and sweet baboo Watson.
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Here is your pretty to start the weekend.
Rain and lighting close to my back yard.

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Have a wonderful "sparkling" weekend !
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rain . . . parsnip
music. . . Heavy Cloud No Rain,  Sting



38 comments:

  1. My goodness, Gayle, you are completely devoted to your animals and I admire you for it. Our Toto needed to wear the cone of shame on a couple of occasions late in her life. She hated wearing it, thought she was being punished, and bit at it every time we slipped it over her head. It was a terrible ordeal for all of us. Thank you for sharing more pictures of your beloved pets and the spectacular t-storms in your vicinity. Have a safe and happy weekend, dear friend Gayle!

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    1. He is such a gud dug and his life it filled with lots of fun. He is 11 and I would never let his quality of life be comprised. He like the eye drops because he always has a treat too !

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  2. That's far more than one little dog should have to deal with. His one great stroke of luck is that he has you.

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    1. I know you would think he would be so sad but he isn't.

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  3. Oh poor lad. T and p commiserate with the cone of shame (or light shade as we call it in our house). We all send him a giant kiss x

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  4. Poor Hamish, he has my sympathy. I have glaucoma and macular degeneration so I have drops all the time and eye vitamins and visits to the retina specialist, And I'm not nearly as well behaved as The Hamish. Have a good weekend.

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    1. He is possibly using the same drops you are using. I get all his meds from Walgreens.

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  5. Lovely to see the pair of them together.
    And fantastic lightning shots Gayle.

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    1. Watson took very good care of thehamish.

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  6. Gayle, you would have loved the dog Halloween costume I saw on a dog: he was wearing the cone of shame and someone had a giant martini olive on a stick stuck in there with him. He was a dogtini!

    Poor thehamish has been through a lot with those eyes. Only a gud dog would be able to juggle that. Love and hugs, friend.

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    1. I have a really big olive, dog toy that i have been saving. Now I know why !
      What a fabulous idea !

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  7. Poor Hamish! The cone of shame is an ordeal.

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  8. Awwww, poor thehamish. But very lucky thehamish to have you to take such good care of him.

    Those lightning shots are gorgeous. No lightning here, but we've had monsoons all week long, and then some. I'm beginning to forget what the sun looks like. But it's still way too warm for this time of year.

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    1. Our summer was strange and now rain in the end of October and now December.
      But we will take the much needed rain.

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  9. thehamish is a real trooper! He's gone through surgery and having drops and shots, etc., yet he is such a happy dug! So sweet that Watson slept by him during recovery. That must have helped thehamish a lot.
    The lightening photos are amazing! Have a great weekend!

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    1. thehamish has gone through way more than he should.
      We always joke that if anyone else owned him he would be blind and or dead by now.

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    1. He is a happy pup but I am concerned about his left eye.

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  11. Poor sweet Hamish! He's been through a lot!

    The storm pix are great but I'm glad I'm not in it!

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  12. That storm looked like it was way too close.

    Watson and Hamish have been very, very fortunate to have you. I'm sure they've loved you as much as you love them, Gayle.

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  13. Just want to repeat what so many others are saying: Hamish is lucky to have you.

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    1. But it is me who is so lucky.
      He love everyone no matter what.

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  14. Good Scottish genes in Hamish?

    Love the pictures, especially No. 6

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    1. I rescued thehamish, he is a scotty/westie mix.
      I always said he was made up of the leftover pieces not used.
      Nothing is right on him but his big heart, terrific personally and beautiful face.
      I lurve him !

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  15. Lightning in the desert - downright poetic.

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  16. You can be proud of yourself to take so much good care of your dogs Parsnip.

    And good the rain is there as well. The dessert will bloom.

    Regards,
    Roos

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    1. They give me such joy more than I can ever give back.

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  17. Cute little fella, great photos!

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  18. Your poor Hamish. Sir Poops is still here. But I know his time is coming,

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