|Posted by RSDR on November 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM|
Yesterday we took Courage the pup for an operation to have his eye removed. When we first rescued him we thought the eyeball was actually missing but on a recent visit to the vet, we discovered that he did have an eyeball but it was very badly damaged and would have to be removed. He also had a fungal infection in one ear and two fungal infections in the other ear. Yesterday he had his ears flushed out and the operation to remove his eye. He did very well and today is acting as if nothing ever happened. Despite his collar to stop him scratching at the stitches, he still manages to get about and do everything he normally would. He had a peaceful night although i can't say the same as i woke up a few times after being bashed in the face with his collar as he was trying to snuggle up to me.
It is a long drive to the vets and costs a lot in petrol so we always try and take more than one dog at a time. yesterday we took Sage to be spayed and she is recovering well.
On the way to the vets, we saw a very thin female dog who had cans tied to her back legs. When Tony went to help her she just cowered and froze. We put her in the cage in the back of the car and had Courage and Sage on the back seat. Last night we took her to the house as we have no room at the shelter. Kerry has been looking after her and today she is still very scared but starting to come round and wag her tail at Kerry. She has taken a liking to Barney. Barney is very slow as he is so old and blind so she probably doesn't feel at all threatened by him.