November 18th 2010 10:13 pm
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Pepper had a rather alarming accident on Monday. Alarming because it involved an injury to her eye. I threw her ball using a Chuck-It stick. I couldn't see her very well because she was above me on the small hillside behind our home. But I heard a yelp and when she did not return with the ball I knew something was very wrong. She is a compulsive retriever, sometimes annoyingly so. Upon my walking up there to find her, she came forward and was pawing at her eye. It seems the ball smacked her right in the left eye! I felt terrible!
There was some swelling around the eye and that night her left pupil appeared smaller than her right. Once she shook off the initial pain she, of course, wanted to go right back to her fetching. But she did seem quieter and less her chipper self Monday night. By now her eye and her spirit is pretty much back to normal. But since she is due for a vet visit we'll get her checked out soon.
She loves her fetching and I would never take that away from her. The risk is worth the joy. And I don't really consider fetching a highly risky activity. Nor will I discontinue the use of a Chuck-It. It was just one of those freak accidents! But it was a reminder that life can change literally in the blink of an eye and to cherish all the good we have, however seemingly small. Most of us take working eyeballs for granted but when one or both are threatened, suddenly, they're very important.
Yours in doggy love,
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Ouch! Glad her eye is ok!
OMD!! that must have been so scary Pepper, but so glad you are feeling better and you will see a vet soon to have it looked at...
But your Mom is right about things changing just like that...
Oh and guess what??
You, Daisy (Ella's fursis) and me are Diary picks for today!!!
Hi Ms. Pepper.
Your mommy says you're okay. You have a good mommy so we know she would know. Me and Sly know you're the best retriever in the world. Take care of yourself. Wishing you the best. Lots of love. *DAXi*
Hey Ms. Pepper.
It was a accident and you handled it like a trooper. Your mom has a pretty cool head. Me and Daxi and our mom are glad you're okay. You are totally awesome. Love, *Sylvester*
Oh no! I am so sorry you got hurt Pepper. But I know you wouldn't want to stop fetching, especially with that most wonderful invention, the Chuck-It!
Congrats on having a diary pick today!
Hey, Whitley! Thanks my eye is all better now!
Conwoofs to you and Daisy, Petey! Wow, the 3 of us is takin' up most of the pick board!
Woofs Daxi & Sly! Thanks fur understanding! Ma's feelin' a bit guilty fur not rushin' me right to the vet. But seems it worked out ok.
Ah Tux, my fellow fetchin' aficionado! You understand the fetchin' must go on! BOL! Thanks fur the kind woofs!
OMD! That would have been so scary fur you, getting smacked like that, and for your Mom, who probably felt furry bad.
Glad that you are feeling much better, now. Maybe you need to play fetch with safety goggles on, BOL!
And big condogulations on being a DDP, today!
Wow, 3 of my furpals in the spotfur, today!
Enjoy the fun, and hope you get lots of treats and fetching, today!
Glad she is back to nirmal.. you know yourself probably what it feels like.. but it does get better.
Those Chuckits are WONDERFUL !!
Just a silly accident....
Love and HUGSSS
Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
Sorry you got hurt, Pepper. I'm so glad your eye is better!!
Congratulations on being a Daily Diary Pick!!!!!!!!!!
Oh poor Pepper! It was just a 'waxident & we's glad you's better.
OMD, MrJack! I LUV that black labradorian! Sooo cute! Big woofy thanks to you!
Hi Flicka, Finley & Ebby! Thanks fur the kind woofs!