|Goblin, my SPCA rescue, as she was with both eyes - normal. (Think I've posted this pic of her before)|
|Missing an eye - the area stitched and swollen.|
|This is how I "relax" in the evenings: with both pugs vying for my lap and attention. Goblin has adjusted beautifully and the missing eye doesn't look so bad.|
We have no idea (no pun intended) what happened but hubby and I assume our big American Staffie must have knocked her as he ran past, and she hit into the wall. All I know is that she was outside with the Amstaff, and I heard her shrieking. I ran out to see her coming towards me with her eyeball totally popped out. And it wasn't dangling, as you'd expect, it popped out and up - so it was sitting almost on top of where her eye should be. Gross. Freaky. I was shaking as I dialed the vet, who told me to just bring her immediately. Which I did. He said she had severed the optic nerve and damaged muscles too, so it must've been a hard blow, and she had to lose the eye. My heart broke.
But she is fine, and coping very well with one eye. I reckon it's been more traumatic for me than for her. Animals just get on with life. Humans (me) tend to think of how sad it is, and ask why it happened, etc..
She has actually taught me a little life lesson here: if you can't do anything about a situation, then you must just accept it and focus on what you can do. Because there is always still joy to be found in simple things. She still loves sunning herself in winter, and scavanging for food, and cuddling on my lap. She's still just a happy-go-lucky dog.