I was at the field today and AP was telling me about a pretty butterfly and how it's sad that there life is so short. I was listening but wandering off and sniffing the ground when all of a sudden something buzzed my nose. I leaped up and took off running away while AP started laughing. She said I had sniffed a Cicada and it had started trying to fly away and it's wings got my nose. I did not find it too funny and was a little spooked at noises for the rest of the walk.
AP heard back from the Soothsoft people today and my replacement water bed (canine cooler) is on it's way. http://soothsoft.com/cc.htmlSoothsoft Rocks
Donnelle is my new BFF at Soothsoft and has my vote for employee of the year! I can't wait till it gets here and my room is back in order. See my post in July "My Bed is Leaking".
I went to the park this morning and was waiting for Nala when PUPPY arrived. This 15 month old St. Bernard named Puppy and his human accidently found our park and we played and played and played. He was 140lbs and so slobbery but so much fun. I was not the biggest dog for a change. Nala showed up and was a little confused till she got closer. I think she thought it was Henry for a minute. Puppy's human thought Nala was great since she kept herding puppy and I away from the fence.
Today is the first day that AP did not have to be gone from 6am to 7:30pm in weeks and we went to see Dr. Weigt. The pressure in my left eye is down from 18 to 14 and the Dr. could actually see my iris and the blood is clearing out. Then we went to the Greenbelt office where she works and everyone fussed over me and told the students they were giving free pony rides - seriously I am not a pony! I have been on these steroid drops for my eye and I have been back to my old self, digging holes, shredding everything and running with my friends. I can't wait for the weekend.
So the other day I got caught in the rain and AP put my Optivizor on me to keep the rain from hitting me in the eyes. A day or two later she realized that one of the metal buckles was a little rusty. She sent an email to the company with just a suggestion about the buckle and tonight the inventor called her on the phone personally. He called from Austrailia - now that is customer service. They had a nice chat and he told her he invented the Optivizor for his dog. What a great guy!
The blood in my left eye has not gotten any better its actually gotten worse and so now everyone is calling me bloody eye the pirate.
AP took me to see the eye Doctor yesterday and this time I saw Dr. Weigt since Dr. Gift was not there. http://www.aecassociates.com/
We had a 9:45 appointment but since they were really busy I had to wait and I got really bored. To pass the time I laid on my side and swam for awhile then I tried to tell everyone that I was bored by grumbling. When that didn't work I barked a few times and started searching around the room for things to amuse myself with. The technician came in and put drops in my eyes and then stuck the pressure pen thing on my eyes. My pressure in my bloody eye was at 18 and it should not go above 20 my other eye was at 16. The Dr. came in and fussed over me (no-one can resist the Tonka) and then looked in my eyes with a bright light which I can see in the right eye so it's uncomfortable. Everyone is always concerned that I might have to have my eye removed because of the pressure but Dr. Weigt gave me some drops to help reduce the inflammation. She talked to AP about blood pressure medication but we don't want to turn me into a furry lethargic lump like last time I took that stuff. AP was trying to explain that I am not very graceful and I play really hard with my friends and she has been trying to make some kind of helmet to protect me. Dr. Weigt had just the thing, it's called the Optivizor and it goes on your head and down your muzzle and makes a shield for your eyes. http://provizoraustralia.com/products - it was invented to protect eyes after surgeries.
I'm not sure if I like it or not but AP is making me wear it when I play with my friends. I had it on this morning and Nala didn't make fun of me so I guess its cool. I tried to get it off but it is not easy to remove like my glasses.
P.S. We were walking tonight and got caught in a storm and the water was hitting me hard in my eyes so AP put on my optivizor to protect me. Maybe it's not such a bad thing!
I am a rescue from the Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue Association in Richmond Virginia . I was born blind but that does not stop me from being a very happy boy. My humans are helping me write about my many adventures so I hope you follow along.