Happy Eyes Tuesday

 Today I want to tell everypawdy about my trip to the Pet Eye Dogtur!! As I mentioned in my post last Monday, we don't have an eye dogtur for pets near us. Mama and I didn't mind traveling the 3 1/2 hours to Medford, Oregon to visit Bliss Animal Eye Care. It was a nice, well managed office and they really did go out of their way to make sure Mama and I were comfortable and relaxed during my visit!

 When we got there, Mama had to fill out some paperwork so I scoped out the place. 

 They had a whole toy box full of toys to play with!  I'm not a big toy guy but Jakey and Rosy would have had a blast playing with these!

 They had fresh water guarded by this little guy, Mama insisted I sit next to him so she could get a picture....Mama thought it was a SCUBA dog but I explained it was a doggy that was modeling a halo that helps puppies who can't see well.

Sigh, Mamas, am I right??

After a very short wait, they called my name and we went into the exam room!

First, Ericka, my Vet Technician(seen here on my left) did all the usual eye tests. You know, the paper in the eye test, checked my eye pressure and put that icky green dye in my eyes test. Mama had to help with that, so she couldn't take pictures. Then my Eye Dogtur, Dr. Schorling, came in  and took a look into my eyes. 

Mama and I want to let everybody know the muzzle is just a precaution, and since I wear one while Mama gives me baths, I am comfortable in a muzzle. I am NOT fond of anyone getting in my face and Mama thought we should be safe...so I wouldn't have to be sorry later.

I was a very good boy and hardly even growled while the dogtur was looking around. After the dogtur finished, the muzzle came off, and she and Mama talked about my diagnosis.

The good news was, I don't have cataracts, I don't have dry eye, and I don't have glaucoma.

I do have a condition called keratitis. This means my corneas are inflamed. It is common in Shih Tzus, and other small dogs with short snooters. It can cause cloudiness, redness of the eye and vision impairment if  left untreated. Luckily, my condition was caught early and is pretty mild. Dr. Schorling prescribed anti-inflammatory non-steroidal eye drops to help clear up the cloudiness and prevent the progression of the condition. I will always have to take the drops, but since they don't hurt AND I get Zukies afterwards. I don't mind. 

 I also have a condition called Iris Atrophy. This means my iris tissue is thin and isn't constricting in the light as much as it should. This condition is common in Poodles and Shih Tzus. There is no treatment for Iris Atrophy, and that is why sometimes you might see me squinting in some of my pictures. The iris atrophy is also why my eyes are cloudy sometimes. The irises don't constrict and, as a result,  you can see the cloudiness in my eye from the keratitis. 

Weird, huh??

Mama and I will go back to Medford at the beginning of May to make sure the drops are doing their job. After that visit,  hopefully I will only have to go back once a year! 

Mama and I want to thank Erika,  Dr. Schorling and the staff at Bliss Animal Care for doing such a nice job of making me feel at home and for explaining everything thoroughly to Mama, not to mention summarizing everything in print(making it easier for Mama to explain it to Daddy!).

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Five More Minutes Mama!

 When you are watching a good movie...

...and your Mama says it's time to turn off the TV and go to bed!

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Happy Valentine's Nature Friday

Happy Valetine's Day!! 

We thought we'd keep the words to a minimum this week, and just show you a few pretty roses in honor of this day of love!!

"A Rose Speaks of Love Silently,
in a Language Only Known to the Heart"

Wishing all our friends love throughout the whole year!!

 Show us your nature! It can be flowers, your current weather, a scene out of your window, or maybe a picture from a vacation, walk or other journey! Any kind of nature picture will do! If you don't see a link below, click HERE 
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Thankful for Love Thursday

 I thought today would be the pawfect day to say how thankful I am for all the love found here in Blogville, not only is it Thankful Thursday, it is also the day before Valentine's Day! Thanks to all my furiends for sending POTP and pawsitive thoughts for my eye doctor's appointment earlier this week! I will have a full report here on the blog next Tuesday, but Mama says it was the best pawsible outcome, I'll have to take some drops...but there is no surgery in my future, WAHOO!!

Just as important, I am very thankful to have the most pawsome Best Gal Mabel and I hope she will be my Valentine again this year!!

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Happy and Tasty Tuesday!

Rosy here today to tell you about the PAWESOME adventure I had while I was in Carmel! 
After our walk around town, Mama and Daddy took me to a FANCY RESTAURANT!!! 
You see, in Carmel, dogs are treated as royalty! We can go into most of the shoppes and we can eat at most of the restaurants!

I was looking at the menu to see what I wanted when Mama reminded me I had already eaten my dinner...but she did say if I was a good girl, Daddy might share a bite of his dinner with me!

Once I heard Daddy was having a steak, you could probably guess I was a VERY good girl!!

Mama always gets stuff I don't like or can't eat...although she did give me a little bite of her cheese!

Daddy held me in his lap for a bit, so I could take part in the dinner conversation. We talked about Declan's pawty and our walk...and how nice it was to be able to hang out at the dinner table, just like at home!

When dinner arrived, I couldn't wait to get my first taste of Filet Mignon....

OMD, it was AMAZEBALLS!!!!

I had Mama make this short video to document this wonderful occasion!

You can also watch it HERE on YouTube.

Needless to say, Daddy gave me a few bites...and is now my favorite pawrent
(at least until next time Mama feeds me, anyway)

A big thank you to the Cypress Inn and to all of Carmel-by-the-Sea
for being so dog friendly!!!

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Awwwwwrty Goes to the Eye Doctor

 Yesterday, Mama and I headed out on a big  road trip up to Oregon. You see, for the past year or so I have been having eye issues. At first, the Vet thought I had dry eye, or maybe an infection. She gave Mama eye drops and Optimune to take, but it didn't seem to help.  Then, Mama noticed my eyes starting to get cloudy. She thought I was awfully young to be getting cataracts, not to mention I don't have any problems seeing(that Mama can see).

My Dogtur thought it would be a good idea if we went to the "Big City" to see an Animal Ophthalmologist. So today, we are up in Medford, Oregon getting things checked out. 

I could use a bit of POTP in hopes that nothing is seriously wrong with my peepers and whatever it is easily treatable.

I'll make sure Mama keeps you updated as we learn more. 

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Nature Friday in Carmel

 The weather was so beautiful during our visit to Carmel last weekend. The sun was out, and the temperatures were pawfect(70F) for a nice walk.

 Almost right away I sniffed out Arty's ocean and pointed Mama and Daddy in the right direction.

 Mama took a picture facing two ends of the same beach. This is the more natural side where you wouldn't think anybody was around....

 But, when you look the other way...
 It's still pretty with all the water and the fog in the background, but you can see how many other people(and dogs) came out to enjoy the nice day!

 After our visit to the ocean, I pointed Mama and Daddy in the right direction to get back into town.

 Along the way I found some beautimous flowers!! With all the pretty colors, you would almost think it was Summer.

 These heart shaped Calla Lilies highlighted the back of the flower bed!

We even found this beautiful red flower (some kind of geranium perhaps?)
 for Aunty C!

I was so happy to see all these pretty colors that I started singing!!
For some reason Mama didn't think this was
"appropriate behavior" and said maybe I should stop.
Mamas can be such fun monsters!!!

 I have to say it really was nice getting a little taste of Summer during our Carmel walk. 
Thanks so much for tagging along!!

 Show us your nature! It can be flowers, your current weather, a scene out of your window, or maybe a picture from a vacation, walk or other journey! Any kind of nature picture will do! If you don't see a link below, click HERE 
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