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    How he did it I have no idea, but a couple of weeks ago Easy hurt his eye. Something sliced through the cornea, a very shallow slice. After a few days of treatment the slice had fallen off, which, said Koen the vet, was a good thing as bacteria couldn't grow beneath it. He has been and is on several different cocktails of drops and the eye is healing - although some will be scar tissue so his sight will be compromised. I am baffled as to how he did it - the only possibility is a blade of grass; Koen said he has seen cat scratches do the same thing, but I don't now have a cat and have never seen anyone else's enter the paddock.

    The check-ups have mostly been with Katrien, Koen's wife, and this morning she was pleased that after what seemed a hiatus of a week, the eye is now definitely improving, but it is a slow job. She decided that it could do with an anti-inflammatory, by injection - and for that she needed Françoise the nurse to hold him: owners aren’t always good for that sort of thing. He just sat there, didn't even squeak! Katrien kissed the top of his head and said there weren't many dogs she could do that to, some would need a tranquiliser.

    Earlier when I’d arrived Françoise asked which dog it was, I said Easy and the young male nurse said “Facile!” which is the French for “easy”. Françoise said he lives up to his name.

    Jane

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    Sorry to hear about his eye. I was going to blame the cat, but you say she's gone. Chili has accepted Lexie more now, but seemed to bond quite quickly with Katie when she arrived. It could be due to Katie licking Chili's ears, compared to Lexie being on edge around her.

    Hope Easy's eye heals up soon
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    Pleased to hear the eye injury is healing... Awful things, these eye problems and they happen so quickly too.
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    Jasmine, the cat, has been missing for more than a year and I think I'll have to accept that she is very unlikey to return. I wish I knew what happened to her. Easy is a good patient, I'm glad to say, and when the little bottles out he goes to the kitchen chair, which is where I put him to put the drops in. I might have to remove one of the others from it: they jump up onto it but Easy ever has.

    Jane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janelise View Post
    Jasmine, the cat, has been missing for more than a year ...
    Jane
    Sorry to hear that. Even if they're being fed by someone down the road they usually pop home occasionally.
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    Jasmine was a bit shy, but I asked everyone in a radius of 2 kms of the house - this being in the country that's only about 30 houses - and only about five people even knew I had a cat. They looked at her photo, said how pretty she was, all checked their sheds and barns but there was no sign. She was microchipped, but often people don't bother to get cats vaccinated so she probably wouldn't have been taken to a vet if someone had picked her up, so no-one would have checked to see if she was chipped (even though it's law that cats are!) No sign of her having been hit on the road: she went out one midday and never returned. I put flyers in the vets' surgeries and shops.

    Jane

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