I’ve had Cass for almost 3 years. I work in animal rescue and got a call from a local shelter about this 9 year old shih tzu that was turned over and was practically on her death bed. She was near 30 lbs, eyes completely crusted over, matted and in congestive heart failure. I fell in love the second I saw her. She’s so sassy and has a loud personality. She’s lost a ton of weight, is able to run and play with my dog dogs and is on medications that has her heart condition under control. She’s got a lot of life and love and has been the best dog ever since she came home with me.
I foster dogs as well, and have for the past 12 years. I just got a new foster dog on 2/12/16 that had just been neutered and wasn’t recovering well from it. On 2/14/16, he was laying in his dog bed and Cass walked by- my foster nipped at her and her eye sort of just… popped out.
I raced to the vet and they couldnt save her eye. She’s been losing her eyesight for the past year, but she seems to be recovering pretty well given the circumstances.