Blackie is a bit of special needs Spoodle. He came to me as a nervous rescue dog with severe separation anxiety and a heart condition. Although no longer nervous the separation anxiety is still an issue and has seem me climb out of windows and all sorts 🙂
Blackie started to develop cloudy eyes which were cataracts, and the vet suggested taking him to the eye specialist. There we found out that his left retina had detached and he was completely blind in that eye but the good news was he could operate on the right eye and give him full sight in 1 eye. Done deal, the surgery and recovery process went well. We were running together again and playing the in the park, although we did have to get rid of his beloved squeaky toys (especially the chop and the chicken) in case the provoked a retinal detachment in his remaining eye.
Despite taking all precautions this is exactly what happened and one day we came home to Blackie bumping into everything, the specialist confirmed my worst fears. Adding to the problems a newly blind dog faces, the relationship I was in also broke down which saw Blackie and I move 3 times in 2 months which added to his anxiety. We are now finally settled but still unpacking boxes so things moving around. Trying to think of ways to “dog” proof, table corners, desks etc as yes he has turned into a magnet for any obstacle. But I am determined to make my little man as comfortable and happy as possible,