Sunday, April 26, 2009

More From My Collection

... of terrible photos.

Someone told that humans get red-eye in photos because the light from the flash reflects off the blood vessels in the back of the human retina. So what do dogs have in the back of their eyes, to get this green glow?

The dogs have been enjoying the warm weather; it's the first time this year that I've been able to leave the back door open all day, and they can potter in and out. Unfortunately Holly has discovered a bird's nest in the golden privet, and barks every time she can hear rustling. I've told her a hundred times "It's a bird, not a c-a-t." However she keeps on barking, up the wrong tree, and I have to go and haul her in and shut the door before the neighbours complain. If she spends the entire summer barking at this tree... I'm going to be keeping her in.

Herbie is plodding along. His nodes were shrinking the tiniest bit, but then I gave him some Metacam because I was wondering if he didn't look rather stiff - now they're back where they were. He seems a little stiff in the mornings now, but it wears off once he's walked a hundred yards, so it may be arthritis rather than cancer-related. He's been on so many other supplements I'd given up on the glucosamine. Back to the drawing board.

We may be offline for a little while, with the builder coming next week, and my only phone point is right next to where he'll be demolishing the old fireplace. I'm moving everything I can upstairs, including the computer, but we'll be back as soon as we can.


Sarah said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It's good to know that there are people out there who have had similar experiences and have some positive things to say about there pets and the treatment. You often wonder whether you are doing the right thing at times. Could munch Herbie! Such a cutie! Glad he is doing ok!

Anonymous said...

We have a magnet on our refrigerator that says, "You pet may be a space alien." That may be where the green eyes come from...

Good luck with your building project. We'll miss seeing you online but will be still be thinking about you, wishing for smaller nodes for Herbie and a new distraction for Hollie.

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Make that, "YOUR pet may be a space alien."

Typing never was my strong point!

YMO said...

Animal eyes caught like that make them so spooky and sinister!