~ With regard to Clara' hair, things were getting a little out-of-hand. See below.
I finally decided that drastic measures were necessary.
So we popped Clara into the taxi....
....and this lady got to work.
Clara's little baby curl laying on the floor.
"Hey, is this the cash cab???"
And, just like that, we have a newly coiffed baby girl.
~ On Sunday, Sophie accidentally hit Hubbell in the eye with a tennis ball. He screamed out in pain for what seemed like a very long time. After a couple of doctor's appointments, we finally discovered that Hubbell has Glaucoma in his right eye.....he has had Glaucoma for a long time. In fact, he's completely blind in his right eye and probably has been for several years. Wow. I've learned that this is not uncommon. Glaucoma is typically diagnosed in very advanced stages. I'm quite disappointed in my normal vet for not seeing this earlier ~ isn't that what annual appointments are for? The specialist let me see Hubbell's eye with his special light and the damage is extensive. Sophie was relieved that she hadn't been the one to cause all of his troubles. And I actually felt relieved for her accidental aim so that he could be diagnosed and we can start to help him. Since he's already blind, our main mission now is to keep the pressure down so that he is comfortable.The pressure in his right eye is four times the normal pressure. We're starting his medications tonight and we have a follow-up appointment in two months. Please keep your fingers crossed that the meds help him. If things continue to get worse, he will lose his eye. Honestly, I am broken-hearted that he's been in pain and uncomfortable for some time. On the other hand, I am so relieved that it's nothing more serious. I would be crushed if he had a life-threatening disease. I've been around many one-eyed dogs in my lifetime and I know that dogs are super-adaptable. Vision is only their third strongest sense. So I got this. I seriously do. I'm all over it. As if he wasn't spoiled enough already, I can tell already in the last few hours that he will be even more spoiled. I'm already looking for ways that I can help him knowing that he's half blind. The precious little soul.
~ After almost a full 24 hours of rain, I am so excited that I haven't had to water my garden in two days. I fully expect for it to look like a jungle the next time I go out there.
~ We put our window bird feeder right on the window near Atticus & Scout's cage. They get so excited when they see the outside birds approaching the feeder for a snack. It's nice to watch and listen to them sing.
~ Recently I took Sophie to get her hair braided for the first time (I never have time to do it myself). We both loved it and I thought she looked ADORABLE.
The "Before Shot"
~ I wanted to share my new favorite photo:
"Sisters, sisters...there were never such devoted sisters...."
~ Busy, busy, busy......