Yesterday Blottie's pups reached 10 weeks old, and today were microchipped and had their second DHP vaccinations. Alfie who left the other day, and is only up the road, came down with Caroline to get his jab and microchip done. Alfie has been in the wars. The day after he left us, in the evening Caroline noticed, his third eyelid was looking a bit proud. Caroline contacted me, sending me a photo, as to what did I think. I reassured her it was not puppy strangles. I did wonder whether it was cherry eye, but in the photo I could not be sure. Caroline took him to the vet, and he has popped the gland out. I had a puppy a few years ago that had this condition, and massaging the gland back each time it popped out, it eventually resolved without surgery. I'm hoping this with be the case with Alfie. Caroline has been very good about it all. This is now the third issue on this litter, and I'm hoping the last. Don't they say, "Bad luck comes in threes." As much as I am enjoying these pups. I have to admit I have questioned wanting to go through this amount of stress and worry again, but you got to think, "onwards and upwards!"
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane!