Ohhhhh sometimes something will happen to remind you just how in an instant life can change…. Last week I was busy working away on my next pattern (OK….confession….browsing Pinterest BUT that’s not the point! LOL) when I heard some awful blood curdling yelping! I rushed outside to find my German Shepherd, Ali, having a scuffle with my little mini foxy, Gumby………


Gumby before the Scuffle…

Of course I quickly broke up the squabble….only to find that my poor little Gumby had blood rushing down her little face…On closer inspection I could see that she had been bitten in the eye!

Needless to say I was horrified and felt instantly ill…It was NOT a pretty sight!

Anyway….LONG story short….at first the vet thought the eye would need to come out BUT….because poor little Gumby was already sooo sore and in a lot of pain she thought it best to wait a week and let some of the pain and swelling subside….So we popped her on some medication and waited……

Of course I am no vet and didn’t know what to expect BUT to me I was absolutely amazed to see the eye go from looking like a horrible mauled red mess to a something that looked quite a lot like the eye it once was…… So when I went back to the vet yesterday expecting that the eye would have to come out….I was over the MOON when I saw the vets reaction….SHE was amazed too….she had to look twice to really see if I was carrying the same dog! She even went so far as to say it is a miracle!

YAY! Little Gumby’s eye has improved so much in the last week that she didn’t have to have the eye out afterall and is now having further medication to see just how much more the eye will heal! The vet feels there is a very good chance that she will get to keep her eye….mind you, she may never get to see real well with it BUT at least she will still look like our googly little eyed Gumby we have grown to love!

Oh and in case you are wondering….No….Ali (German Shepherd) isn’t normally into bullying little Gumby…they are normally best mates!….BUT I guess she was having a bad day and Gumby just happened to bear the brunt of it. No doubt if she had of bitten her anywhere else other than the eye, it bearly would have broken the skin! Ali really seemed to know that she had done something wrong as she has been moping around all week. I would say she even looked depressed and was definitely not her usual joyful self!


Ali the German Shepherd
Anyway….I am just so relieved that my little Gumby doesn’t have to go through an operation to have her eye out! I can’t help but think just how precious our eyes really are and also our pets too…..they truly become so much a part of the family….I think I have been moping around the house myself this past week…..BUT now I can happily go back to my sewing with my little miracle dog at my feet, watching my every move! ๐Ÿ™‚
Do you have pets? If so….don’t you think of them as part of the family? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Poor thing! Our two (Miles and Louie) carry on at each other like that occasionally but we’ve been fortunate not to have any injuries. They are definitely family. When our girls (now in their 30s) were school age, they would say things like, “Gee, you have more pictures of the dogs than us.” And I would reply, “We’ll, that’s because we like them better!” They would gasp in mock horror and we’d all laugh hysterically but, honestly, sometimes it was true! Glad your Gumby is on the mend.

  2. I’m so pleased to hear that Gumby is on the mend. We had loads of feral cats at one time that we tamed. One was still a kitten and I noticed she was lifeless and constantly sleeping in the plant pot. I brought her in after crying my heart out thinking she would die, I nursed her the best I could and when no improvement was made I took her to the vet who told me she had a high temperature. He gave her a pill and then she was fine. My daughter laughed at me saying you don’t get that upset when we get a temperature LOLLLL

  3. Thanks Jane! I had to laugh when I read your comment about liking them better than the kids! LOLLL….it is a bit like that here too sometimes at the moment! Our girls are 16 and 18 (In a few days!) and I must say the pets are definitely MUCH more easy going than the teenagers AND more fun to have around at the moment! LOLL Glad to know someone shares my sentiments! LOLLLLL

  4. Thanks Maria…..LOLLL…That is so funny! I wonder if our pets and animals seem to get preferential treatment because they are never demanding, cheeky or back chatty! Perhaps our kids should try that approach? LOLLLL

  5. Oh that must have been so distressing.
    We have a lovely old dog (Lab x Ridgeback) and two cats, all of which are much loved. It is interesting to watch them interact. They can be tender with each other one moment and scrapping next moment. It is fortunate that in those moments of conflict that they don’t do serious injury to each other. And five minutes after their ‘scrap’ they will curl up together…. they seem a lot like kids to me.

  6. Oh it was…..for both of us! Yes….they ARE a LOT like kids! LOL Since my parents moved here, there are nine cats residing here….5 we had ….and mum brought 4! They are really funny to watch actually….each knows where ‘home’ is….being either our house or my parents granny flat….Sometimes they sneak into the other’s turf and have a snoop around and of course that is not always appreciated by the resident cats so a scuffle is bound to occur! We have three dogs….a little Maltese cross named Scruffy as well as Gumby and Ali……they like having all the cats living here as there is always bound to be someone around for them to chase! Never a dull moment! It is really funny because the smallest cat of all is my little Siamese and Ali makes a BIG circle around him and doesn’t even attempt to chase him….they established who is boss very early on! LOLLLLL

  7. Glad your dog is ok! And I am pretty sure poor Ali is dealing with some feelings of guilt ๐Ÿ™‚ I got two cats and one of them is really into eating sewing pins! Not too funny, I always have to be extremely meticulous when sewing and put all my pins and needles out of his sight. Well at least that made me being really tidy in my workspace LOL!

  8. Hi Anna,
    Yes I think too she was somehow dealing with guilty feelings….even if she didn’t really understand what they were actually for! LOL I have a Siamese cat and he too is also into pins, so I know what it is like! He likes to pull bunches of them out of my pin cushions all at once and throw them on the floor! Really strange behaviour for a cat! LOLL I even had to get him x-rayed once because he had a tummy problem and the vet and I were concerned he may have swallowed a pin BUT thankfully the x-ray was all clear.

  9. Hi Christine! I’m so happy to hear that Gumpy is well and didn’t loose her eye. Both of your puppies look so beautiful! I’m sure it was just a bad accident and Ali never wanted to harm Gumpy.
    Gumpy reminds me of our little ‘Foxy’ who passed away last summer in 16-years age.
    Ali looks gorgeus – how old is she? Our Nero (Belgian-German Shephard) is almost 9 and our ‘very mixed breed’ Hanna about 7. It’s fun that little Foxy was the boss and no one didn’t dare to say against her or eat from her plate.
    Give hugs to your sweet dogs! x Teje

  10. Hi Teje….Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I took Gumby for check-up and the vet thinks she has even regained a little of her sight!…..not all of it BUT she does see something…..so that was very good news too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ali is 6….she had her birthday on the 1st of August! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am sorry to hear your little Foxy passed away last summer BUT 16 years was a nice old age. Gumby is 10ยฝ. They become such a part of the family that it is so hard to lose them at any age! Gumby has been enjoying the extra special treatment and attention she has been getting from everyone since her eye was hurt! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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