These photos are not the best. I was still kinda shaky after all the drama. This all happened less than 3 hours ago.
These are AFTER photos. Believe me, you would NOT want to see the BEFORE.
In my last post, I talked about Button and I mentioned that she can be bossy and bitchy. Sometimes she can hardly eat or drink water because she is growling so hard. When she growls like this, all the dogs just stay away from her. But if you can't HEAR her growling, you have no warning. I'm assuming this is what happened. She must have been "protecting" her water and Blue must have put his face down to drink. I've seen this situation ALMOST happen before but I guess when Blue didn't back away, she must have leaped all 7 pounds of herself at him. I heard him give this deep growl bark and I spun around to yell at them but she was already walking away. I thought all was well. Then about 20 minutes later I was walking through the room and looked down at Button. She is so small and low to the ground, that it's hard to see her face. But I noticed something white on what I thought was above her eyes. I picked her up and BOTH eyes were bugged out of her head. I'm talking where they were almost completely out! Usually they are all brown but this way there was just as much as white showing. The only way I can really think to describe it is, and I don't mean to be disrespectful in anyway, but when I was VERY small, a zillion years ago, I remember a very old movie, it might have had Mae West in it and there was a frightened black man in the movie and they showed his eyes all bugged out. It was horribly racist. I hate to even use it as an example but that is what sprung to my mind.
SO... I, in a panic I called Doc, the veterinarian that I work for, on a Sunday evening and told him what had happened. He said that "Isn't good" and to meet him over at the clinic.
When I got there we had to take Button into surgery and knock her out and he had to PUSH her eyeballs back in her head. Her left eye was the worst and the eyelid didn't want to close.So he had to put some stitches in her lids to temporarily to keep it closed. The other eye looked much better. I asked him when he first came in, if she was blind and he replied "Not Yet". He said it was a good thing that I called him. So I took her home with pain meds and I have to apply eye ointment and an ice pack for 5 minutes every 2 hours.
Like I told Doc.I'm not defending Blue BUT she is the one that always starts the fights and growls at the others over her bowls. I think Blue just was startled with her jumping at him and biting at him. Given the HUGE size difference, even though he must have just grabbed her for a second, the pressure was enough to push her eyeballs out.....
That being said, if he meant to really hurt her. She won't be alive.
Here are her photos. I had a shaky hand obviously. You can see her squinting out of her right eye and the left one is sewn shut for now until it heals.
Never a dull moment at my house.