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Veronica is calling, but I’m feigning deafness. Today is the appointment with the Eye specialist, the “Ophthalmologist”, remember my eye “problem”?  (See “The New Doctor”)

I know I said I was “The Strong stoic Boxer”. But I’ve heard that notion is overrated and very last season. The new black is: “The worried, concerned Boxer”.  I’m very trendy so that’s what I’m going for.

At the end of the day it’s MY eye we’re talking about, perhaps I want to keep it this way! Perhaps I want to live with a “Corneal Ulcer”. I might just want that.

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But in my world, or rather Veronica’s world, my opinion does not count.

See the sign? Says it all!!

I’ve said this before; Veronica is kind of, well, very bossy, it’s a family thing. Dennis is REALLY with me on this one. (Probably the concerned friend who gave her the sign too)

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In the waiting room I switch to the “Zen attitude”. I don’t want the little Cocker spaniel in the corner to think I’m a wimp.

(FYI I’m not, there is a big difference between “worried” and wimp!)

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The consultation room is full of weird tools, that I choose not to look at. I concentrate on the door through which I know the “Ophthalmologist” is coming.

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Dennis is here too, he is telling me all will be fine. (Easy for him to say, it’s not his eye we’re talking about!)

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Here she is, Dr B, she looks very nice indeed. She’s calm, smiling and very friendly. I can see Veronica likes her a lot.

(Incidentally she’d better be calm, it’s eyes we’re talking about, not a leg…)

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She has this weird tool that she uses to look in my eyes, I don’t mind. Now, see that cooperative Boxer? This is easy, I can do that.”Felicia the confident and cooperative Boxer”.

Dr B tells Veronica she will need to clean out my eye and scratch at the surface,  put in a protection lens so my eye can heal properly.

What??? INSIDE MY EYE??? Seriously? I don’t agree…at all!  No, no, no! Absolutely NOT!

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Dennis tells me not to stress “Dr B will give you a shot and you’ll sleep thought the whole procedure”. Sleep? I don’t know about that? Sounds scary, now I have NO control on what’s going on.

Hmmm, come think of it…I will probably get a patch, like a pirate? Oh that would be super cool!!

“Felicia the Boxer pirate”, make way for the “Badass Boxer Pirate”…I’ll walk down our street and show that “Full of himself Jack Russel” what a Badass I am..ha!

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…boy my head is heavy…and ohhhh my eyes are closing….”Felicia, the brave Boxer Pirate is falling asleep”….

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…until I wake up.

What the heck is around my head???? What? Where is my pirate patch? I had it all figured out and now I wake up like this…OMG! This is horrible, how embarrassing!

“Felicia, the cone is to protect your eye from scratching and hurting”, “You’ll only wear it for 7 or 8 days”.

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Only? More then a whole week She’s got to be kidding!! This is outrageous!

I refuse to stay here, in the front yard where everybody can see me. All by passers, especially the little “Full of himself Jack Russel” for one.

He’ll have a field day…

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In the back yard at least only the stupid “Strutting Pigeon” is around. I feel deeply depressed and misunderstood.

Yeah, Veronica should wear one of these just to see how it feels.

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Finally, after a very difficult week. (Yes It was very hard) I’m freed of my torture cone. Veronica’s calling “As you have been such a good girl I have a surprise for you”

A surprise? WHERE?

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It’s a package, a big box, what can that be? Elk skin bones? Toys?

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It’s my very own Harry Barker pad! Until now I was using Lego’s and frankly, I deserve my own, what with this whole eye ordeal.

I love it! Perfect colouring for my beautiful brindle coat. “Felicia the beautiful, brave stoic Boxer on her new mat” (Yes, I was very brave).

Medical issues sure pay off. Bring on more I say.

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And just so you know; I could totally be a “Badass Boxer Pirate”!

 

My thanks go to Dr Stéphanie Borer for her medical skills and wonderful patience with my, not so cooperative, Felicia

 

 

 

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