SoloRiver Posted January 24, 2009 Report Share Posted January 24, 2009 A few days ago my husband pointed out that both Solo and Fly have blue casts to their eyes. I hadn't noticed, which seems remarkable considering how much time I spend looking into them, but I've been looking into them every day, and I guess the change has happened gradually over time. Fly turned 10 on Christmas. Solo will be 10 in May. They're both in excellent shape, and normally people guess they are less than half their ages. But I've been thinking more and more lately about my dogs' mortality, which is underscored by Jett's relative youth and exuberance and general shiny brand-newness (she is 15 months old now). Jett's eyes are, of course, jet black. I think Solo and Fly both have several good years left in them, but I don't want to be caught off guard. Especially in Solo's case -- he is terrified of the vet (any vet) and goes into survival mode when he's there. I don't want his last moments to be filled with terror. His fear of the vet is not something I can fix between now and then; it isn't a matter of taking him there more often and giving him yummies. He knows very well what happens at the vet and it involves far too many of his triggers at once for him to be effectively desensitized to it. I can't imagine him being much more receptive to a vet visiting at home, since he has a very difficult time with strangers entering the house. Is anyone here in the same situation and are there any creative or workable solutions to this problem? I figure anything I learn that would help Solo would also help Fly -- she behaves flawlessly at the vet, but you can tell she's a bit nervous about being there. I'd like to spare her that if I can. Sorry to be so morbid, and it's not information that I'll need anytime soon, but it's better to know ahead of time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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