Monday, July 18, 2016

My Best Friend

My cockapoo lost one eye to glaucoma last year and since then, I have been medicating her other eye to prevent glaucoma from striking again.

A few days before the Independence Day weekend, my dog had a couple of bouts of temporary blindness and by the Fourth, she was totally blind and a basket case ― confused and depressed by what was happening.

I took her to the veterinarian eye specialist and surprise, her eye is healthy... no glaucoma. The eye vet referred her to a neurologist vet, who suggested a number of causes for the blindness that only an MRI would reveal.

By the time we saw the neurologist, my dog was starting to get used to being blind ― still confused, but returning to being herself in many ways. So the neurologist suggested that we see how well she gets acclimated and gave me a prescription for her high blood pressure (which may have caused a mini-stroke and the blindness).

Back home, I spend almost all my waking hours working with my dog trying to get her used to her new world. It has been time-consuming, but rewarding because she is making progress. However, I have neglected this blog and its e-mails, as a result. But I expect that things will get better soon.

By the way, my dog prefers me in boy mode. Whenever I start getting dressed in girl mode, she gets out of Dodge and avoids me until I change back.

Source: ShopBop
Wearing Rebecca Minkoff.

Peter Sramek
Peter Sramek femulates Borbala Peterfy on Hungarian television's Sztarban Sztar.


  1. My Irish Setter preferred boy mode also. I don't know if it was appearance or smell from makeup and perfume but she wanted nothing to do with me. The cats didn't care as long as they were fed. Although they did like chasing long loose skirt.

  2. Dear Stana,

    Your best friend is beautiful. She looks just adorable. I hope at some point soon, her vision will return. Animals are WONDERFUL.



  3. I hope all goes well with your cute dog. I have met dogs who were blind yet remembered their environment well enough to do quite well. Good luck.

  4. What a shame for your lovely pooch. However she should no longer be able to tell if you are in girl mode, especially if you use some butch aftershave instead of girly scent.