Saturday, June 17, 2017


Champ arrived today as my new Green Dog Unleashed foster. He came from a cat rescue group, the Madison-Greene Humane Society, as a result of an usual string of circumstances. I couldn't recount it all if I tried, but thank you to the Madison-Greene Humane Society for rescuing him, vetting them, neutering him, and for the entropion surgery to fix his eyes.

Let's get this nasty bit of business out of the way:
Entropion is an abnormality of the eyelids in which the eyelid "rolls" inward. This inward rolling often causes the hair on the surface of the eyelid to rub against the cornea (outer part of the eyeball) resulting in pain, corneal ulcers or corneal erosions.
It's been fixed and his eyes have healed up, they just need some fur to grow back on his face to look completely normal.

Champ is about 18 months old and he weighed 105 when he was recently neutered. He must have felt miserable until his eyes were fixed, but he's ready to enjoy life now. He seems like a sweet and friendly rottweiler. I gave him his own space in a kennel today to observe all the other dogs, but in the evening I introduced him to Max with no problem. He wags that little tail as hard as he can to let you know he's happy.
He's got an extra wide tongue.

No issues meeting Max.
He was fine in the kennel today, but was happy to get into
the dog yard and stretch his legs and check out everything. 

We had a rainbow with no rain after Champ arrived, that's got to be a good sign.
There's nothing quite like that rottweiler smile.
He mostly ignored Max, which is smart.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of my dogs has this problem. She had the surgery and I have to give her eye drops (Cyclosporin) 2x a day every day. I'm sure there are varying degrees of it. It's great that Champ had the procedure- entropy is really uncomfortable- it's like feeling you have an eyelash or hair on your eyeball constantly. - Johanna