All about Rothy
Any owner of a dog who has had “cherry eye” will tell you that it is not a pretty sight. Perhaps you have witnessed it yourself and have seen the large red mass bulging out of the inner corner of a dog’s eye, from which the name ‘cherry eye’ originated. While not the most visually appealing condition (for the owners or the afflicted dog), cherry eye is actually a fairly common and benign occurrence in many breeds of dogs.
Though it may appear somewhat like a tumour or even an awfully big bug bite, the ‘cherry’ on your dog’s eye is actually a prolapsed (or popped out) gland. Known by veterinarians as the nictitans gland, this gland is present in the third eyelid of dogs and aids in the production of tears. Unlike humans, many animals possess this third eyelid which closes horizontally across the eye to provide extra protection and moisture.
- Maggie Barron
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- Maine Coon MIx
- Date of Birth:
- 25 April 2000
- Date of Death
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- Black/Brown Tabby
- Eye Colour:
This is my memorial for Rothy who I last saw the night of Saturday, October 19, 2002. He fell asleep on my chest that night. He went out to play in the back field the morning of October 24th and never came home.
I don't know if he's still alive or if he's dead but I miss him more than anything.
He was adopted by a friend I was living with on June 16, 2000 and lived with me in Ottawa until October of that year when he went to live at my parents' place in Munster.
He loved being an indoor/outdoor cat. Some nights I would go out and sit in the long grass and wait for him to come home. Sometimes I'd be out there searching for him past 2am.
He had a strange cute habit of suckling on people's earlobes, if they'd let him. I geuss he though he was still a kitten.
Little Rothy angel, wherever you are....I hope that you're happy and free of pain....I know someday that I'll see you again......
I love you Rothy!
"There are more than angels watching over me...I beleive....I believe"