Shyla had a bit of a rough week but is recovering. During our short camping trip, she somehow got two small punctures in her cornea. At first, I didn't know what was wrong with her eye but a saline rinse seemed to solve it. Then, a couple of days later, she was holding the eye closed.
After the vet diagnosed her, the recovery was fast. I took these photos about five days after she saw the vet and started treatment.
Both eyes are open, and she looks joyful.
Last year, I played with Shyla and our other pups in the wildflowers endlessly. This year, we are having a drought. Blossoms don't last for long. Shyla and I have to search to find a few flowers every morning.
Also, it's been hot. We are trying to get out onto the trails early but it seems that everyone else is doing the same. Over the years, Shyla has overcome her fears enough that she likes lots of people and dogs. However, we seem to be running into the ones who scare her. When Shyla hears them coming, she lowers her body toward the ground and slinks off to hide in the forest.
Seeing her look so happy and confident in these photos makes that description seem hard to believe! Indeed, she is this happy about 90% of our time on the trails now.
We'll figure out a strategy for this summer. I am thinking that we need to get out even earlier.
Happy Shyla Saturday from summertime at 8200' in Colorado.