Just a quick update on the little tyke -- the photo is from last week, when he was out on the back deck during that warm spell for a change of scenery one day. He is recovering well from his eye surgery, and has quite the daily routine of multiple eye drops from morning to night and a regimen of medications. He continues to be a wonderful patient through all this. I took his eye pressure over the weekend with our Tono-Pen, and it was in the normal range. That's the best indicator that his eye is doing great following the removal of his lens. If the pressure is off, then we've got a problem.
We shuffled things around and he will be seeing the ophthalmologist next week for a re-check (it had been scheduled for this Friday). Hopefully at that point his cone can come off.
It's funny how all the photos make him look larger than he really is. He's only 8 pounds, and is a one-handed "scooper-upper," as I like to call it. Wilbur is an absolute joy, too -- we've really fallen for this little guy. He's not one of those demonstrably affectionate ones -- you know, kissing and cuddling and jumping up and all that. Wilbur is very quiet ... he's never barked or whined or made any other sound besides his piglet-like snorts and grunts. His only I-love-you "signal" is an intense wagging of that tail. When he sees us, the motor at the base of his tail fires up and it just starts going. In fact, the only time his tail isn't wagging is when he realizes we're coming over to pick him up for another round of eye drops. That's when the tail motor suddenly shuts off.