Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Coal-February Theme Day, 2012

I met Coal on a bright, sunshiny day in the Plaza.  Thinking that a dog with goggles is a bit unusual, I talked to the owner who informed me that Coal has a serious degenerative eye disease called pannus.  The sun could blind him if his eyes are not protected. He is a patient and loving animal.




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32 comments:

  1. la classe le chien, avec ces lunettes d'aviateur

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  2. Coal's owners are to be commended for recognizing the problem. Now Coal can still get out and be sociable with the help of his 'doggles'!

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  3. Best wishes to Coal!!
    He is CUTE!:)

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  4. What a wonderful dog- he must be very clever to accept the need to wear those goggles.

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  5. and a pretty cool dude in his shades, too.

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  6. Nice find. He's so cute. I hope he continues to cope well with his eye issue.

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  7. oh he is so cute! i'm glad his owners are sympathetic to his eye condition.

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  8. This is such a heartwarming photo and story to start out my day. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  9. He looks so cute and stylish with the glasses. Sorry its for a medical reason.

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  10. AWWW What a beautiful doggy. I'm so sorry he has to wear those to protect his delicate eyes. This is a treasure for sure.

    Greetings from Texas.

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  11. A lovely dog and obviously comfortable in his specs. Never heard of this eye condition - good to know.

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  12. It just makes me want to give Coal a hug.

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  13. Getting ready for a walk must be interesting! He looks delightful.

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  14. That's one cool dude of a dog! Glad he likes his goggles & glad the owner is so attention to his vision health.

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  15. Such a shame about Coal's eye problem, but have to say he still manages to look super cool in his eyeware! Lovely pictures Kate.

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  16. He looks like he is ready to fly! How much longer are you in town, Kate?

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  17. I can just imagine what my dog would do to the goggles if I put them on him. But I know he would learn to tolerate them if I asked him to, just like Coal has. Good luck to Coal, he is a beautiful dog.

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  18. So poignant! He is a beautiful animal and that's a tough affliction for a dog. Fortunately, he can still smell!

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  19. Pretty cool in those shades! I love white dogs.

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  20. I used to regularly see a "doggled" dog hanging his head out a car window as he rode by near my office. I was glad to see his eyes protected and he seemed to love seeing the world from that moving perch. Pooches seem to be so wonderfully adaptable, as Coal attests!

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  21. awww! so glad he is protected and loved!

    thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  22. What an interesting post, Kate. I have never heard of such a thing, probably because most dogs with the condition die early because they are not tended with the same care as these wonderful owners.

    You commented that the east wing of the Capitol seems small. It is. But, the Capitol has wings in each direction, the west wing is bigger, and there is an additional building next door. The whole complex is pretty big.

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  23. And here I thought he just wore them to be cool.

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  24. That is a fabulous photo Kate and obviously such a caring owner. Despite the eye condition, the glasses make for a fascinating capture of Coal.

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  25. Interesting post. Coal has a beautiful coat!

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  26. Ohhhh...I'm so sad for Coal!!! But so happy he's got those cool goggles!!!

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  27. I think it's great that his owner and vet have been able to help Coal!

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