We knew shortly after Huck’s attack that it wasn’t a matter of *if* his little blind eye would have to be removed, but *when.* We were instructed to watch it closely and see if he started pawing at it to show that it bothered him, and for the past few years, there was no issue. But after a couple occurrences this year of it turning blood red when he’d get worked up about something, it really started to make me uncomfortable. After a quick reassurance from our trusted vet that the procedure is not only ridiculously simple, but the healing process is too, we decided to make it happen. So while Huck was out for a routine teeth cleaning we had our vet remove the eye, too.
I was amazed at how quickly Huck was back to his normal, sassy self, and how quickly he healed- Huck didn’t even need a cone!
So today, our little Huckleupagus turns 10. A decade! He’s been with me for the entirety of my adult life, and I can’t imagine any other dog putting up with our long work hours and crazy travel schedule the past four years have brought. Yes, he’s a bit of a loner, but puts up with my Elvira-level of cuddling and always reminds us to feed him when we’re clocking long days in the office. :)
Huckleberry Finn, I don’t care if this post makes the world cringe or if the neighbors raised their brows when we did a little photo shoot with you and a giant Mike Wazowski balloon in the front yard. We love you too, too much and are so thankful for the joy you’ve brought to our lives. And since you can’t read and don’t know what “birthday” means, I’ll just give you extra snuggles and a couple marshmallows. :) HAPPY TEN!
Happy birthday to your puppy! :) I once had a beagle years and years ago with only one eye–but as I’m sure you’ve discovered with Huck, it doesn’t matter. They’re still just as cute and adorable as ever–and how much they love you never changes. I’m sure no neighbors were horrified. :)
Jenn L says
Happy birthday Huck!! I can’t believe how big your little pup is – look at him! So majestic with Mike :D
Lisa Stoner says
Oh Huckle-bunches-of-oats, WE LOVE YOU!
Pizza party at The Stoner’s on Wednesday, and Lola will bring the cake!
Happy, happy birthday!
I love this! For a second I was wondering the significance of Mike and when I figured it out I burst out laughing. Happy birthday puppy!
Happy Birthday Huck! You are absolutely adorable and bring a lot of joy to the world! Enjoy your marshmallows and cuddles!
Happy Birthday Huck!!! What a cutie!
Krystal Tirado says
Happy Bday Huck! :) :)
Ah!!! This was THE BEST!!!! A birthday post for Huck! He is adorable and I totally ‘get’ how much you love him…….I am the same way with my little fellows. I tell my husband that it makes me sad that there are so many people and children who aren’t loved as much as I love my dogs! And when I think of all the unloved dogs of the world……boo hoo!
Thanks for sharing your little guy with us…..your followers love hearing about and seeing Huck!
So thankful his surgery was easy-peasy for him…..a little trouper, that boy!
Happy Birthday Huck!! Such a cutie! So glad his recovery is going well!
You made a Tiny toon Adventures reference, I knew I hired the right people! Happy Birthday to the Huckster!
Kim Haig says
Seaser says (barks?) Happy Birthday to Huck! He turns 10 on Jan 4th :)
So happy that Huck has had a speedy recovery from his enucleation. He looks very stylish with his new look!
Happy Birthday Huck! x
Hope at Disneyland says
Happy belated birthday Huck! Your shoot was so cute! I also think it’s cute how you have a permanent wink on your little face. <3