Friday, June 29, 2012


sympathetic : characterized by, proceeding from, exhibiting, or feeling sympathy; sympathizing; compassionate.

That's what I have.  MOM took me to Dr. Eddie because she was worried about my left eye.  She thought maybe something poked it, or something was stuck in my eye.  But none of that turned out to be what it was.  I have Horner's Syndrome, other wise know as Sympathetic Eye.  Take a look.

Here is the medical stuff about it.  

Horner's syndrome is a common neurological disorder of the eye and facial muscles. The condition usually occurs suddenly. The most common clinical signs of Horner's syndrome are:
·         Drooping of the eyelids on the affected side (ptosis)
·         The pupil of the affected eye will be constricted (miosis)
·         The affected eye often appears sunken (enophthalmos)
·         The third eyelid of the affected eye may appear red and raised (prolapse of the third eyelid, injunctival hyperemia). 
Horner's syndrome is due to a dysfunction of the sympathetic nerves of the eyes and  surrounding facial muscles. This is part of the autonomic nervous system, which helps  to control normal functions such as blinking, muscle tone, etc.  Horner's syndrome is  often classified as idiopathic, which means it is without known cause.

MOM is all 87 kinds of worried.  "Sheesh" MOM I said, "You know I am a sympathetic and compassionate dog.  Now it shows in my eye."  "I'm alright"  I said.  "Let's go play with my friends."  So we did.

We met up with Boci and Logan

Tye and Tucker

Would ya look at Stanley.  He is a great water dog.  Bert was there and Big Murphy and little Murphy and a friend of Tye and Tucker.

Would ya look at that Logan.  He is real good at jumping.  This was his first try.  I think he has a future in fence jumping.

While my friends jumped the fences I explored the hillside.

See MOM I am just fine.  Romping and running.

MOM took this picture of this beautiful flower along the stream.  That's not a black backdrop, she used the flash cuz it was getting dark and the flash made the water look black. I like it.
Don't worry about my eye, I'm OK and I can see.  In fact I think I am seeing things in a new light and you know what, it's beautiful too.  MOM says I am still as handsome as ever and she is starting to be more at ease with it.  And now MOM and I have something in common cuz she has a lot of nerve damage and each day she has more and more damage (all though meds are helping to slow the damage).  And I don't think it slows her down.  And my Sympathetic Eye will not slow me down either.


  1. My dearest Goose - you are as handsome as ever and you are the world's most symphathetic dog! And we all don't become younger... even a little beast like me has already some damages...
    but don't tell anyone
    sealed with a kiss your Charlotte

  2. Goose, my darling, you have the right attitude. As long as you continue to see the vet, you'll be fine. I learnt all about Horner's in school. And when I was told I needed medication for life and had to stop school, I also went out to play. I think that is the best attitude :) No wonder we get along so well, Mr. Funny.

    See I am back in school now albeit a little older,hehe! You'll be fine in no time.

    Loci can sure jump very high. And make sure your MOM keeps taking her meds. I am counting on you now.

    I'll be back,

  3. Love your photos Goose, so glad to have found your gorgeous blog. And I love that there's an eye problem called sympathetic, what a kind name for a problem :) Susie-Belle has eye issues, we always sympathise with eye issues, and sympathetic eye sounds right up our street. Look forward to following you chaps all the way from England, oh the wonders of blogging :)

  4. We are very sympathetic of your sympathetic eye! Poor Mom, she must have been terribly worried. Sometimes these things have a ways of workin themselves out. Purraying fur you and your Mom.

  5. Woof! Woof! Oh Goose ... Golden Kisses on your eye. What a name, Sympathetic??? Maybe you'll get extra tasty treats. Oh more gifts from mom. Sending you Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

  6. Oh Goose, we are sorry to hear about your eye. But it looks like it isn't keeping you from a good playtime! Hope you are doing well!

  7. Hey Goose I am very sympathetic of your sympathetic eye and we hope it will get better! At least it has not stopped you enjoying yourself. Happy Saturday to you and yours!
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Hey there buddy...we sure do hope that your sympathetic eye feels better! You absolutely have the right attitude, Goose!! Being optimistic and positive will give you an extra boost!!! Here's hoping that it is all gone soon!! LOVE all your pics of you having fun with your friends and that beautiful flower pic your mom took! Take care of yourself now and do what your mom says!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  9. Well I'm glad you're okay mate. Just think; you can wink at all the girls now without even trying! Deccy x

  10. Oh Goose! We're so glad that you are not in any pain and that you can still see just fine. We were worried too when we saw your picture. We've never heard of Horner's so thanks for enlightening us all. You know what they say.... You can't keep a good dog down!

    What a beautiful stream to go romping in, and to have all your furends there too ~ priceless!

    Lily Belle

  11. I'm so glad that it isn't a stick or something else!! We've never heard of Horner's so thank you for all the information! And thank you, Goose's mom, for being such a great doggy parent!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  12. Your still a beautiful pup, Goose! I wish we could go walking with you one day!


  13. That is a pretty sad lookin eye. We are glad you went to the dr. though to make sure it wasn't a stick or something stuck in your eye, seein how you like sticks so darn much.

    Had a great time last night. We have some great friends, don't we.


  14. You have a great outlook on things, Goose! You are still as handsome as ever.

  15. We always knew you had a sensitive side Goose, but it makes you more handsome!!! Moms always get 87 kinds of worried, I think that is what they do!!!


  16. Oh Goose and MOM, we send you lots of love. I am glad you are both doing well. Life sure goes on, doesn't it...

  17. Goose, you sure look like you're having a blast with your friends - isn't that what life is all about? Living it to the fullest!
    We're sorry to hear about your Horner's Syndrome. And about your MOM, too. Do you guys do everything together?

  18. Goose, your eye looks very sore to us, but we will take your word for it that you are OK. We too are sympathetic to your problem. But go ahead and have lots of fun with your friends. You always look like you are having a grand time.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  19. Oh my sweet pal Goose, you are even more handsome now. I know in my heart that this will not slow you down and you will be just fine. It gives you character. I will cross my paws and send my biggest hopes that it doesn't cause you any problems or get worse. Mommy is saying a prayer. I love my pal Goose. God bless you and your Mom.

    Loveys Sasha

  20. Oh Goose, you are one amazing dog with a terrific attitude!! You love life and we love that about you.


  21. Hi Goose, I don't think there is anything that could take away your cuteness; you are one handsome dude. I am glad your mom explained all about your eye, otherwise we'd all be worried. I'll be praying the Great Physician heals this for you. Could you ask your mom to let me know about her nerve damage so I can pray for her too. I love to lift up friends, both furry and human. You tell your momma not to worry, it never helps anything.
    Lots of love, Noreen & Hunter

  22. Goose - I'm sorry to hear about your eye, but I'm so relieved that you are able to play with your friends.

  23. I'm so sorry to hear about your eye! You are very sympathetic though and kind and sweet and generous...I hope you start feeling better soon, you sure seem to be acting like your feeling better :)

  24. Hey Goose,
    Sorry about your eye but very glad it does not bother you.

    I need to know where to send my entry for the Olympics. My email address is


  25. But the important thing is that your eye didn't slow you down a bit ! Dogs and peeps have in common that as we age our outsides may go through changes but inside we are all still pups!

    Your friends,

    Murphy and Stanley

  26. Oh Goose. I hope that your eye suddenly and idiopathically gets better. I'm glad that it's not slowing you down. Like your mom, I have lots of nerve damage, and I keep going. We can make a club - you, me, and your mom.

    I'm thinking of you.

  27. Oh My Goodness! After what happened with my hairy slobbery sister Bob's eye, me worries! Bobby could not see out of her eye for weeks and when they took it out and the headaches stopped, she is very happy.
    And boy yous guys sure knows how to has fun! Logan should enter his jump in the Cat-O-Lympic high jump (which me is hosting) Doggies can compete too!
    Kisses Sweet Goose and me sends purrs to your Mommy

  28. Hey buddy, If your mom hadn't told my mom about your eye, I wouldn't have noticed because you bound around so fast I can't focus on your eye. I think it will take a lot more than that to slow you down.

  29. U is so sweet! Don't be worried. :)

  30. Goose, That's a little scary, but glad it's not keeping you from all your daily fun. That flower shot is beautiful.

    The silvers and more

  31. Oh, Goose, just tell people it's an extra long wink. You're certainly seeing more beautiful this way - others will too. Lilly's vet told us she had Horner's Syndrome and her eye is pretty much back to normal. Sometimes she has an extra-long-wink day. Glad to see you're still out and about exploring and loving every second of it with friends.

    Happy seeing beautful!

  32. Woof to you Goose!!!! Sorry to hear about your eye, but so glad that you are not letting it interfere with the glorious life you lead and that you and your MOM are remaining positive! Much love to you - XXOO - Mazzie

  33. Of course you are still a handsome boy Goose!

  34. I'm sorry to hear about your eye Goose! I'm sure your Momma is all kinds of worried. That's just what us Momma's do! You are still Mr. Handsome though. :)