New Plans for Lira – The Eyes Have it..

Lira has been a pleasure. She has learned quickly, embraced everyone she has met and has just been wonderful all around. Unfortunately, something bizarre has developed in her eyes. She has small blue rings around her eyes, which is a DQ in the show ring.

Lira had been planned to be my show puppy, and I had hoped to finish her championship and pursue obedience and other interests she might have. After much deliberation and after speaking with her breeder Cathy, we made the decision to return her to Cathy to find a good pet home. If I had had her any longer, I don’t know that I would have been able to give her up..

I gave her a bath last night, and a good brush and blow dry on the table on I had bought for her. I stayed up extra late and sat on the porch with her, and watched her run circles in the yard with Chloe (their favorite pastime). This morning, I packed her up and drove her to the airport. She looked so excited in her crate, like “Where are going next?!?”. Even though she was only with us for a short time, it was so hard for me to leave her there. She is on route right now to Cathy.

I am glad that I had a breeder like Cathy who was willing to take her back and find her a good pet home due to her DQ. A lot of breeders might not have done that. This is a hard lesson, but it is a reminder of why it is so important to find a breeder who you can really trust when you’re looking for a show puppy or really any puppy where you expect good health and good temperament.

Below is a photo of Lira’s eye…this appeared in both eyes.

About Nurse for Wear

I am a Pediatric Nurse, and Clinical Assistant Professor in Chicago. My areas of interest in research are ADHD in pediatric patients and postpartum depression. I am a mother of 3, and by nature, I am an advocate. My hobbies include reading, copious amounts of laundry and successfully doing things people told me I would be able to accomplish.
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6 Responses to New Plans for Lira – The Eyes Have it..

  1. elyancardigans says:

    Cathy was extremely fair — I am so glad you worked with her initially. The next one will be a keeper. Holmes needs another girl for his harem.

  2. This Book is a Movie says:

    I agree, I am very happy to have worked with her. I really appreciate her fairness in this matter. She is definitely a good breeder who stands behind her dogs.

  3. nw says:

    So unfair , she is such a lovely dog. You are very fortunate to have such a wonderful breeder to work with. Some would have said, tough. Best Wishes with your next pup!

    • This Book is a Movie says:

      I was very fortunate to have Cathy. She is really wonderful. It was such a weird, fluke thing with Lira’s eyes, but she still offered to take her back.

  4. Susan says:

    I had a high opinion of Cathy before you got Lira. Now it is even higher. I hope everything works out for the best for you.

    • This Book is a Movie says:

      I have had a high opinion of Cathy’s dogs since I was 11 years old and I met Percy for the first time. She has been very nice to me, and Lira was her pick puppy, so I felt very honored that she let me have her. What a random thing to happen to her eyes. Obviously this is something neither of us expected! I would have loved to have another puppy from her, but she doesn’t have anything planned in the near future. I am very lucky that she was so kind in this matter. I’m sure everything will work out for the best.

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