I just witnessed her 5th eye injury-she was chasing a rabbit, hit a pile of cement my neighbor dumped over here and won't move and flew over the fence.  I heard a yelp, not sure if it was her or the rabbit. She thought the rabbit was in the tree and kept circling the tree and barking over there.  These are the kind of neighbors who'd cause trouble if they caught her over there, so I finally got her back here and she was acting a little "off" and sure enough a couple hours later, her eye was all squinty and funny looking.
I did talk to her vet (Again?, he said) and joked again about goggles, but then said seriously it might help.  So I found some online but was wondering if anyone has gotten them for their corgi-what size small or med?  She's a fat Pembroke.  And did they wear them? At this point I'm getting desperate.  I have drops and her meds on hand, so I'm going to watch it for a day or so before I take her in-both the vet and I thought, with this not being as bad, I could get thru w/o a vet bill.  The gal I talked to at the goggle place did mention that her coworker had used the goggles after her dog had surgery instead of a cone-so thought I'd pass that along.

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Comment by Jane Christensen on April 1, 2015 at 9:42pm

Could be interesting Carol:)

Comment by Carol on April 1, 2015 at 4:19pm

I wonder what she'll do when she sees the barricade I set up  :) 

Comment by Beth on April 1, 2015 at 3:53pm
Jack once barked because a pickup truck was parked in a spot where cars don't normally park, despite the fact that he sees cars all the time. He also barked at a wooden horse set up to close off a parking lot. A bag that blew down the street the other day was terribly alarming. Let's see what else... a house that had been vacant for awhile got new owners and on a walk he barked when he saw someone walk into that house. I call it "Things are different and that is wrong." I usually just acknowledge what he saw and tell him it's ok.
Comment by Jane Christensen on April 1, 2015 at 3:49pm
That's a herding dogs job..to notice something different and alert you:)
Comment by Carol on April 1, 2015 at 3:03pm

Jane- I didn't know that-it's so weird- tomorrow is garbage day and some are putting yard waste out now.  She was in the back yard and started barking at some cans like 5 doors down and across the street (we're on a corner)
And I notice she looks at me weird when my hair is up in a towel.
That explains some of her odd behavior!

Comment by Jane Christensen on April 1, 2015 at 1:04pm

Corgis will certainly let their owners know if things aren't in the "right" place:) I'm certainly sure that would include garbage cans:)

Comment by Carol on April 1, 2015 at 11:45am

I'm wondering, too about her vision.  We have a game of catch after supper and I throw her stuffed (brown) football into the kitchen, which has a dark floor and runner, leaving the light off there and running from the lit living room she seems to generally find it OK.  She does have a weird habit of barking at garbage cans, we have those tall city wheeled ones and especially ones across the street, she'll bark at.  She's fine with mine, the steps are right next to where I keep them. And today on our walk at the park-they're starting to put out their trash cans.  She started barking and going crazy-ran to it and circled it with her leash (metal barrel that is probably thigh high).  Other than dogs and kids, she really doesn't bark at THINGS.  She has seemed startled at the neighbors garbage can across the street when it's at the curb when she goes outside.  Both my doors are in the front, my "back" door is on the side but at the front of the house. And now with the birds coming back, she'll run at them and seem surprised when they fly off.  Just really trying to observe her-the g can is funny, but may be a sign of something.  Going to research vision tests for dogs and ask my vet for ideas. Just thinking as I type and she knows the g cans aren't normally by the curb, so when they are she barks at them???  Mistakes for a child?

Jane, yes I am going to block them till I can get rid of them.  I already slid them around as best I could with my legs-most the corners were sticking straight out.  I probably have something around here, or am close to 3 big box home stores. I feel bad about making her stay on leash, especially with her weight issue, but it won't be for long.
I appreciate everyones help, suggestions and concerns!

Comment by Jane Christensen on April 1, 2015 at 10:52am

Good point about the depth perception or some other eye issue Beth. Carol, if it was me and I needed to do something now....I would go buy some green garden fence(I think you can get it in 2-3' high) and some small green posts and put them up around the corner till you can get rid of the cement. Blocking off that area will at least keep her safe from running into things there. It's easy to put in with a hammer(the posts) and zip ties work to fasten it to the posts. Even if she were to run into the fence it would not be like a sharp cement block:)

Comment by Beth on April 1, 2015 at 9:52am
Carol, she may be able to see ok but not have good depth perception. Or things might be blurry. My Madison now has trouble finding a toy if you throw one--- will poke at a shoe, look behind her, wander in a circle--- but she can still see something moving well enough to bark and still looks at our faces when we talk to her and can tell when I smile.
Comment by Carol on April 1, 2015 at 8:33am

You have that right-and when it involves your dog or kid, it's worse.  I think there's one in every neighborhood, although we seem to have gotten more than our share the last few years.

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