Muffin Marie's Tribute
All about Muffin Marie
Any owner of a dog who has had “cherry eye” will tell you that it is not a pretty sight. Perhaps you have witnessed it yourself and have seen the large red mass bulging out of the inner corner of a dog’s eye, from which the name ‘cherry eye’ originated. While not the most visually appealing condition (for the owners or the afflicted dog), cherry eye is actually a fairly common and benign occurrence in many breeds of dogs.
Though it may appear somewhat like a tumour or even an awfully big bug bite, the ‘cherry’ on your dog’s eye is actually a prolapsed (or popped out) gland. Known by veterinarians as the nictitans gland, this gland is present in the third eyelid of dogs and aids in the production of tears. Unlike humans, many animals possess this third eyelid which closes horizontally across the eye to provide extra protection and moisture.
- Renee H.
- Province, Country:
- CO, United States
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Date of Birth:
- September 1, 1989
- Date of Death
- July 14, 2005
- Not Provided
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- Salt & Pepper
- Eye Colour:
Muffin was and will always remain my true Best Friend. We did everything together and I will never forget her sweet little face.
I love you my Baby!!!
You were my world, you were my love
Now you are in Heaven above.
Almost sixteen years have gone by
Now saddness is drawn in my eyes.
It's not your fault, I know you tried
If my love could save you, you never would have died.
I am thankful for the life that we have shared
It would not be the same if you were never there.
And so my baby I say a prayer
That when I come to Heaven, I will see you there.
Redemption is sweet as you can see
It will once again be you and me.