Little Roux's Tribute
All about Little Roux
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.
- Brittany Rankin
- Province, Country:
- MD, United States
- Siberian Hamster
- Date of Birth:
- Date of Death
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The Littlest Roux
Once there was a hammie named Little Roux
He loved everyone in his family
His two brothers, Donnie and Jack
His grandparents and Uncle and Aunt
And his mother—me.
He lived a long, strong life
Filled with no doubts or fears
Other than those last few days
Because of an infection with his ears.
At times Jack or Donnie would aggress
And make the little one squeak
There were times when supervision was called for
Not just with the cats anymore
But Little Roux stuck through
To the very end of his days
With no moaning or groaning
Or poor shape whatsoever
Just his almond craving
So, be at peace forever.
God Bless You up in Hammie Heaven,
You are now reunited with your brothers
Love Brittany, Benay, Gary, Rusty, and Tara