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On the Mend

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 2 November 2015 in Animal & Insect.

Our beloved Portia is resting in her bed recovering from trauma she received at the groomer last month. Upon picking her up after her clipping, we saw she was squinting her right eye and that the hair above her eye was gouged. We got her to the veterinarian the same day and found her right cornea was severely scratched. In addition, X-rays showed a disc in her neck had ruptured.

When my wife called the pet spa, the groomer claimed to know nothing of any injury. Disgusting li*r! Anyone who knows toy poodles knows you can't visit such trauma upon them without them letting you know they are hurt.

Portia's eye seems to be healing well. You can't see it but, she is wearing a cervical collar to help her neck heal. That has to be on for 30 days.

I tried my new iPhone 6s and am happy with the photo.

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! Poor thing....hope she gets fine soon...and I suppose you should spread the word among your near and dear not to have anything to do with the Pet Spa people !!!The callousness!!!

2 Nov 2015 5:48am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Portia poor fellow has been through hard things. Fortunately he recovers. Image is very good. Phone cameras are beginning to be quite a good standard. It is a good thing when the camera is at home and would be a good subject to photograph. There is always, however, be borne in mind that the camera does one make a picture. Ever needed to graph the idea.

2 Nov 2015 6:28am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful portrait and superb nuances of color of her hair !

2 Nov 2015 7:15am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Adorable Portia. I hope that her eye is going to be really cured, it is a beautiful photo. I do not make good photos with my mobile phone, it is of average quality

2 Nov 2015 7:47am

jean pierre a from France

joli petit chien! amitiés

2 Nov 2015 7:51am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

A quoi pense-t-il ?

2 Nov 2015 8:18am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Beau portrait de ce petit chien!! Il est heureux là

2 Nov 2015 8:46am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I wish Portia a speedy recovery - home is the best place to rest and return to full health.

2 Nov 2015 9:24am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

so nice

2 Nov 2015 9:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Anyway, this photo is very nice.

2 Nov 2015 9:59am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

So sorry this happened, Steve...disgusting and maddening, the denial...give me a break! Animals put their trust in people...I really hope she gets better and recovers fully - really sorry for you and your wife ...andmost of all for Portia, that this happened..All our love and best wishes to her. And yes the shot is a really fine shot - I watched the event as I always do and the iPhone 6 looked pretty doggone good .

2 Nov 2015 11:06am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

:) Sweet!

2 Nov 2015 11:14am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nicely done

2 Nov 2015 1:14pm

Kiki from Auvergne, France

Poor small dog, it was not a grooming it was a torture :(

2 Nov 2015 1:15pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

poor pooch

2 Nov 2015 1:59pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec ces oreilles écartées quelle vue et captage superbe chien comme il est chou.

2 Nov 2015 2:30pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this ailing dog. It was sad to read of her treatment and the denial of the groomer that anything has happened.

2 Nov 2015 4:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am so very sad to hear what happened to this adorable little poodle!!!!! That the spa denies it is appalling!

2 Nov 2015 7:00pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Lovely portrait.

2 Nov 2015 7:27pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

sad story ...! :(
so cute!
Lovely portrait!

2 Nov 2015 9:11pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

That's a shocking story... scary these people are still in business...

2 Nov 2015 9:33pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Happy see is mending

2 Nov 2015 10:15pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

So sorry to hear of Portia's injury. Glad to hear that she is doing much better.
Shame on that spa for denying any wrong doing!
Incredible clarity that your iPhone captured here!!

2 Nov 2015 10:45pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien le rendu

3 Nov 2015 8:49am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Poor, poor Portia ...... Shiva sends her love and best wishes.
I hope she will recover fast and fully -----
Kindest regards, Steve as always ----- MN

3 Nov 2015 9:58am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mi querido Steve . espero que Portia se ponga bien pronto . yo tambien tengo un caniche toy el es de color negro y no le gusta nada que le corten el pelo . Portia es hermosa envíale muchos besos de mi parte para que se recupere pronto . seguro que le gustan las cosquillas en su pansa . hazle eso por mi . un beso grande hoy solo a Portia . Alejandra

3 Nov 2015 7:15pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

I wish Portia will get well soon. Tender portrait.

3 Nov 2015 7:38pm

Sam from Chennai, India

I Wish Portia a speedy recovery. A nice portrait of Portia. :)

4 Nov 2015 6:44pm

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