Jimmy’s Big Adventure, wherever it was, wasn’t fun and he has been dealing with its aftermath for months. Twice a day, two sets of drops go into his eye to help prevent it from becoming diseased and threatening his eyesight completely. In the beginning, his eye looked a bit red and we noticed it but didn’t see it as a major issue until it got pretty nasty. A quick trip to the vet told the tale: he’d been into some sort of scrap and his retina had been completely separated from where it’s supposed to be and he had a nasty infection that could seriously jeopardize his life. Fortunately for James tho, he was a both a fighter and a very fortunate feline to have TWO serious illnesses at the same time and neither of them is now a threat to his overall health.
What you can’t see is that Jimmy can’t see in his left eye and is 100% blind under what looks like an unusually wide retina and a bit of discolouration in the green of his eye. His depth perception is iffy but improving and his overall nature has fully returned to the sweetie he has always been: running up the sides of trees, licking our noses, following me to the bathroom and meowing (What IS that about???), begging to get out in the middle of the night (which he can’t do anymore because he can be hunted by the animals he used to be able to avoid by sight), playing with my shaver, and generally following us around whenever we move. LOL!
For those who don’t know, Jimmy owns Cathy, my guide and student on the Nikon D60. He thinks he owns me when I’m in “his” house but I rule my own castle and he ain’t getting the time of day where I live. Hehehehe!
PS The shot is a bit dark because that’s the way the lighting was at the time. I could have changed the camera settings or used a flash but I thought this capture of Mr Friendly Furball himself was most accurate and considerate of Jimmy.