buddy lost his eye. somehow while i was in new mexico, he punctured it. he was probably hunting something in the back yard. anyway, he had surgery to the tune of $1300, and he is just fine. he hates the cone on his head, and he has to take medicine twice a day, but other than having the new nickname of "the permanently winking dog", he is the same old buddy. he is staying with a friend for the next week, as i have to go back yet again to new mexico, and we don't want to leave him and brindle alone together to get into more trouble.