We had a little scare with my cat Mole Negro, who has been having problems with his right eye. Ocassionally his eye clouds up and he gets some milky discharge that in the past has cleared up after a day or so. My roommate Paul alerted me that the day before yesterday Mole’s eye had totally closed up. I worried that maybe Mole was losing vision in one eye.
Cindy took Mole to the vet yesterday, who said he probably had some low-level virus that crops up once in awhile. He prescribed some eye drops and sent him home.
So on the plus-side, my cat still has both his eyes and is in good health. On the minus side, I was getting used to the idea of renaming him Ahab and having Cindy stitch him a cute little eye patch. Not to mention, he would be the perfect pet for someone who sometimes goes by the name Slick Rik.