Katya Puppy Eyes Open
Katya has opened her eyes fully. It took about four days from when she first started to make little slit eye faces at me to wide open eyes and tracking me as we look at each other. Until this day I shot the photo her eyes were a little blue, perhaps a film on them. Now they are almost black.
She recognizes me by scent and is familiar with the routine. In the morning Lili goes for a walk while Katya snuggles up to my neck or in my shirt. The first few days this was unfamiliar and she would say, “Where, where, where” asking for Lili. Now she snuggles in immediately and coos “safe, safe, safe” to me. At some point Lili comes back and rings the bell to be let in. After eating Lili asks for the puppy back and settles down to nurse her.
In time I expect Katya’s eyes will look like most of her relatives, a beautiful rainbow of color with red flecks, gold, brown, yellow and green. Most in the pack have eyes that look like Kavi’s above. She has one uncle who has green eyes and his were that way from a very young age. Molly, who is unrelated has soft brown eyes although she wouldn’t hold still enough for me to get a photo for this post.
The photo of Kavi’s eye completely fails to capture the complexity of colors in his eye. It is interesting how some things that we see just don’t show in a photo. What you can see in his eye is my reflection looking back at me with the blue sky above. The Observer Effect in the mind of the Dog.
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