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Banshee is a Louisiana Catahoula Leopard mixed with Siberian Husky. She's a special kind of howler on both sides of the family tree and when an ambulance or fire truck roar through the neighborhood, she's compelled to sing us the "song of her people". Fortunately police cars don't make that same kind of noise and they do not set off our dog alarms. The dogs ultimately have names taking some kind of military aircraft reference and Russian theme and/or personality trait. A Banshee is in reference to a British target drone and a banshee -- a female spirit that wails at the time a person dies. Whomever is in the ambulance is going to may be dying....

Here she was when I first saw her. The howling at me should have been my first clue.... When I saw that mental image of a little animated heart above her head, I groaned and muttered out loud -- "I just got adopted...."



The shelter attendant brought her out for me and she stared at me for a while with those big, blue vibrant "goat eyes". It kinda was love at first sight for both of us.



Banshee certainly felt at home in her new den.



She has her moments of being clueless and looking cute. "Ummm... whut??"





Look close at those eyes and how clear they are....



In early July 2018, she suddenly one morning had a fully dilated eye and an emergency trip to the vet which led to... glaucoma....



We somehow went through 20+ years of keeping northern breed dogs without incident. Then we somehow adopted 2 dogs were years apart, from different locations and different and in the same pack. We learned the hard way in just how real it can get.

About 2 weeks later, I survived a stroke and I've not yet recovered enough to easily take many pictures of Banshee's eye which was successfully treated and now she gets a dose of 2 different eye drops. She's now blind in one of her very unique goat eyes but she she is healthy and happy and has adapted to having only 1 eye.

We were "fortunate" to already know about Husky glaucoma and we were able to address it the morning it appeared so had the "gentocin" injaction done first. It "took" the first time we had it done. Yay! We were "fortunate" to already know about Husky glaucoma and we were able to address it the morning it appeared so had the "gentocin" injection done first. It "took" the first time we had it done. Yay!

If you're reading this prior to reading about Akula, here's what I'm referencing:

Google wants me to search "gentamicin injection". So I did. Here's some info on it:

http://animaleyecare.net/diseases/glaucoma/

Banshee gets Timolol in her "good" eye and Neomycin / Polymyxin B / Dexamethasone in her "bad" eye. Thankfully with Good RX, we get discounts on both her and Akula's prescription eye meds! Banshee at Akula's eyeball specialist's office, smiling as she almost always does.







For a devoted guard dog who's always on patrol, she remains good natured.

While she is one hell of a tracker-kind-of dog -- she NEVER tracked the possum above her! LOL!