Thursday, February 25, 2010
Terry the teranoma grows on Barkley's eyeball. At first, Toronto Animal Services thought the eye was unsalvageable with all the hair growing out of it and they were going to remove the whole eyeball, but one of the vets suggested that it might not be too difficult to extract Terry and maybe preserve some sight.
So, they asked me to take some close-ups to send to the ophthalmologist.
I hadn't taken that close a look at the eye before and now all I can say is ewww. I half expect Terry teranoma to start squirming around.
Terry reminds me of one of those underdeveloped bodies that grows out the back of someone's neck except it's not really even a body but just three fingers, a patch of hair, a nose and a big tongue all mashed together into a blobulous glob.
Ok, perhaps I'm exaggerating. Compared to a tongue glob, Terry teranoma isn't bad at all. He's just like a little fuzzy caterpillar.
Nice Terry. We shouldn't be so hard on teratomas. They're like pets that grow out of your armpit.
More on Barkley here.