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Photos of a cute pooch have gone viral after his owner replaced his missing eye with a stick-on googly eye.
Amy Higgins, 26, saw some googly eyes for sale online last week and immediately knew they'd make a perfect present for her adorable Italian greyhound Samson.
Once they arrived, Amy, a vet's assistant, wasted no time in sticking one to Samson's empty and sealed eye socket and took some snaps to share online.
You'd never know the difference, eh?
The funny photos of seven-year-old Samson were a hit and quickly racked up thousands of likes on Facebook.
Amy, who lives in Diss, Norfolk, said: "I thought it was hilarious seeing Samson with the googly eye and quickly took some photos of him to share with friends and family.
"Everyone needs cheering up at the moment especially with lockdown.
"At first it took everyone a minute to figure out which eye was the googly eye.
"Everyone thought it was really funny and a lot of people told me it was what they needed to brighten their day and cheer them up so I'm happy I could make people smile.
"I posted his photos on Facebook and got 15,000 likes which I was impressed by. Now Samson has to fight off the paparazzi."
Amy said she was unable to control her own laughter while taking the shots, which got Samson so excited he started doing 'zoomies' around their home.
Animal-loving Amy and her partner Jonathon Church have their own personal menagerie, with pet hedgehogs, mice, rats, crayfish, hermit crabs and three dogs, including Samson.
Poor Samson developed severe cataracts in his eyes that didn't respond to treatment, so last year, the eye was removed.
But he doesn't let it hold him back - Amy says that despite a few bumps, Samson is adjusting very well to his new life.
She said: "When Samson was diagnosed with cataracts we decided to go ahead with the £4,000 surgery to fix it but unfortunately the surgery did not work on his right eye.
"After the surgery the pressure in the eye began to build up.
"It got very cloudy and uncomfortable for him so we opted to have it removed after trying lots of eye drops to lessen the pressure first. We knew it was best for him.
"Fortunately his left eye has done very well post-surgery and he now has perfect vision in that eye which we are very happy about. He has adjusted very well.
"He occasionally will forget that he has a blind side and walk into people's legs and walls but he is very happy now that he can see properly with his one good eye.
"He can find the treat box much easier."
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