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Molly Rose’s Hunting Career was Almost Over as Soon as it Began

Molly Rose is a bird hunting dog, a two-year-old English Cocker Spaniel. Her family—human mom Kris Schaible, her husband and kids—saved up for three years to buy a hunting dog as perfect as Molly. Hunting came naturally to her, but she was also the Schaible’s best friend and companion. It was a match made in heaven.

Then one night when she was just 10 months old, she went outside to go potty before bed. When she came back, Kris knew there was something wrong with her eye. She wouldn’t open it.

After a long night full of driving and multiple emergency vets, it was determined that Molly Rose had a “foreign object” so deep in her eye they could hardly see it. An animal eye surgeon told them she might lose her eye. They needed to operate right away.

Kris remembers thinking, “She’s 10 months old. We saved up for three years to buy a hunting dog—is she gonna be able to hunt with one eye?”

And Molly was more than just a hunting dog. She’s family. “She’s our pet, our companion, our shadow. She’s our buddy.”

Molly’s family acted just quickly enough. They saved her eye, and after months of recovery, determined she would be able to hunt again. But they had to protect her eyes. Eye injuries are among the most common in active, outdoor dogs. Molly couldn't afford another one.

Enter Rex Specs. Kris had heard of other dog goggles, but Rex Specs’ dog goggles seemed to offer the best field of vision for Molly’s active career. Because Molly’s a hunting dog, Kris ordered her an orange pair.

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Training Molly to wear her Rex Specs was a breeze. First, she tried them on without the lenses. Molly didn’t love them.

“She was like, ‘I totally hate you take these off,” Kris laughed. So Kris gave Molly a treat and took them off. It was a Wednesday.

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By Friday, Kris and her husband decided to take Molly hunting. Just for a bit, they said, to see if she’d like the goggles any more in action.

She did. “She knew what hunting meant,” Kris said. “She hunted all day with the goggles on.”

Now, Kris swears that Molly is the “hardest hunting dog in the circle”—and it’s because of her goggles. “We all believe it’s because she knows her eyes are protected,” Kris said. “She will dive through brush, dive into cover, and go where other dogs won’t. She constantly keeps her head to the ground and in the grass.”

The proof is in the lenses. Kris has to replaces the lenses on Molly’s Rex Specs multiple time a season because they get so scratched up—not a testament to their quality, Kris says, but to how hard Molly works in them.

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“When you see the damage done to the lenses, you’re like, holy cow, that’s stuff that would be going across her face,” Kris sad. “it’s pretty impressive when you see that.”

Before Molly’s accident, Kris didn’t even know dog goggles were a thing. Now, she’d never hunt without them.

“A whole world opens up to you.”

Rex Specs saved Molly Rose. They’ve protected her eyes from further damage, but most importantly, they’ve saved her career. A hunting Molly is a happy Molly, and a happy Molly is everyone’s best friend.

“Molly is a pet first and foremost,” Kris said. “She’s the love of our lives.”

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  • What size are the pictured goggles, please? Trying to estimate the right fit for our English Cocker, who doesn’t hunt but likes to crash through undergrowth at warp speed anyway!

    Tom

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Red Mirror

Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB Rays.

Allows 20% of light to pass. Very similar to sunglasses.

Impact Resistant. Mirrored lenses show more scratches than clear or smoke.

Giddy up! The Red Mirror lens is great for most dogs and is very similar to the smoke lens with a bit more style.

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Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 92% of light to pass

Impact Resistant. Offers best visibility when scratched.

For Everything except protection from brightness. Great for working, hunting or adventure dogs. Blocks UV is impact resistant and often is preferred by dogs. Great training lens, and when it gets scratched the scratches are not as visible to the dog as with other lens options.

Blue Mirror

Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 15% of light to pass. Slightly darker than smoke and red mirror.

Impact Resistant. Mirrored lenses show more scratches than clear or smoke

DM's are rolling in! The Blue Mirror lens adds a touch of flare and is one of our darker lenses for dogs who have sensitivity to light. Perfect for use in sunny areas and for those who love that blue mirror look.

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Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 13% of light to pass. Our darkest lens.

Impact Resistant. Mirrored lenses show more scratches than clear or smoke.

STYLE! Add some flavor to the daily grind with our darkest lens, allowing only 13% of visual light to pass through, making it the best option if your dog has light sensitivity.

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Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 20% of light to pass. Very similar to sunglasses.

Impact Resistant. Offers excellent visibility when scratched.

For everything! Overall the most versatile lens. Great for dogs that are rough on their equipment as it continues to offer good visibility when scratched.F

Green Mirror

Blocks 99% of UVA and UVB

Allows 15% of light to pass. Slightly darker than smoke and red mirror.

Impact Resistant. Mirrored lenses show more scratches than clear or smoke.

The Green Mirror lens adds a touch of flare and is one of our darker lenses for dogs that need some reprieve from the suns brightness.

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3 15" - 17.5" SHOP Size 3
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