A blind dog owner has described the heartbreaking moment she agreed to have her pug undergo surgery to remove his eyes.

Frank he pug before his operation.

“I had previously had a pug called Odie who was with me for 13 years, but he sadly passed away,” Rainey, who lives in Illinois, told Newsweek. “Frank was found wandering along the road in Kentucky and ended up in a kill shelter before being rescued and taken to the Ark Animal Shelter.”

After Rainey adopted him, the two settled into a peaceful co-existence. “He’s a very lazy dog,” she said. “He has no desire to really do anything. He doesn’t chase balls, though he does have a little lamb toy that, if you squeak it, he sings to it.”

Frank he pug after his operation.

But Frank had always suffered from problems with his eyes. “He had an eye ulcer when I got him,” Rainey said. “He was getting treated by the vet when, all of a sudden, he started crying and ended up crying for two days straight.”