My dog had his left eye-ball surgically removed recently. I've been looking at him the next day and recalled this old anecdote from my youth:
Nancy Reagan, desperately trying to re-juvenile the attention of her busy husband, steps in to the Oval Office wear nothing but a a blue sash over her right shoulder. Ronald looks up and says "Damn, I forgot to call Moshe Dayan"
Of course, I have to apologize to my dog, because he is a much bigger person than anyone mentioned above.