Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Maurice Picarda, Oct 23, 2013.
Advice/reassurance please while waiting for emergency vet
lamb1979 and her daughter took meatball to the park. Daughter slipped and landed on the hound and squashed him.. He was stunned and didn't get up and now is not putting weight on his front leg or if he does it gives way. Have gently felt his leg and surrounding area. No obviously pain shows/no flinching, yelping. Leg seems to move as it should. He is laying on our bed with no outward discomfort. He is also moving his leg, just not walking on it.
Lots of good signs there so let’s hope it’s a sprain or something similar.
Hope he's feeling better soon Mumbles274
Vet says no break. Phew. lamb1979 's daughter learnt she should have paid for insurance for her dog. Every cloud and that!!
Poor squashed Meatball! Hope he's back on all 4 paws before long (and that everyone stays fully insured at all times ).
Home safe and sound.. Said daughter is £200 lighter.. But meatball is fine.. If not milking all the attention
Poor little meatball
Very glad he's ok
Glad nothing too disastrous resulted!
Get well soon!
Lily's been watching too many how-to-camouflage videos on YouTube
My dog nephew Daniel looking very pleased that he found and ate the sandwiches belonging to my sister-in-law's new colleague.
eatmorecheese, not been on the thread for a few weeks.
My deepest condolences.
We are off to France for a week at the end of the month. Usually twiglet stays with the mother in law. But she's having some sort of mental health set back and has said she can't do it.
So I'm now panicking trying to work out what to do with doglet.
I'm considering driving two 13 hour round trip to my mums before and after the holiday. But fucking hell.
Anyone got any ideas? What do you do with your hounds when away?
Me like twiglets!!!!
Do you have any friends who would like to have a dog but can't/don't that you trust? I've dogsat quite a few times for different work mates.
Generally we use a dogsitter as most of our friends who like and are good with dogs already have them.
Ours comes and stays at our house and we found him through a recommendation but there are plenty advertising online.
Make sure you pick one with good feedback, insurance and a DBS is helpful.
I'd have offered to look after Twiglet for you but we'll be looking after my sister-in-law's dog while scarpers off to America for her holiday at the end of June. Sorry.
We are doing a second round of training. The dogs club one was good, but quite basic. This one is a more commercial organisation but they do classes all the way up to agility. Although she's getting increasingly agile as it is. I tuck the chairs under the table if I leave the house, but in the last few days she's learnt to jump from the floor onto the table to watch me out the window. Maybe she has been watching the cats.
I was able to apply their method of stopping jumping up to letting go of the flirt pole this morning, which is good as I was getting bored of that game as she's bloody good at being a terrior and just not letting go when she gets it.
Obviously the class is more about us more then Willow, but I think we are making progress, plus she is a bit older. She seems to really enjoy it, even if she is the most live wire dog in the room. But then even when she was tiny she wasn't like the other puppies...
Hanging out on a Sunday morning.
Oscar with his new clip, in Greenwich Park yesterday. We think he looks much younger with his haircut.
He loves going to Greenwich but we hadn’t been for several weeks as Mrs Llama has been indisposed.
She’s starting to show her age these days. She goes mad for 5 minutes when I first arrive then has to have a nap for an hour
Really feel for you being let down on what you thought was a fixed plan.. had same few years ago when friend cancelled the day we were leaving.
We’ve used boarding kennels a few times (had recommendations from other dog walkers/ friends).
Maybe your ma-in law, even though she can’t help out this time, knows other dog peeps who know of a good kennels near you?
I don’t think either of our dogs has had an amazing time boarding, but they’ve both (old dead dog; this young dog I have now) been fine and not displayed any trauma from the experience.
If you go for boarding kennel you will probs need to get dog inoculated for kennel cough, as well as usual jabs.
Mostly we’ve had a someone the dog knows and likes come and stay. (Could your mum come to yours for thr week?)
For us that has been our kids, or their friends who knew dog well. Last coupla years it’s been my cleaner.
Kennels is cheaper, but leaving the dog in its home with someone it knows, who will walk it coupla times a day, is greater peace of mind.
Having said that, I really recommend finding a boarding kennel locally that you can bear, in case of emergencies.
Hope you find a solution.
(Apols this is bit rambling. Saw your post earlier but have now drunk all the wine).
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You know that face your dog makes, the one that’s a little bit quizzical, maybe a bit sad, a bit anticipatory, with the eyebrows slanted? Sometimes you think it says, “Don’t be sad. I can help.” Other times it quite clearly asks, “No salami for me?”
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Trying to teach the furry idiot some impulse control with her favourite toy. It's mixed so far but I think she's getting the concept that she has to give it back if we are going to keep playing. It's just really hard for her.
I think this might be a problem without a solution, but I’ll ask anyway. Maybe someone has a suggestion I haven’t anticipated.
I love dogs. My wife also loves dogs and we live in a house and area ideally suited to accommodating a dog. I would happily get a dog tomorrow, yet we live our lives dogless simply because my wife cannot take the grief which comes from losing a dog, having been through it before.
She describes them as “like a child that dies” and it’s true that inevitably dog ownership ends in loss and grief (sorry, not actually trying to piss off all you dog owners, but it’s beginning to sound that way). Maybe the problem is she loves too much and becomes too attached, but I can’t actually fault the logic of her argument, so we remain without a dog, which to me is such a missed opportunity for happiness.
A problem without a solution probably, but for us, the solution right now is not to get another dog.
The argument for me is summed up oddly by a line in Doctor Who from a few years back.
A woman knows her husband has died but has yet to tell her children, who are running around playing and wonders what the point of letting them be happy now when they'll be sad later.
The Doctor tells her, "Because they'll be sad later."
I can't stand the thought of losing any of my three, but nature has its inevitabilities, and when it happens, initial sadness and grief when weighed against the love and joy we shared will fade to just a sting.
Thanks, and you are of course right, the positivity and joy they bring outweighs the pain of loss, and yet my wife fears that pain too much. Maybe one day I’ll persuade her.
Maybe get a dog, but of a kind that she doesn't really like all that much? Or a cat, that way she and it won't care too much about each other anyway?
(just teasing. a friend's going through dying-dog depression right now and I appreciate it is a really shattering experience.)
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