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Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
Credit: Ward Trotter

Afternoon nap on a hot day.

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:36pm PT
Best friends. Usually.
Best friends. Usually.
Credit: Edge

Social climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 11:06am PT
hey there say, oh no... sure will pray for sally-o, ron... oh my...

and chaz--wow, nothing like a mouser-dog, oh my... :)

love the dogs in sync, pic, edge...


jan--wow, very interesting info, on the cat and such...

so much more to see and share... not much time, just now...
thanks for sharing, everyone...

patty ann marie, the ol' pup-dog here, has been busy with eye-out for
little rabbit, that had took to eating up the beans, here, but--it is fenced out, i hope, now... :)

but she is still vigil for:
it, squirrels, and chipmunks, and--
had even CAUGHT a mouse, like yours did, chaz, :))

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 26, 2014 - 11:26am PT
Best wishes for your Sally girl, Ron.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 26, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
Healing vibes sent to Sally O,
she's a good doggy!
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 26, 2014 - 05:27pm PT
Go SallyO. Go go go and get well! Cozy digs for you there!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 05:52pm PT


this just in

north fork
Aug 26, 2014 - 09:21pm PT
Even though everyday should be dog day, happy dog day Adu and Dahl.
Love these girls.

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 27, 2014 - 10:29am PT
This kite flying nonsense is ruff on a dog.

Sometimes she has to wait in the truck:

Or be tied to the oil house:

Put up with kids:

Ride around on rusty rat-trap ferry:

Stand still when she would rather be off chasing rabbits or eating the neighbors' garbage:

Stand around, bored to the point of yawns ( check the shadow ) :

But every once in a while, I get my shots:

... and we celebrate at Sea J's with a burger and a hot dog:


Trad climber
Aug 27, 2014 - 11:15am PT
Credit: Happiegrrrl2

Lucas does like a nice crispy chew stick!

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2014 - 05:54pm PT
Low-impact crag dog at Rumney.


Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Aug 28, 2014 - 07:29pm PT
I love yer Doberman, Chaz. Same with Chiloe's beagle...

I e-mailed to Mussy's rescue link to see what the status is of the sick dog.

Social climber
Aug 28, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
hey there say, russ... hope the rescue links get some help there...

say, chaz... love that yawn one and the ONE where the ol' pupdog looks like a large donkey, in the shadows...

ron, is pupdog, then, going to be okay now, or is there still 'solving' that needs to happen to see what else to do?

love these dog share... well, :) i love the cat share, too, :)
yep, and the birds... oh my, :))

wow, happygrrrl, wonderful pup, there!
i've enjoyed seeing him, when you share... :)

Social climber
Aug 28, 2014 - 10:17pm PT
hey there say, ron... (and all)...

a friend, recently was sharing this, as to her friend's dog...

hard to diagnose, addison disease:


Symptoms of Addison's disease in canines can include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, lack of appetite, tremors or shaking, muscle weakness, low body temperature, collapse, low heart rate, and pain in the hind quarters.[9][22] Hypoglycemia can also be present, and initially may be confused with seizure disorders, insulin-secreting pancreatic tumor (insulinoma), food poisoning, parvovirus enteritis, gastric volvulus, spinal or joint problems, earning Addison's disease the nicknames of "the Great Mimic" and "the Great Imitator".[7][14] It is possible not to see any signs of the disease until 90% of the adrenal cortex is no longer functioning.[23]

Signs that a dog may have Addison's disease include elevated levels of potassium and unusually low levels of sodium (hyponatremia) and chloride (hypochloremia). However, not all dogs' electrolyte ratios are affected during an Addisonian episode.[10] Therefore, the only accurate test for Addison's disease in canines is an ACTH stimulation test.[7][9][24] While most corticosteroid drugs will invalidate the results of an ACTH test, Dexamethasone may be used in the event of an Addison's emergency without fear of compromising the results of the test.[25]

In general, Addison's disease in canines is underdiagnosed,[26] and one must have a clinical suspicion of it as an underlying disorder for many presenting complaints. Females are overrepresented,[14] and the disease often appears in middle age (four to seven years), although any age or gender may be affected.[27] Dogs with Addison's disease may also have one of several autoimmune disorders.[27] Because it is an endocrine disorder, they may also suffer from neuropathy and some endocrine-related eye diseases.[2

course, wow, sure hope it is not this... but if they can't find out what it is... at least this info, is here to look at...

ooops, we need this:
the treatment:


Hypoadrenocorticism is treated with fludrocortisone (trade name Florinef)[36][37] or a monthly injection called Percorten-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate, DOCP) and prednisolone.[38][39][40] Routine blood work is necessary in the initial stages until a maintenance dose is established.[9] Most of the medications used in the therapy of hypoadrenocorticism cause excessive thirst and urination. It is absolutely vital to provide fresh drinking water for a canine suffering from this disorder.[22]

If the owner knows about an upcoming stressful situation (shows, traveling etc.), the animals generally need an increased dose of prednisone to help deal with the added stress. Avoidance of stress is important for dogs with hypoadrenocorticism. Physical illness also stresses the body and may mean that the Addison's medication(s) need to be adjusted during this time.[41] Most dogs with hypoadrenocorticism have an excellent prognosis after proper stabilization and treatment.[7][24][23]

Susceptibility of certain breeds

Certain breeds are more susceptible than others to Addison's disease:[9][10]

Great Danes
Portuguese water dogs[7][16]
Standard poodles[7][17]

West Highland white terriers
Bearded collies[18]
English Springer Spaniels

German Shorthaired Pointers
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
German shepherds
St. Bernards

Social climber
Aug 29, 2014 - 05:23am PT
Dogs Get The Blues When Youngsters Go Back To School


strugglin' to make time to climb
Aug 29, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
Credit: thebravecowboy

Cling to what is good!
Aug 30, 2014 - 06:56am PT
The Larry

Moab, UT
Sep 4, 2014 - 08:39am PT
Slack enjoying a day in the mountains.

Credit: The Larry

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Sep 4, 2014 - 08:53am PT

The Larry, Beautiful picture..It looks like a painting..^


Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
Slack leads the good life. Really all of these dogs are doing that, it's what makes the thread such a joy (even when it turns sad).

Here's our little girl keeping a sharp eye out for varmints today.

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