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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 13, 2014 - 11:00pm PT
Two months ago, this one couldn't walk more than a few yards. I had a spot in the yard picked out to bury her.



Now, after successful cervical ventral slot decompression surgery, she's back "chasing" bunnies.

She knows she can't match their speed, like she once could, so she "stalks" them now. Sneaks up on them.

I can't let her catch one, because she'd shake the hell out of it if she did, and probably break her neck again.

Today ( 8-14 ), she turns 8 1/2.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 13, 2014 - 11:26pm PT
We've got a bumper crop of bunnies this year. Max was intrigued by them when their population started increasing, then he realized his short legs were no match. Now he barely notices them...but grazing on their Kix is an endless fascination to him.

I wanna shoot the little invasive species. Does that make me a bad guy?
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Aug 14, 2014 - 02:17am PT
I wanna shoot the little invasive species. Does that make me a bad guy?

No. I find it hard to do myself, relocating after trapping in a Havahart trap is a little easier on my mind. I also allow my dogs to ferret them out and control the population. It might be better said that my dogs assist in the bunny count, I have little power in controlling their canine instincts.

Hawks are another story, my dogs can't help me in that ongoing battle.

Flipflop, that is a beautiful dog, hope you reap more years of happiness with her.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 14, 2014 - 08:53am PT
Great morning checkin! Lovin' all those beautiful animals.
The bunnies...kinda makes me sad...however I feel the same way about the raccoon family that has invaded my home turf. New babies, momma hissing and growling at me every night when I go to chase them away.
Susan
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 14, 2014 - 08:57am PT
Ive had a sick pooch for three weeks now. Three vet visits, over 700.00 and still dont know whats wrong with her. On multpile meds, Lethargic, eating is disrupted, gimpy on different legs different days. Worried about my sweet lil Sally-O..


TMayse

climber
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:10am PT
Hey Ron,
Have you checked to see if she has Ehrlicia or lyme disease?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:18am PT
Yep, she had blood tests last week. And x-rays...Has a wee arthritis in her front legs that the vet "feels", but her hips look perfect. They seem to think its a virus on her digestive tract. Shes on antibitoics, and a culture pack of good bacteria, and ive been giving her dog aspirin as well. Sometimes she looks fairly ok- walking, even a little trotting, then ten minutes later shes hobbling on one of her legs.. Shes lost four pounds in the last two weeks, from 62 to 58..Shes only just turned 8 in june. She will still eat good snacks where i hide the pills.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:44am PT
Sorry to hear about Sally-O. Hope it all works out.
TMayse

climber
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:50am PT
One of my little dogs (Five) he's the fifth one :) came down with what we think is Myasthenia Gravis.
He's better but it worried the heck out of us. We had no clue as to what was going on, even my vet was stumped until I found Myasthenia Gravis on the web. His symptoms matched it. He's better now but still a bit uncordinated compared to what he was before the symptoms surfaced. It's been a couple years now...

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myasthenia-gravis/basics/definition/con-20027124
TMayse

climber
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:58am PT
http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/myasthenia-gravis-dogs

This is the link for dogs the previous link was for humans. Kinda funny, we treat them like humans, at least at my home we do:)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 14, 2014 - 12:22pm PT
Thanks Larry, and TMayse- for your link, although that doesnt match what Sally-O has in the way of symptoms for the most. Sorry to hear your pooch had such an issue. Sally-O has been the picture of health until this. It could even be a lymphoma somewhere but the vet said that was a very long shot, so were treating for the closer shots..?? Cant figure it out thus far.

SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 14, 2014 - 01:27pm PT
Cant figure it out thus far.
That's sucky. Hope she upturns soon!

Susan
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 14, 2014 - 06:04pm PT
Any suggestions for de-skunking a big dog?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 14, 2014 - 06:35pm PT
1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at your local pharmacy)
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap




I hope your dog gets better Ron

Credit: drljefe
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 14, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
hey there say, all... just a fast stop here...

of to paint, of all things, a dog, :))


neat photo, jefe...

ohmy, sure hope your dog gets better, ron, :(
prayers....

hope to see the ol' taco, soon, but perhaps not 'til weekend...
happy dog days, ;))
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Aug 14, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
the elixir of peroxide and sodium bicarb works for the skunkstink.

sorry Sally-O is down Ron, well-wishes for you and your'n pooch.

surgery #3 coming soon...just when he was all frisky and free of meds ...
surgery #3 coming soon...just when he was all frisky and free of meds again.
Credit: thebravecowboy
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Aug 14, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
May God bless all the sick dogs on the TacoStand, and in the world.

Sick dogs bring me down to a bad place. They don't seem to understand what's wrong and they suffer.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 15, 2014 - 08:21am PT
Thanks folks, after exhaustive research on the web, im thinking she may have Panosteitis - a bone inflamation the usually affects younger dogs but can be found in older dogs as well. The symptoms are nearly identical. I was up till 3;30 am reading and looking.

Credit: Ron Anderson


The "Salty Sally-O noodles Anderson" aka- "Salty", aka-" Nudes". She deserves to feel good what with putting up with me....

Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 15, 2014 - 08:46am PT
Ron, she's a charmer, I hope that she gets better soon. (You fukr)

Bluering, I acknowledge your humanity. Some of the Muslims I know are the most righteous people I've ever met. For example two brothers that I know; one is a DA in Texas and the other a top cop in DC. Really righteous dudes. I'm sure that you'd like them. (You fukr)

Locker, good on ya! And sorry about the flip out. (You fukr)

Apogee, I think that I caused a serious ground squirrel overpopulation when I mistakenly let them get into a huge bag of dog food one season. The hawks stayed there hunting for months. I pictured a russian winter on that ground squirrel hillside. Good luck .

Susan, thanks for the 100% post integrity.

Anita, hey;)

Ah, it's a dog's life. Woof woof.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 15, 2014 - 09:14am PT
What breed of dog is that, Flip Flop?

Apparently the peroxide mix worked along with a tomato juice cocktail. Poor guy is so embarrassed :(
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