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by connie
Tue May 15, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Heartworm treatment
Replies: 33
Views: 3842

Re: Heartworm treatment

But at least we've got this. And I'm thankful we do.
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by connie
Tue May 15, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Heartworm treatment
Replies: 33
Views: 3842

Re: Heartworm treatment

It's finally Kill Day. Rowley will be dropped off at our vet clinic this morning, where they will sedate him, prep the injection site, and administer the first of three shots of Immiticide, to kill the adult worms that are living in his heart. Living in HIS HEART. Say that a few times and you'll hav...
by connie
Fri May 11, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2806

Re: Acupuncture expectations

I think you've both had enough of that modality with that particular vet. How frustrating. Well, if it is a soft-tissue injury, it will heal in time, even if acupuncture isn't going to help that healing. And if that the same vet who offers chiro, I would absolutely not subject B to that. The downsid...
by connie
Tue May 08, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

And I just checked, since my memory isn't entirely reliable: I had an ultrasound done for $79 at my vet on one of my Shelties. A rescue would pay less. I wondered why the University of Illinois Vet School prices the procedure at $250, so I searched around a bit. This article details the different ty...
by connie
Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

In the Sheltie rescues I've worked with, the intakes fall into one of two categories: they are owner surrenders, in which case the rescue requests (repeatedly, if necessary) all vet records from the owner, or permission to get all vet records from the clinic. OR they are strays or hoarder rescues, i...
by connie
Tue May 08, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Old dog, two story house
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Old dog, two story house

I agree, you'll find your house. :) Maybe because I've grown up in residential areas of the city, I would feel the lack of a neighborhood around me if I moved to a rural or semi-rural area. I do love neighborhood walks with the dogs, and I love not being cut off from things and services I need when ...
by connie
Mon May 07, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

But if you don't see a spay scar, then you DO ask for proof of spay, or you run an u/s wand over the dog's belly. The rescue didn't do any of that.
by connie
Mon May 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Old dog, two story house
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Old dog, two story house

That's a tough calculation to make. My sister's 14-year old Beardie passed away last year, and she won't get another dog until she has moved out of her two-story house -- but hers is a big old American Foursquare and the stairs are much more of an issue than in a daylight ranch house. I think the qu...
by connie
Sun May 06, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

But the breeder told them she was spayed! :lol: :lol: :lol: One of the most annoying things in this whole exchange with Amy is her insistence on calling the owner of the Merle Girls a "breeder." She is a HOARDER. Words have meanings, do not call a hoarder a breeder! I know very well she's just in a ...
by connie
Sat May 05, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Introducing Rheese!
Replies: 11
Views: 2962

Re: Introducing Rheese!

Yay! Can't wait to see her and Jovie together!
by connie
Fri May 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo

The $500 from Barbara Bellini is the LISSR rescue donation, the GoFundMe goal is met. Along with the PayPal donations received, I have the $1200 I need for the surgery and a bit more, and I'll be able to put it all in the Merle Girls names at my vet clinic. This is such a relief to me. I'm still com...
by connie
Fri May 04, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo

Just had a call from the rescue that sent the Girls to me. Somebody effed up bigly. :lol: They're going to donate.
by connie
Fri May 04, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo

I posted the link on the Shetland Sheepdog Club page on FB, several thousand members -- no donations yet, which is okay, but one woman said she would put it in her prayers that the fundraising objective is reached.

Here's what a heathen I am: I'D RATHER HAVE $5, LADY!
by connie
Thu May 03, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2806

Re: Acupuncture expectations

Peeks has a bulging disc and that's the cause of her IVDD. The disc can be felt in her spine, even I can feel it. The one time she had a flare, she was in such pain that it was impossible to miss the signs of it. Once the Prednisone and Tramadol kicked in, my vet said to wait two weeks before doing ...
by connie
Thu May 03, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo

YouCaring was taken over by GoFundMe. :blah: Oh, sorry, YouCaring JOINED GoFundMe. Gotta get the corporate shuck and jive talk down! https://help.youcaring.com/hc/en-us Here's Peekaboo's fundraiser site: https://www.gofundme.com/peekaboo039s-surgery?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=c...
by connie
Thu May 03, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

Alex's breeder has very strong views on the responsibility of breed rescues -- this is the woman who dropped everything to drive from TN to MD to collect a Finnish Lapphund from a shelter, when the dog was not of her breeding, and then poured $$ into the dog to get him as healthy as possible before ...
by connie
Thu May 03, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: GoFundMe site for Peekaboo
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

GoFundMe site for Peekaboo

I looked around and all the crowd-funding sites cost something, so I am going with GoFundMe, which has the best reviews and reputation. My objective is to raise the money I will need for Peekaboo's spay and dental surgery. Here's the story I'm putting up; would you please read it and tell me if you ...
by connie
Thu May 03, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: My birthday card
Replies: 6
Views: 2027

Re: My birthday card

That's so awesome. :love: :love: :lol:
by connie
Wed May 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2806

Re: Acupuncture expectations

I've had acupuncture treatments myself, and the needles don't hurt -- there's a sensation when they are placed, but they don't hurt, and I'm a total wimp, so I think all kinds of things hurt. The description of B's symptoms makes me wonder if his back is out of whack, and is referring pain into a le...
by connie
Tue May 01, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

And I don't think the rescue is going to help out in any way; the only thing they have said is that they will have someone in Chicago in June and can take one or both Girls back with them. And from there? This rescue treats *people* like shit, I've no intention of letting them put the Girls back in ...
by connie
Tue May 01, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

That's a lovely offer but I will not take you up on it; HOWEVER, I have a carton of Sheltie-themed items that I was planning to donate to the national Rescue and that I now have decided to offer for auction (probably on eBay) in order to raise some money for Peeks's surgery -- so if you see somethin...
by connie
Tue May 01, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

Well, no word back from the rescue yet, and my guess is they're ignoring this, hoping it will go away. And it will! The Girls will stay with me, I will look for some extra consulting work to finance Peeks's surgery this summer.
by connie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Maybe a new Wirehaired Vizsla in my future
Replies: 35
Views: 5489

Re: Maybe a new Wirehaired Vizsla in my future

Yes, does the breeder send them home at 8 weeks, or 10? So curious to see YOUR NEW PUPPY! :love:
by connie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Border collies/English Shepherds vs. the World
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: Border collies/English Shepherds vs. the World

Border Collies don't stare at and stalk other dogs. Prey animals, and cats, but not other dogs. That's a neurotic Border Collie you met, and I would bet that its owner is complicit in its emotional state. And why was she allowing that behavior by her dog as she just stood talking to someone? Jerk al...
by connie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Spore biotics?
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Spore biotics?

I think I'll give it a try. Rowley gut health can use improvement. His chiro, as I was leaving, said "And also, with Rowley, don't forget --" and we both said in unison "-- he had Lyme two years ago." Rowley is more susceptible than some other dogs -- some of MY other dogs -- to pest-borne illnesses...
by connie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Border collies/English Shepherds vs. the World
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: Border collies/English Shepherds vs. the World

I haven't met enough English Shepherds to comment, but I sure have met enough Border Collies, and taking exception to Ole is not what the breed is about. You may have met some jerk BCs. However, as the owner of a Finnish Lapphund who arouses antagonism of un-met dogs at a distance, I'd bet that Ole ...
by connie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Spore biotics?
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Spore biotics?

I took two of the dogs to their chiro today -- I've seen this chiro for 19 years now, he's been invaluable to all my dogs and I couldn't have kept Sander and Mikey alive without Dr H's help -- and told him about Rowley's heartworm positive. We went over the treatment and the nutritional support I've...
by connie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

Sherri, you're absolutely right. :) Seniors are a challenge for ANY rescue; often they are not nearly as adoptable as younger dogs or the ever-sought-after puppies, and almost always their vet bills will exceed those of other dogs. I was counting all the seniors I have taken in (Angus, Rudy, Banjo, ...
by connie
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

They should have known better than to take the word of a hoarder for anything, IMO. That's common sense. Hoarding is a psychological disorder. Hoarders are liars. Unless the hoarder produced a veterinary record of a spay for Peeks, the rescue should have ultrasounded her to see if she was still inta...
by connie
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!
Replies: 24
Views: 2746

Re: Peeks the rescue Merle Girl is intact and in season!

Well, I haven't heard back from them yet, but I'm sure I will. The bad thing about this is it's pretty much finished me with rescues. Secondhand Shelties, Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue, and now the LISSR -- all really bad experiences. I'm inclined to stay away from rescues now, and that's just so ...

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