Friday, 31 October 2008

Ah! a get well message from Chi

Hi Meme, I'm your brother Chi. I hated to hear that you were ill, hope you are on the mend now so that you can be as daft as I am about this agility. I bark and scream I'm so fond of the fun and I never want to stop. I make my own course up, it is so much more fun than the judges ones. I love jumping, a-frames, tunnels, dogwalks and weaves plus all the other bits. Mum says she is ashamed of me but I have heard these judges saying I will be great when I get it together. I think I am great now!

Woofs Sis and get better soon.


Meme update

She kept down her lunch so I was able to bring her home again last night. She is on three lots of pills all to be taken at different times, 1 x 1/2 tablet an hour n half before food 1x 1/2 hour before food, then another 1 twice daily, takes a while to get her sorted bless her. The vet is very pleased with her progress but said she will never have an answer as to what made her so ill so quickly, and the lump that totally disappeared will remain unsolved. But at least she is well on the way to recovery albeit a little angry she is to rest HUH! thats all for now as i'm off to give her her chicken breast and pasta breakfast.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Meme update & Kane's results so far

I took Meme to the vets earlier this morning, she seems OK but they need to see that she can eat and keep food down, once again my little girl has been left there. They are putting her back on IV with more IV antibiotics. I can collect her later today if she has kept her lunch down.
Kane's results have finally came back, I did briefly put a bit on here about him but I was so terrified it would be cancer I could not write anymore so I deleted it. The good news is the biopsy taken from four areas of the mass are all clear of cancer, but the vet still wants to take another deeper aspiration when they open him up next week. He is having his hernia repaired and will now lose his man hood bits so no more puppies for him, hopefully this will help in reducing his prostate.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Meme has had a good night

She slept soundly all night on our bed, my legs and back know that! I have to take her back to the vets at 9am I am hoping she can stay with me after they have seen her, then I can bring her home and give her a much needed light meal.

Nightmare day :-(

Poor Meme was sick last night whilst I was at training I left her at home with hubby. I was not worried as I know she can eat her meal to fast sometimes. This morning she seemed very quiet, I went and had my shower but when I came out there were lots of fluid vomit on the carpets and poor Meme with saliva dripping from her mouth, shallow fast panting, whining in pain.
This was 8:10am I rushed her straight to my own vets in the hope a vet would be there, by luck as I got to the door my vet walk past inside and caught site of me, they don't open till 8:30am. She immediately examined Meme who was clearly in some degree of pain and discomfort. They sedated her and did an X Ray this showed clear of torsion but showed a dome shape? the vet suggested we endoscoped to see what was going on. She called me in and showed me a lump in the stomach wall OMG a tumour I held back the panic to find out what do we do now. The option she suggested was to open her up and take a biopsy. I had to leave my little girl there and ring at 2pm.

The time goes so slow. Thankfully I have a very good friend who I met with to take my other dogs for a long walk together. Whilst out walking I got a phone call from my vet, my heart missed a beat, she said good news there is no lump, its gone, very confused as to what we both see? she now thinks it could be a toxic poisoning of some sort, she has been on IV fluids all day with IV antibiotic I ask my vet if she can come home tonight and they agreed to let her home but to go back in the morning for more IV. I know she will be more settled here at home. More later I'm going to get my little girl.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

More pictures of Bella

What a happy dog.

Update on Bella

Bella has settled really well with her new forever family. She is just starting to play with toys. They will now have the tools for training her agility and obedience, I have been sent another picture of her jumping with great style, just perfect. I love this picture of her with the other members of her new family.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Wish at 4 months

She is showing you her Karate kid impression. Then the other picture is her turning right. Thanks Jill for brilliant pictures.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Kane was brilliant at the World Champ try outs.

He has got through to the next round of the BSD World Champs.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Happy Bithday to Kane and his Bruv & Sister's

Today is Kane 7th Birthday the time seems to fly by. It only seems like yesterday that he came to live with me. Thank you Sue with Charcoal (mum) and Caroline with the late Indi (dad)for a great dog.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Meet Polo

This is a picture of Wish's Dad.

Last weekend of camping over

Last weekend at Norfolk was my last camping show for this year. I was praying for nice dry weather to fold my trailer tent away for the winter, but no the rain came down all night and continued to pour down all day long.
Thank you Jill in her 4x4 for towing me onto the road-way.
I was pleased to see the sun out this morning, I got to raise the roof and dry it out a bit, I'm hoping it will be dry again tomorrow. Maybe next year I will look into B&B.....

The horrific danger of a plastic bag (cross posted)

Our 9 month old Sheltie puppy, Ella, suffered a tragic, sudden, senseless death this past Friday. She suffocated to death on a bag liner that was inside a box of Cheez-its snack crackers. We were out for the evening and someone had left a box of Cheez-its within Ella's reach. She put her head in the bag inside the box to get to the crackers. The bag came out of the box but she couldn't get the bag off of her head. We came home and found her dead from suffocation. It doesn't seem possible, that a dog couldn't get a bag off their head, but they can' t.

I have since learned that this occurs more often than you would imagine. There was also a family whose 6 year old Labrador got hold of a Doritos bag when they weren't looking. They found him dead with the bag over his head, having died the same way as Ella. I also learned from the man that is cremating Ella for us that he has had FIVE other dogs that have died like this in the PAST MONTH! Make sure that ALL PLASTIC BAGS AND BOXES WITH BAG LINERS IN THEM (chips, snack crackers, cookies, cereal, etc.) are WAY out of your pets reach!!!!!!

This tragedy has been a tremendous blow for our family! I have tried to be strong, but the whole scenario has played out in my head over and over and I have been a total mess! I cannot begin to understand the senselessness of this and my heart is absolutely broken! Ella was so young and full of adorable, sweet, smart, loving dog, and her life was cut short way too soon!

Please help me honor Ella and save someone else from this horrific tragedy by passing this email to as many people as you know!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Inca wins into grade 6

Only last week he won grade 5 jumping, this week at Norfolk he won the combined 3-5 jumping 240 dogs were entered, he went into 1st and stayed there, thankfully this was on Saturday when the weather was really nice and the ground was good. Sunday I did a couple of runs but decided it was to dangerous to carry on in the water logged conditions.