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  1. Robin, that is so nice. What a great way to always have Iker with you.
  2. She is very beautiful, and looks like my Phoebe's twin! Even down to that white spot on her nose, and the neck being white, and toes...except that Phoebe had to have the white tip of her tail amputated last year.... And of course at 8 years old, Phoebe's face has greyed considerably. I've had three dark brindle females, I obviously have a weak spot for them.
  3. WOW, that could change a lot of dogs' lives! Having had a corn dog, I would have done ANYTHING to make those evil corns go away....it's too late for Jack, but I hope others will try this!
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    I am so very sorry, Robin. He was blessed to have found you, and you him.
  5. Hm....we actually have chickens, so I have pine shavings already....that might work. Now to persuade Phoebe to do her business NEAR the house rather than in the furthest corner of the yard.....[The chickens are their own problems recently--frozen water because the lightbulb in our 'cookie tin water heater' burned out; frostbite on the combs; trying to get out there to gather the eggs before they freeze....I am having all SORTS of fun today!] I used to have quite the supply of baby/toddler socks, back when I had the other dogs; I used them many times for injuries on feet. May have to run to the dollar store. Fortunately this cold snap should be over sometime tomorrow.....but the problem of today and this evening remains.
  6. Like a lot of the country, we are having very cold weather. This morning it is -5, which I realize is balmy compared to you folks in the midwest! But this is very cold for us (Western PA). So I've been putting Phoebe's coat on her when she goes out to do her business, and she's been fine, until this morning (-5). She did her thing, but on her way back to the house she started limping, and didn't even make it back the whole way till she stopped completely, lifting her front paws, and CRYING. It was awful! Fortunately my DD was just leaving for work, and she rescued Phoebe by picking her up and carrying her the rest of the way to the house. Good thing, since it would have taken me a few minutes to even get boots/coat on. So what can I do to protect her paws? I did have some booties, but after my Jack died, I gave them all to our adoption group. I am afraid she will refuse to go outside after that experience. Anyone have any suggestions? And how do you cope with this when you live where it's even COLDER??
  7. Pam, I never meant to imply that you wouldnt seek proper treatment for him....I know you would do anything for a dog in need. Was just giving my experience. I hope he is feeling better very soon!
  8. Sounds to me like he needs to have surgery to remove the stone. I had a cat who had bladder stones and while he did not pee blood, when he peed it looked like it was coming out in a spray rather than a stream. I would get that little one to the vet for surgery. Once the stones are gone the diet should maintain his health. Right now we have a cat who was blocked a few months ago (not the same cat as the first one I mentioned) and he is on a strict diet now, after being catheterized to get unblocked. But your pups stone(s) sounds like it is beyond cathing.
  9. Congratulations! They are both beautiful and penguin doesnt look *that* fat in those pics. How wonderful for them to have landed with you!
  10. The "View New Content" button hasn't worked me for quite awhile. Is this my error somehow? I miss being able to go just to the new content.
  11. I got the finger cots today. I found some that were cotton and elastic as opposed to vinyl, but they aren't going to work. They just aren't big enough around. I may give it a shot, but I doubt they'll work, as they are about big enough for my pinky finger. May look into pipe insulation.
  12. Oh it would be another layer. Thinking itd hold the nonstick pad in place till I wrapped the cotton padding and vet wrap around it and got that taped in place. Im sure itd never stay in place without all that!
  13. About a month ago, we had a mishap with Phoebe. Her tail was caught in the window of our truck, as DH was putting the window up. Needless to say, much screaming ensued (from Phoebe and from me as well!), and to make a long story short, she had to have the tip of her tail amputated. Since then, we've kept it bandaged, and have done some laser treatments, as well as using the Assisi Loop to stimulate healing. I know this could be a lengthy process. Of course, changing the bandage is always a challenge, since I'm trying to put a square piece of nonstick gauze over the end of her tail. So far, we've done it, though it's not pretty. My question is this--has anyone used finger cots in a bandaged tail tip? To me, they look like a little 'condom', and I'm wondering if this might help to hold the non-stick pad in place. Anyone?
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