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    Pearce, Arizona
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    Greyhounds, quilting, sewing, music, reading, hiking

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  1. Anne


    Pam I am so sorry, my heart hurts for you.
  2. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you, I wish I could give you a hug. As bad as it hurts, the memories will be there for you when you need them, and some day you will be able to think of those wonderful memories without crying, and you'll even smile.
  3. Many years ago I had adopted a Pug who had an artificial hip that was made of steel. When she was outside in the winter, she often held that leg up and didn't use it and the vet that put her hip in said that the metal gets cold and she could feel it. Vet also said that was totally normal and to be expected. Her hip was put in at OSU, so great program that did it. As she got older, some of her other joints got some arthritis in them, but her artificial hip never ever gave her problems. I know it's not the same as pins and plates, but still internal stainless steel fixture.
  4. Welcome, from the SE corner of Arizona!
  5. I'm so sorry Diane. Our hearts are tough and even though it hurts, we do it over and over and over. I didn't know you had one of Darlene and David's dogs. My Sugar was one of their dogs too, though not related to your girl.
  6. I was able to pick up her cremains yesterday. I always feel a bit better when they come home for that last time. It's been very very quiet this past week. I've slowly picked up all Sugar's "stuff," toys and beds and such. I keep thinking I hear her turning around and getting comfy in her "room" (aka my closet!!) I thank everyone for their kind comments, they brought tears to my eyes, but were so good to read. I think once a few months have passed that I will offer to foster a greyhound for the group nearest me in Sierra Vista, it's been a very long time since I've had foster hounds ar
  7. I'm so sorry, for you and for your kids and your parents. Asti was such a lucky girl to be loved by so many people. I love her name, I never put Asti together with the Spumante before, that was such a great name for a wonderful gal!
  8. When I moved out here to Arizona, I brought 6 retired racers with me and a standard poodle. As of Sunday they are all gone. Sugar left this world for the next about 8:30 Sunday evening. I had to take her to Tucson, it was pricey, but it was one of the best experiences I had with having one of my pets leave this earth. Sugar came to me as a foster dog when she was two. She remained my foster for 10 months, no one ever inquired about her. She was a severe spook and had some medical issues as well. I finally gave up and just adopted her. She was so scared of people. In the beginning she
  9. Back in 1998 when I moved my parents in with me due to their Alzheimer's I brought their freezer too. It was FULL. And much of the meat in it was more than 10 years in that freezer. I didn't eat it, but I did thaw it and feed it to my dogs. The texture was a bit off, and it was freezer burnt, but the dogs didn't care about that. None of my dogs got sick from it. Just last fall I cooked a turkey that I'd had for 3 or 4 years in my freezer. I didn't eat it, but fed it to the dogs as an added extra to their dog food, a little bit at a time. Froze the cooked turkey in bags that would gi
  10. One other thing I remember being told by the eye specialist who diagnosed Lynch, the younger the dog is, the faster they go blind. It took less than 1 year for Lynch to become totally blind, he was just under 2 at diagnosis and I was told this had been going on for a while. It's also usually genetic, so that if there are other pups in the litter, your dog may have blind litter mates. Lynch's Mom was totally blind by the time she finished having pups, and I know that several of his litter mates also had issues with blindness. I wouldn't do dog parks either, too much possibility of him r
  11. Lynch rarely ran into another dog while they were up and moving around. He would get close to them if they were sleeping, but still rarely stepped on another dog. I did keep the yard fairly empty of stuff. I chopped down a bush and took the center of it to about 5" underground because I was afraid he'd hurt his foot on the stump or he'd trip over it. They know where they are going for the most part. We moved across the country and to a new house and within one day he knew his way around the house. The ONLY time I can remember that he ran into something hard enough to hurt him was when h
  12. My sweet and wonderful Lynch had PRA when I adopted him at age 2. He was the only greyhound I've ever had who jumped a baby gate and he did it blind. Siilly boy. PRA isn't all that to a dog. They are amazing at how they acclimate to being blind. I treated him just like the other dogs. IF I had to move furniture or something in the house, I made sure to show him what I had done. He pee'd and pooped in the same place every day. He ran in his yard and he trotted up and down the steps like a pro. In fact, I had more trouble with some of my sighted dogs and the steps than I did with Lynch
  13. I always thought it was a dominant thing in dog body language. But I guess there is always an exception!
  14. Ipecac is rarely used in humans anymore. You'll have a hard time finding it in a pharmacy as well. I personally would use peroxide. Actually I have used peroxide twice for my greyhounds (they ate tylenol once and thyroid pills once) with good success. Some info on Ipecac: IPECAC · Ipecac is derived from the roots of certain plants. It belongs to a class of drugs known as emetics. Similar drugs include apomorphine. · Ipecac acts by irritating the stomach lining and stimulating the impulse to vomit. Vomiting will generally occur within 30 minutes of administration. · Ipecac
  15. Anne


    Trudy and Jeff, I am so very sorry that Jet had to leave you. It just seems like she'd been here for so long that she's always be here.
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