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  1. As always, beautifully done intro, S! I look forward to seeing Poppy again soon!
  2. What a wonderful girlie she was, and what a heartwarming memorial you've written about her. She's in good company at the bridge. Our sympathies on your loss.
  3. The ones we have are awesome, a 10 minute soak and they stay cold for the day. We use them and the greys do too. I suspect the brand makes a difference.
  4. I'll never forget that time you guys were here and you told me that just closing the door may not be enough if there's a small animal inside lol. Last year we lost so many dogs that had a place in my heart. Loca was one of them. I'm sure she's at the bridge with all our angels, getting into all sorts of trouble there, and teaching some new tricks to all the bridgekids.
  5. Batmom's steps have saved my butt countless times, starting with Lou when he dislocated his hip, and to this day Romi is using them to get in and out of the van. They've been going for about 4 years and are still in pretty good shape! I can't say enough good things about them. I did recently end up trimming their width a bit, so they would not take up quite so much room in the vehicle. Thank you so much, Jey!
  6. This is one handsome dog! His nose could rival Romi's!
  7. My boy Romi had his toe off a few years back, he did have squamous cell carcinoma but there's been no more problems. He walks very well without the toe, and in fact as soon as it was off he improved. He was back to himself within a week or two. Hope it's the same situation with your girlie Misty!
  8. I usually treat all skin tears at home, thanks to a vet who showed me how to care for wounds, and also thanks to colloidal silver. We've not had to use antibiotics in years, we just flush initially with silver, and tack with surgical glue in one or two spots if needed, and then spray with silver 4-5 times a day until it's well on it's way to healed. The tears heal up amazingly well. I used a similar protocol when my daughter cut the top of her thumb off, the antibiotics they gave her made her sick, so she used silver and Traumeel, along with a few other homeopathic remedies. Healed up beautifully!
  9. North of Toronto, Ontario - Canada The South Simcoe Greyhound Group (SSGG), active since 2006. We meet at diamonds in between Bradford and Barrie Ontario, 5-10 minutes off the 400. This group is for people owned by retired racing greyhounds. We like to get together weekends to have fun runs and social time. Our usual baseball diamond is at Highway 89 and Highway 11, just north of Bradford, Ontario. We use others in Alcona and sometimes Queensville. Muzzles are mandatory. Timing, location and and number of runs is decided by a weekly poll, and we use Yahoo Groups to communicate. To join our group go here and apply: South Simcoe Greys
  10. Sending many prayers for you and Biscuit.
  11. kjw

    What Helped You Heal?

    I've lost 2 of my hounds, the first was Cody back in April of 2004. He was only 6 and it was quite a shock, he went down in the backyard and bled to death in my arms. The support I received here at GT got me through that horrible time, and spending time with the other hounds, along with the passage of time was what helped me. We recently lost Lou back in October, he was almost 12 and very ill when he passed, but it was still really hard. I still miss him and the pain is rather fresh at this point, but I know now that spending time with other greyhound lovers, along with my other hounds, will help soften the pain and time will do the rest. I hope in time that you're able to soften the pain so that you just remember your pupper with love, and not loss.
  12. I'm sorry to hear this news, Joanne. Shadow will be missed. Run Free at the bridge, sweet boy.
  13. kjw

    Uno Mas Pablo

    Run free, sweet Pablo, with all our beautiful bridge kids.
  14. Personally I'd remove the bandage and wait a while to see if it went down. Unless it's hot to the touch and painful, it's not infected.
  15. Great news, about the hematoma and the new vet's billling procedures!
  16. kjw

    Cantankerous Lou

    Our beloved boy and senior Camp Greyhound counsellor Cantankerous Lou has gone to the bridge after a short but valiant struggle with cancer. He was 1 day shy of his 12th birthday. He left with spirit, courage, dignity and heart and he leaves behind a broken-hearted family. This sad event would have been much worse were it not for the support given to us by our dear friends and by Anna Borenstein of http://www.homeopathyforall.com/ and the staff of Barrie Animal Hospital . We are very grateful to have these people in our lives. Hug your hounds and hold them close, they're only here for a little while. Sadly, Karen, Michelle, Bailey, Romi, Andy, Connie and Millie.
  17. Well, if your vet called you at 9am the next day and admitted her mistake, that would go a long way with me. If she's teachable and you've been happy with her other work, I think dumping her over 1 mistake would be an over-reaction. None of these drugs are exactly harmless.
  18. Well, when Romi had his toe amputated, he was better coming out of the vets, and after a week was pretty much back to himself. He hasn't missed that toe at all, and neither have I. This was on a rear foot, inner-most toe.
  19. kjw

    Peaceful Dove

    Run free, Number 1 camper. We miss you. Sadie is on her way, keep an eye open for her.
  20. This is such a great shot of your wild child - I can just see her at the bridge, causing all sorts of chaos! Sending lots of healing energy your way. Scritches to Phene.
  21. Happy to hear this news! Keep it up, Loca!
  22. Scritches to Loquita - hope she is fully recovered by now!
  23. Gee, I guess I'm lucky - Bailey's toe has popped out a few times over the years, I just ice it and pop it back in and take it easy for a while. We did go to the vet the first time, but she showed me how to pop it back in myself. If the ligament gets stretched out of shape, you can get a toe that pops out pretty easily.
  24. Sending gentle scritches to the amazing Miss Loca.
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