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    I read with great sadness the passing of Winslow. He was an inspiration to many on Greytalk. I'll never forget his posts to Cricket when she was fighting hard with her swim therapy. You were blessed to have him and to share him with all of us. Godspeed Winslow.
  2. OSU and many others on Greytalk recommended the fine needle aspirate instead of the bone biopsy to confirm that Snickers had bone cancer. It ended up not being a definitive result but I think that besides the pain of the bone biopsy, I decided on the FNA because there was the possibility of shattering the bone during the regular biopsy. Osteosarcoma has a very distinctive appearance on x-rays and after OSU looked them over it seemed pretty certain that osteosarcoma was what we were dealing with. After they amputated, they send the leg (or part of it) for testing, and it was confirmed that Snickers did have osteosarcoma. Hugs to your friend and their dog. Many pups have successful surgeries and do well for a while afterward.
  3. They are adorable little land sharks! Enjoy!
  4. I just saw this too. Like so many, I enjoyed the tales of Loca. She will be greatly missed.
  5. Try shining a flashlight -- ticks reflect light. It certainly is easier to spot them on a light-colored pup though.
  6. Sending lots of healing wishes for Diamond and family. It is so unfair that you had to go through this trauma. Unfortunately the majority of dog owners really don't take responsiblity for their dogs and think it's their right to roam off leash. I hope Diamond feels more better soon.
  7. I'm so sorry to read about Bugsy. You wrote a beautiful tribute to her. It made me cry because I can feel your sadness and love for her. Godspeed Bugsy.
  8. How hysterically funny to find the poo bag dangling from a tree branch!
  9. Wow! The news got better and better! It is so fantastic to read about NO changes in Darcy's lungs after all this time. You must be sooooo thrilled.
  10. Joining the chant for clear x-rays for the beautiful Miss Darcy!
  11. I'm so sorry to read this. When my 5-year-old Snickers started limping just a few months after her fifth birthday, I was stunned that she had osteo so young. It can happen, although I think I remember the average age is 9. Did you join Circle of Grey yet? Dr. Cuoto at OSU is a wonderful, caring resource too.
  12. So so cute!!!! As someone who has survived greyhound puppyhood -- Roo is now about 19 months -- it is an incredible journey. It's not that hard -- the big commitment is making sure that you devote enough time every day to playing with and tiring out your little puppy. If I sound like I'm trying to sell you on getting one of those adorable little puppies, I am. I'd love to vicariously watch as many as possible grow up on GreyTalk!
  13. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful girl Pumpkin was.
  14. That's great! I think Bosha is/was on a video on OSU's site about how well tripods adapt. If that's him, he was an inspiration to me and Snickers when I was deciding whether or not to amputate.
  15. My heart breaks for all of you. I, like many others, had tears streaming down my face when I looked at Jenn's pictures. She was a beautiful girl.
  16. Cricket had problems with her spinal cord white matter and neurological symptoms in her back end. It was tagged as "autoimmune disease" -- Angell memorial neurologist thought perhaps it could have been from untreated TBD. She was treated with long-term Prednisone and I walked her every day and made sure she got exercise to keep her muscle tone. The initial onset was pretty severe and she did cry out in pain. Once it settled down, she didn't seem to be in a lot of pain but she eventually grew worse and had a lot of weakness and knuckling over of her paws and eventually loss of bladder/bowel control. It was so sad watching her deteriorate from a very strong, confident healthy 4 1/2 year old dog. We had to say goodbye to her just a month after her sixth birthday because she lost the ability to use her front legs too. Not sure if it helps, but I remember reading about DM and thinking that her symptoms overlapped some.
  17. Sending many prayers for you and Mango and Takoda. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you.
  18. Sending positive thoughts that it's nothing.
  19. It is very rare for osteo to move to another limb. It takes a lot out of a new tripod to learn how to walk and Polli is probably just really tired from her new gait. :grouphug
  20. Checking in on Mango -- I hope she had a better day today and is improving.
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