Tuesday, December 29, 2015

DEC 29 2015

PUPPY PROGRESS-- THANKS TO GRACE -- PROGRESS IS SIGNIFICANT..  THE 4 AILING PUPS  ARE COMING ALONG AND SHOULD BE BACK TO FULL STREGNTH SHORTLY... THEY ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO MAKE DEMANDS... LIKE ONE FOUND OUT ABOUT CHICKEN LIVERS -- AND NOW WILL ONLY EAT THAT...-I FOUND SOME GROUND CHICKN WHICH ANOTHER WILL EAT... AND THEN THERE IS BAILEY WHO WILL EAT THE GROUND SIRLOIN FROM COSTCO..AND TURN HER HEAD AT ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE..BUT THEY ARE EATING AGAIN....EXCEPT 
WE DO HAVE A NEW ONE... GRETCHEN-- JUST STARTING TO GET SICK-- NOT EATING   RAISED TEMP 103.2 -- AND I EXPECT TO GO THRU THE SAME CYCLE AS THE REST...  FLUIDS... ANTIBIOTICS...SO BE PREPARED--  ONLY OTHER HEALTH PROBLEM IS  LINT-- FROM WEEKS AGO... STILL OCASSIONALLYHAS A STRANGE NOISE WHEN BREATHING... NOT ALWAYS.. BUT WE MAY DECIDE TO  TAKE HER IN FOR XRAYS...OTHERWISE SHE SEEMS FINE.  JUST NOISY... *****MY PHILOSOPHY ON MUCH OF THIS MEDICAL TESTING IS... WILL THE TEST MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IN MY TREATMENT OF THE ANIMAL ( OR PERSON)??? BEING ABLE TO ATTACH A LATIN NAME TO  SOME ALIMENT ABOUT WHICH YOU CAN DO NOTHING ANYWAY, CLASSIC CASE....MY FOOT-----, IT HAD BEEN SLIGHTLY SORE , BUT NOT SLOWING ME UP.. SO  I IGNORED IT FOR A WHILE.. BUT THEN THERE WAS A QUESTION OF A METAL FRAGMENT IN MY FOOT WHICH WOULD BE A DISASTER  IN AN MRI.... AN XRAY DISCOVERED  NO FRAGMENT , BUT  A BROKEN  BONE-- THE DOCTORS WANTED TO PUT A BIG CAST ON MY FOOT- WHICH  MEDICARE WOULD PAY FOR, BUT  WOULD HAVE MEANT NO DRIVING AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES... SO I SAID  "NO"  --I WAS SUBJECT TO ALL KINDS OF VERBAL ABUSE FOR NOT LETTING  THE DOCTOR PUT A CAST ON MY FOOT... WHICH I HAD BEEN WALKING ON FOR MONTHS WITHOUT ANY REAL PROBLEM.....  *******MY FIRST RODEO...WAS NOT IN  2015,  2012  OR 2006.....OR 1988 FOR THAT MATTER....... I WAS JUST STARTING A NEW FOLDER  ON THIS COMPUTER....FOR SAVING BUILDING  INFORMATION AND WANDERED THRU SOME OF THE EXISTING "FOLDERS" .   I RAN INTO  A  "SICK PUP" ADVICE --"HAVE YOU WASHED THE V PEN?  IT LOOKS DIRTY  IF THEY EAT IT THEY WILL GET SICK..."-- RIGHT .. IT IS DIRT-- HOW AM I TO WASH IT?  OR STOP THEM FROM EATING IT.???

BOILING DOWN TO ...MICROMANAGMENT---- IF I KEPT THEM ALL IN CRATES- --- KEPT TRACK OF EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN OR OUT OF THEM AND  WALKED AROIUND ON A LEASH- THIER PHYSICAL HEALTH COULD BE MADE TO BE OUTSTANDING....HOWEVER I PREFER TO GIVE THEM A LIFE OF RUNNING AS FREE AS POSSIBLE - WHICH HAS IT'S PERILS.. I CAN TRY AND REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF INJURY OR SICKNESS... BUT  WASHING THE "V PEN" OR SCRUBBING  PUPPY HILL IS NOT IN THE CARDS..
 
 I GO BACK TO THE STATEMENT I MADE DAYS AGO ABOUT  GEORGE BEING THE HAPPIEST DOG I KNOW OF...  ANOTHER  DOG LEADING A VERY HAPPY LIFE IS WANDA- I THINK YOU WOULD ALL AGREE  FROM WANDERING  AROUND A WALMART PARKING LOT TO  A LIFE HERE AND AT JANINIE'S SHE BOUNCES AROUND A PRETTY HAPPY DOG... I RESENT  IT WHEN SOMEONE COMES ALONG AND DECLARES ME A TERRIBLY DEFICIENT DOG OWNER JUST BECAUSE I CAN'T REMEMBER HER NAME  AND MEDICAL HISTORY... IN HER PREVIOUS EXISTENCE. .... OR OCCASIONLY WHO EVEN HAS HER AT THE MOMENT...  SHE IS WARM ... FED... AND HAPPY-------- NOT CAGED,. TESTED FOR MEDICAL  IMPERFECTIONS- WITH A FULL PAPER RECORD--- AND MISERABLE...


I TAUGHT MY VERY YOUNG  KIDS TO RIDE BICYCLES LONG DISTANCES ( 5 MILES?)   BEFORE THERE WAS SUCH A THING AS HELMETS...AS ADULTS THEY NOW RIDE 50-100 MILES HAPPILY ---(  WITH A HELMET.).. THERE IS SOME PARALELL...  ? A CALCULATED RISK?  *************ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED LATELY IS THESE  INTERNATIONAL "PASSPORTS" WHICH ACCOMPANY DOGS FROM EUROPE, THEY LIST THE VACINES  AND ATTACH THE STICKERS FROM THE VIALS  AS WE DO HERE.... THEY PUT THE DATES NEXT TO THE STICKERS..   WHAT I COULD NOT READ IN THE SMALL PRINT  WAS THAT THE SECOND DATE   WAS NOT THE SECOND STICKER, BUT TH DATE WHICH COVERAGE FROM THE  VACINE EXPIRED AND NEED TO BE BOOSTERED.I KNOW IT NOW... AND SO DO ALL OF YOU!!   EXPERIENCE COMES FROM BAD EXPERIENCES.*******EVEN THO WE  CURRENTLY HAVE 2 NEGATIVE  TESTS FOR PARVO. SOMEONE ASKED IF HAVING PARVO ELIMINATED A DOG FROM SERVICE DOGS....  HOW EASILY A RUMOR STARTS- IT IS FRIGHTENING... SYMON HAD A SHOULDER INJURY WHICH MADE HIM A FABULOUS FAILURE- THE FACT THAT HE HAD HAD PARVO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT...    BUT THIS WAS ENOUGH FOR A RUMOR TO START..
SO THE DISCUSSION  THEN BECAME IF THEY HAD PARVO ARE THEN  NOT GOING TO GET IT AGAIN... LIKE MY MOTHER MAKING ME PLAY WITH A FAMILY WHICH HAD THE MEASLES-- AS ALL YOUNG GIRLS OF MY AGE WERE FORCED TO DO....IS A VIRUS A VIRUS THT IS A AUTOMATICLY  ADNMINISTERED VACININATON.
I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO CHECK WITH PEOPLE WHO'S OPINION DID OT COME OFF THE INTERNET... THERE MUST BE  SCIENTIFIC ANSWER TO THE QUESTION...I DON'T YET KNOW IT.
************Today John and Jess had a busy day. This afternoon John was real tired so he decided to take a nap. He was in a deep sleep when apparently Jess had an urgent need to go out since she had "tankered up" with water not long before their nap. We don't know what she tried to wake up John, but whatever it was wasn't working so she tried something new - she climbed up on the bed and sat down on John's stomach. She was immediately successful and was quickly escorted outside, much to her relief! You told us that Dane's are thinkers. We believe you.
Paul

2 comments:

  1. Yes. Carlene, IMO, it's just common sense to think positive about the future for all service dogs, whether once struck down with A Parvo, or injury, whatever within reasonable doubt doesn't have to be the future. My Australian Shepard had a Parvo, treated with active coal (home-based made) and the regular meds in France, at 6 weeks, and is now nearly 10 years old and very healthy all the years. I, knowingly, flew to Normandy and bought her, it wasn't hard to decide after she had recovered. I've never regretted it. Keep up the good common sense, don't reduce the numbers of good service dogs because of what could happen. Future health problems are possible, there's no Crystal Ball.

    From: Hansonni (Austria)

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  2. Yes. Carlene, IMO, it's just common sense to think positive about the future for all service dogs, whether once struck down with A Parvo, or injury, whatever within reasonable doubt doesn't have to be the future. My Australian Shepard had a Parvo, treated with active coal (home-based made) and the regular meds in France, at 6 weeks, and is now nearly 10 years old and very healthy all the years. I, knowingly, flew to Normandy and bought her, it wasn't hard to decide after she had recovered. I've never regretted it. Keep up the good common sense, don't reduce the numbers of good service dogs because of what could happen. Future health problems are possible, there's no Crystal Ball.

    From: Hansonni (Austria)

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