JAEGAr is tail- less- well at least 4 inches left--- he had a "happy tail"- bang it on the kennel/doors/gates/ whatever and produce enough blood to replicate a murder scene.
so......minus donna( recovering from putting her arm back together) meant i had to go sit with the patient at DAH... ...
there is a reason for that--- years ago - i had a perfect service dog .."brownie" which i sent to someone in penna-. he developed a happy tail and needed to have it docked- which the vet there did- normally vets put dogs into the cages to recover from anesthesia- which they do by thrashing--BIG TIME--- ever since brownie had the experience of banging metal noise he didn;'t understand, he would react to even a metal garbage can lid- rendering him useless as a service dog. i remember that... so ours will wake up with an attendant--
usually we check in early at danvers animal hospital ( dah) and they operate on our dog as early as possible , just to get us out of their way. i went there with him at 8:30 and teh surgeon put on her mask at 11:15- and by 12:30 he was on the floor with another attendent thrashing away-- all 143 pounds of him. no way could i hold him... until he got slightly out of the fog. when he got 4 feet on the ground, megan picked us up and got him home- all was well til he said he needed to pee... pam took him out-- in the dark --- and - to be kind to him, she let him out on the end of a 6 foot lead rope. thAT EMPOWERED HIM- HE HAD 4 FEET POWER AND PAM ONLY HAD 2 ON THIS ICE-- SO SHE LOST THE ARGUEMENT AND HE ROARED AROUND THE PROPERTY.
GOLDIE WAS WATCHING--- I REALIZED PAM SHOULD BE BACK WITH HIM AND WENT OUT THE DOOR TO CALL HER....- PAM SAID SHE DID NOT HEAR ME, BUT 2 SECONDS LATER THE PHONE RANG- PAM WAS OUT BEHIND THE ARENA- AND HAD CAUGHT JAEGAR AND HAD HIM ON A LEASH AGAIN...
FYI---- THERE IS A LESSON HERE...-
A DOG ON A LEASH THAT IS ONE FOOT LONG KEEPS HIS HEAD RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR KNEE AND IS HOPEFULLY UNDER CONTROL - A DOG THAT IS ON THE END OF A 6' LEAD IS IN TOTAL CONTROL AND CAN DRAG YOU ROUND THE BLOCK.
MARY--- MY OLD/ FAVORITE DONKEY-- USED TO KEEP US ON OUR TOES WITH THAT LESSON..
NOW PAy ATTENTION..... IF YOU WERE WALKING HER --HER HEAD RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER AND HAND UNDER HER CHIN.... LIFE WAS GOOD... BUT GET THE SLIGHTEST DISTRACTion SHE WOULD MOVE HER HEAD EVEN 1 INCH TO THE RIGHT-AND SHE WOULD HAve the leverage/ advantage and could spin to the right dragging you along.... by keeping her head sllightly bent to the left- you had teh advantage to spin her in a left circle- otherwise you were useless..
applying that to dogs -- dog by your left knee-- you can controll by turning a circle to the right but if the dog's head goes to the left you become the spinnee and the dog is the spinner.
short leash--- never tight leash-- but short.
i had alot of positive comments on the doggie day care concept- i don't have any luck dealing with the va--- but if any one else wants to write them or the wall street journal....-- have at it.. it could work.
here is a variation.... but with a day care, people come round and take them all home at night wooowowoooo
Dear Carlene, read your DD this morning. When I worked at VA we would take a group of Vets to the dog shelter to volunteer. This was a win win. Some vets went on to adopt a dog so they could have a fulltime companion.
sincerely, CP Kathy Cable
I just would like to let you know that Ella is unbelievable and a fast learner, she now helps me with my PTSD all so. And can help me up from sitting down in a chair she walks with me and helps to walk a straight line and keeps me from falling. I owe her my life for what she can do for me thank for this beautiful young lady that she is well thank you znd god bless you all.
John C.Michael and Ella Michael