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Prayers for Holly ( Lab )
self | jan 15,2012 | me

Posted on 01/15/2012 6:57:24 PM PST by simplesimon

Holly is my 7 year old yellow Labrador. She is the very best dog I've ever had. She's everything a lab should be and more.

She's also my two son's best friend. The 20 year old moved out recently and always teased he'd take her when he got his own place but I told him over my dead body. My 5 year old, well that is his buddy and the light of his life. He adores her beyond words.

When he had his first eye surgery when he was 6 months old, she laid on the floor with him and didnt move a muscle. The doc said he could resume normal activities a few hours after the surgery. And he squeeled when he crawled up on her and snuggled his face in her fur.

Even today he told her several times that he loved her and that she was the best dog.

Tonight I was sitting in the recliner and she jumped up and had her two front paws on my lap getting some ear scritches. She made a funny face and I noticed that her bottom gum is a dark grey in color, in the front. She used to chew and nibble things and she's worn her teethies down to the gum line ( all but her big gurl teeth ).

She's going to have to go to the vet and I have a great vet but it's the bill that I'm freaking out about. I know it's not going to be cheap to get her mouth fixed up and there are so many things that need replacing right this minute ( hot water heater, tires for 2 of our vehicles ) that I need a miracle for Holly.

So I swallow the lumps in my throat and try to keep up with the flow of tears streaming down my face, to ask you all to pray for a miracle for Holly.

I almost feel guilty in asking for prayers for her when so many need them worse but if you'd meet Holly, you'd love her in a blink of an eye.

She went back to her breeder for a litter of puppies ( Champions produced = show dogs ) and came back a year later and I couldnt keep up with the emails andphone calls telling me what a wonderful girl she is and that if she ever needed a home, they'd take her in a heart beat. I even had offers to buy her for a LOT of money but she's our family companion so of course I turned it flat down. Yup, that's my sweet gorgeous girl Holly.

I'll post a photo of her as soon as I can get it saved to my photo bucket.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: lab; labrador
Thank you in advance ~! ....

"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18;20

1 posted on 01/15/2012 6:57:29 PM PST by simplesimon
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To: simplesimon

Prayers up


2 posted on 01/15/2012 7:00:16 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: simplesimon

BTTT.


3 posted on 01/15/2012 7:01:16 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers up for “Big Gurl” Holly!


4 posted on 01/15/2012 7:03:08 PM PST by floralamiss
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To: simplesimon

My yellow lab will be 5 on the 21st and he is the best dog I’ve ever had - loving, affectionate, loyal, good-hearted...I could go on and on. I know how you feel since my dog has a bad leg that can’t be fixed, but he doesn’t let that get him down. He’s just a treasure. Keep the faith that everything will work out.


5 posted on 01/15/2012 7:04:20 PM PST by gramho12
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To: simplesimon
THERE is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

R. Kipling

Prayers up.

6 posted on 01/15/2012 7:06:51 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Photobucket
7 posted on 01/15/2012 7:10:40 PM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers up for you pup.....I understand your financial heartbreak......and I love labs, I think God created labs for children and their families !!!!


8 posted on 01/15/2012 7:10:57 PM PST by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: simplesimon

I will be pushing all my prayers for you and Holly toward Heaven as hard as I can!


9 posted on 01/15/2012 7:12:48 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: gramho12

Prayers for your boys leg. I’ve had so many breeds of dogs in my life and Labs are number 1 with me ( Goldens are a 2nd ) but I do love all dogs.

If you dont mind my asking, whats wrong with your boy’s leg ?

Give him a snuggle for me please.


10 posted on 01/15/2012 7:14:05 PM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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To: simplesimon

I’m praying for you and your dear one.


11 posted on 01/15/2012 7:18:01 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: simplesimon

Sending prayers your way! My yellow lab, Cody, will be 5 in May. He continues to have ear problems & surgery would be $800 but I have him on medication instead & it looks like its working. Maybe you can work something out with the vet.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 7:19:28 PM PST by jrcats (Justice is blind & deaf in Florida.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; SandRat

Doggie ping


13 posted on 01/15/2012 7:26:04 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: All

Your prayers humble me and I know that FReepers can always be counted on to pray for whatever situation a fellow FReeper needs are.

Thank you all from the deepest part of my heart.


14 posted on 01/15/2012 7:34:47 PM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers for Holly. God Loves Dogs too!


15 posted on 01/15/2012 7:38:39 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: simplesimon

I recently lost my 2 year old Pug to epilepsy.

I pray that your sweet lab is healed and that the costs are lower than expected.


16 posted on 01/15/2012 7:43:01 PM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers sent. We have a 7 yo yellow lab too. Contact Doris Day Foundation and search the net for other foundations that will assist you with the vet bills. Many pay up to 50% of total bills. Best of luck!


17 posted on 01/15/2012 7:50:52 PM PST by lilyramone (The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary)
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To: simplesimon

It may be nothing. If the bill is a few hundred, ask your vet to let you pay it in monthly installments.

I know what it’s like to have thousands of dollars in vet bills.

Good luck


18 posted on 01/15/2012 7:59:27 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers for you and your doggie. I know what it’s like when worries start piling up like that. I guess everyone has those times. Ask your vet if he will work out a deal for you. Several years back, our cat Alfie kept getting a urinary blockage so they basically had to give him a female opening. The surgery can be expensive, but our vet did it for $300. If your vet can’t do what needs to be done at a discount, maybe on installments? Good luck.


19 posted on 01/15/2012 8:07:22 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Grunthor

Sorry about your Pug. Way back in the 80’s or 90’s, my friend’s boyfriend had a Pug. His name was Fu. He had seizures and either died from them or had to be put to sleep. It’s always sad to lose an animal.


20 posted on 01/15/2012 8:09:43 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Yeah I had to have her put down. There I stood, 6’1, 260 lbs veteran.;..kind of mean looking on a good day.....balling my eyes out like a heart broken little girl.

Brought her home to the farm and buried her under a shade tree. She’ll get a small headstone soon.


21 posted on 01/15/2012 8:48:40 PM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: simplesimon

Holly is in my prayers.


22 posted on 01/15/2012 9:10:37 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

23 posted on 01/15/2012 9:15:56 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: simplesimon
Prayers Along, simplesimon. We love our dogs. God Bless ...
24 posted on 01/15/2012 9:30:20 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers for your fur baby.


25 posted on 01/15/2012 10:13:53 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: simplesimon

My six year old chocolate lab is named Holly and she is just the sweetest creature imaginable. I hope your Holly gets better


26 posted on 01/15/2012 11:02:10 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers being said for your wonderful Holly.


27 posted on 01/16/2012 12:43:39 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: simplesimon
Dogs last less than 10 years? How do you stand that?

What a bummer! I've had a couple of dogs, but could not continue on with their short lives.

My Siamese cats have gone on for 22-24 years each, and have lived until senility (alzheimers) set in.

28 posted on 01/16/2012 2:12:14 AM PST by tdscpa
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To: simplesimon

Prayers up for Holly, your finances, your family and fine sons, and you. May the Lord bless you all, and may he grant you happier, more prosperous times soon.


29 posted on 01/16/2012 5:04:33 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers up for your Doggie friend!


30 posted on 01/16/2012 5:17:22 AM PST by left that other site
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To: simplesimon

I understand; praying for you & your pup!


31 posted on 01/16/2012 6:36:00 AM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: simplesimon

I understand; praying for you & your pup!


32 posted on 01/16/2012 6:36:14 AM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers up for Holly. Our “best friends” five so much and ask for so little.


33 posted on 01/16/2012 7:03:57 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: simplesimon

Prayers up for Holly


34 posted on 01/16/2012 7:31:05 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: simplesimon; Joe 6-pack

Prayers for Holly and for you that things will work out!

Thanks Joe.


35 posted on 01/16/2012 9:47:05 AM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: simplesimon

Awwww, what an adorable photo!

Your Holly & rest of the family are in my thoughts. I’ve definitely been there - just a disaster away myself.


36 posted on 01/16/2012 10:32:43 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: simplesimon; All

Have you taken your dog to the vet yet? Please, keep us informed. Thanks.


37 posted on 01/18/2012 8:14:58 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Netizen; All

Thanks for askin’ ~!

Yes, I took her yesterday and according to my vet, she has nothing wrong.
She’s worn her teeth down to the gum line and they’re “shifting” a bit under the gums, and causing that discoloration.

She was given a clean bill of health and I was Praising God for this diagnosis.

Although I should take her in right away should she get that infection “stink” or see blood , swelling and puss.

I was going to post last night but I’ve had some sort of “bug” going on the past few days so decided to go to bed early ( like 7 pm !! ), thus no post last night to update.

Again, I humbly thank you all for including my sweetie in your thoughts and prayers.
And mostly Thankfulness to God for answering those prayers.


38 posted on 01/18/2012 8:51:17 AM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Thank you.

That is one of my favorite photos. There are a couple of other ones that show the bond between kid and dog.

While we were on our way home from the vet yesterday ( see a couple posts below ), the little one said to Holly “ you’re my best friend and the bestest doggie”.

It was precious and brought a smile to my heart.


39 posted on 01/18/2012 8:56:19 AM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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To: simplesimon

I kind of wondered if that was normal. I recall the vet commenting on such a thing with one of our cats and after reading your post I wondered if the same were true of dogs. Glad to hear your dog is ok. We have a sick cat so I know how worried one can be with a sick pet.

Hope everything else works out for you, too.


40 posted on 01/18/2012 8:59:59 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: simplesimon

Sorry, that should be “ posts ABOVE “


41 posted on 01/18/2012 8:59:59 AM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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To: simplesimon; Joe 6-pack

Doggie-pingers, see #38

I am surprised and pleased with your good news about the grey gums.

All the best to you and yours going forward!


42 posted on 01/18/2012 9:05:07 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Netizen

In my whole life, I’ve never had a dog that has done that before; wearing teeth down.

My husband always is saying that everytime one of the girls ( I have two labs , both females ) sneezes, I rush it to the vet.
He is wayyyyyyyyyy exaggerating but I’d not ever seen this before and I’m not sure of the logic behind the discoloration by shifting teeth. Bruising perhaps ??

I immediately thought decayed teeth, infection, abcess of some sort, horrible dental bills, her being in pain, bacteria causing havoc with her system and organs ,,,, the list goes on , because of the rotten look of that color. It just looked like decay.
AND she is an occasional POOP EATER ( GROSS GAG PUKE )

The bill ? 30 bucks.
The result.......PRICELESS..........

Prayers up for your kitteh ~ I’m so very sorry. I pray that your kitteh is restored to perfect health in the blink of an eye.


43 posted on 01/18/2012 9:08:10 AM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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To: simplesimon

Thanks.

Did your vet say anything about trying to keep the teeth from being ground down further?


44 posted on 01/18/2012 11:36:35 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Netizen

No, she didn’t because they’re to the gum line. They cant get worn down further unless it’d be her canines and those are fine.


45 posted on 01/18/2012 12:12:59 PM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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