Skip to comments.Shepherd pup recovers well from surgery
Posted on 11/19/2010 1:53:11 PM PST by South40
LAKE FOREST Roxy, an 8-month old German shepherd puppy that was rescued this week by Coastal German Shepherd Rescue after a flood of donations from Orange County pet lovers, is recovering well from surgery.
The black and tan shepherd is slowly waking up after being sedated following a two-hour surgery to help reconnect elbow joints in her two front legs a condition that German shepherds are genetically predisposed to.
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A happy ending just in time for Thanksgiving.
Why? are you Korean?.................
LOL! That was pretty good.
The farmer said, "That's an amazing pig, that pig made me rich. It was sniffing around and it discovered truffles."
"But", the man asked, "How did it come to have a wooden leg?"
The farmer said, "That is a truly amazing pig. It saved my children's lives. There was a fire in the house, and that pig woke the children up in time for them to get out of the house."
"But you still haven't explained the wooden leg."
"A pig like that you don't eat all at once."
Great news!! Thanks for the update.
That’s great to hear.
Awwww, I just love good news in such crappy times. Thanks for posting =)
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Not a happy ending at our house today. We put our 12 year old cocker to sleep this afternoon. She was blind and had cancer. Yesterday afternoon she began throwing up and quit eating. She was also sleeping most of the time so we knew her time had come. I love her and will miss her so much. Tonight my heart is breaking. We have lost both of our cockers this year. Our 6 year old Toby to dilative cardiomyopathy in Jan and 12 year old Lacie to breast cancer.
Glad she is doing well.
Amen. I am happy, happy. thank you for the information.
I am very sorry for your family’s losses.
Kalee, I’m so sorry for your loss. We had to put our Golden down last month. Sam was 13 and a cherished member of our family. Dealing with his passing, I can empathize with your sorrow and grief.
I am so sorry and so sad for you losing the last of your beloved cocker spaniels. She was ready to go though and you did the right thing in making her last few hours comfortable and easing her over to the Rainbow Bridge with all the other little gals and guys who have crossed over as well. Take solace there is no more pain (except that in your heart which we know is like a knife in the heart) but...come Thursday when you sit down with family to give thanks for all your blessings....you will include this latest blessing who gave more than her share and loved you all as you did her. Blessings.
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Your little girl is now frolicking with my Timber at the Rainbow Bridge.
I’m so sorry about your loss, kalee! God bless her and your family.
I know there’s no words that can comfort your lost of your beloved pets. May your sorrow be soften by their wonderful memories...I know the heartache...pets are so precious.
I am so sorry.
I’m so sorry. Hearts heal and I know you have many happy memories of your babies.
Get a rescue dog....save a dog who needs you....if you can.
Tho your heart is breaking, try to remember that you will all be together again one day. Father loves His animals, and I know they will all be waiting for us.
Prayers that Father send you comfort, and peace at this most difficult time.
Kalee I’m so sorry to read about the loss of your two Cockers. I grew up with Cocker Spaniels and remember my Mother trying to use a clothespin to hold their ears up so they wouldn’t get in their food, lol.
I know how it hurts to lose them and sincerely feel for you.
Thank you Joe. I’m glad to read about Roxy, always good to read a ‘happy’ story. My little Yorkie just had minor surgery and I’m pampering him right now.
I’m saddened to hear of your loss, kalee.
Why dogs don’t live as long as people
by Robin Downing, DVM
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owner, his wife, and their little boy were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, the owners told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old boy to observe the procedure. They felt he could learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. The little boy seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.
Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion.
We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
The little boy, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, “Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life - like loving everybody and being nice, right?” The four-year- old continued, “Well, animals already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
Oh I’m so sorry. I have 2 cockers and this just breaks my heart. There is a dog somewhere tonight who deserves the same kind of love your dogs had. I hope you are able to give that to another dog very soon. Again, I’m so sorry. :(