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Shepherd pup recovers well from surgery
Orange County Register ^ | 11/19/2010 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ca; california; dog; dogs; germanshepherd; orangecounty; roxy

1 posted on 11/19/2010 1:53:15 PM PST by South40
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To: JoeSixPack; Brad's Gramma

update


2 posted on 11/19/2010 1:53:57 PM PST by South40 (My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: South40; AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; apackof2; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

Update from last weekend's thread...

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.

3 posted on 11/19/2010 1:55:58 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: South40

A happy ending just in time for Thanksgiving.


4 posted on 11/19/2010 1:56:23 PM PST by Krankor (It's good news week someone's dropped a bomb somewhere contaminating atmosphere)
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To: Krankor
A happy ending just in time for Thanksgiving.

Why? are you Korean?.................

5 posted on 11/19/2010 1:59:13 PM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: Red Badger

LOL! That was pretty good.


6 posted on 11/19/2010 2:06:04 PM PST by Krankor (It's good news week someone's dropped a bomb somewhere contaminating atmosphere)
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To: Red Badger
A man is visiting a farm when he notices a pig with a peg leg. He asks the farmer what happened.

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."

7 posted on 11/19/2010 2:09:07 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: South40

Great news!! Thanks for the update.


8 posted on 11/19/2010 2:25:38 PM PST by spitter
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s great to hear.


9 posted on 11/19/2010 2:29:54 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: South40
Roxy thanking her vet:


10 posted on 11/19/2010 2:40:23 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: South40

Awwww, I just love good news in such crappy times. Thanks for posting =)


11 posted on 11/19/2010 2:58:19 PM PST by NoGrayZone (This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: NoGrayZone
Good dog!!


12 posted on 11/19/2010 3:15:02 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

I want!!!


13 posted on 11/19/2010 3:20:06 PM PST by NoGrayZone (This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: South40; USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Dick Vomer; Kozak; ...
GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

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This is a low-volume list………so don’t worry!

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

14 posted on 11/19/2010 3:22:10 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Great news.


15 posted on 11/19/2010 3:31:59 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Krankor

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.


16 posted on 11/19/2010 3:39:30 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: South40

Glad she is doing well.


17 posted on 11/19/2010 3:40:46 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: South40

Amen. I am happy, happy. thank you for the information.


18 posted on 11/19/2010 3:43:29 PM PST by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: kalee

I am very sorry for your family’s losses.


19 posted on 11/19/2010 3:44:44 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: kalee

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.


20 posted on 11/19/2010 3:45:45 PM PST by navymom1
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To: kalee

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.


21 posted on 11/19/2010 3:47:41 PM PST by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: kalee

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Your little girl is now frolicking with my Timber at the Rainbow Bridge.


22 posted on 11/19/2010 3:50:44 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kalee
I'm so sorry to hear about your cockers. I know how incredibly sad the loss of a beloved pet can be. But I firmly believe a loving God has a special place for our four legged friends. And your two cockers are there right now, running in the fields together, playing, chasing balls and barking at squirrels. Here's a place you might visit that could help soothe your pain. Good luck to you and take care.
23 posted on 11/19/2010 3:52:07 PM PST by Krankor (It's good news week someone's dropped a bomb somewhere contaminating atmosphere)
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To: kalee

I’m so sorry about your loss, kalee! God bless her and your family.


24 posted on 11/19/2010 4:44:39 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: kalee

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.


25 posted on 11/19/2010 5:41:38 PM PST by mckinleysghost
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To: kalee

I am so sorry.


26 posted on 11/19/2010 7:28:31 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kalee

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.


27 posted on 11/19/2010 7:45:30 PM PST by jch10 (Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war...)
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To: kalee

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.


28 posted on 11/20/2010 12:00:57 AM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: South40

Wonderful news.


29 posted on 11/20/2010 12:12:14 AM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: kalee

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.


30 posted on 11/20/2010 10:40:14 AM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: Joe 6-pack

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.


31 posted on 11/20/2010 10:42:19 AM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: kalee

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.”


32 posted on 11/20/2010 12:31:46 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: kalee

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. :(


33 posted on 11/20/2010 5:34:50 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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