Jill (Grangefield/Lyberty Savannah)- went WB today at the Murfreesboro KC under Norman Kenney gaining 2 points and finishing her championship - All from the bred-by class!! I was so exicited, I forgot to ask Janet to take a picture!
Since I had to be in court this morning, Rick had to take Rudy to the Vet and my information is a bit sketchy. Rudy has two bulging discs. He was given a steroid shot and is now on a muscle relaxer and oral steroids. He is on crate rest for at least a week and cannot do steps - which is a problem in our house...Guess we will be carrying him in and out of the house for a while. We will be calling in the holistic Vet that does Chiropractic adjustments and Acupuncture for treatments as well. Our Vet feels that he should make a full recovery. I guess his herding days are over now. Any suggestions on how we avoid any future problems for Rudy would be greatly appreciated.
Rudy (our red Merle rescue) is down in his back. He started limping 2 days ago and yesterday had trouble getting up steps. Today he can lift his front but has a great deal of difficulty getting his butt up. I carried him out this morning to do his business and he has not moved from the spot I set him down in. I have given him some aspirin and that seems to help the pain some. I have never had to deal with this before - any suggestions on how to make him more comfortable till we can get him to the vet tomorrow would be greatly appreciated.
Most of the puppies eyes are open and they descend upon poor Kate as soon as she enters the whelping box. She lets them all latch on and then plops on her side. Puppies squirt out on both sides but somehow never let loose. They are so cute, I can spend hours watching them. I have been late to work everyday this week.
Our theme for this litter will be World War II - we are thinking of:
The puppies will be 2 weeks old tomorrow. ALL are doing well. They are now raising themselves up on wobbly little legs and staggering around the whelping box. I expect to see little eyes looking back at me anytime.
I will try to post pictures of each puppy later this week.
On Monday one of our puppies was injured in an unfortunate accident (involving my 80 year old step-father-in-law who suffers with Alzheimer's). The vet diagnosed a mild concussion. After several harrowing days, the baby appears to be improving. We are not out of the woods yet, but the puppy is nursing on her own. Once things settle down, we will resume our daily cute shots. Keep your fingers, toes and paws crossed for our little one.