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J u s t h o w C a l m d o e s r u b y n e e d t o b e an d f o r h o w l on g ? T h e v e t s s a i d n o r un n in g , n o j u m p in g , n o s t a i r s , n o s o f a , n o j u m p in g an d n o b e in g s i l l y .

B u t i s e r i o u s l y c an t k e e p h e r c a l m ! s h e j u s t w an t s t o r un a r o un d t h e h o u s e / g a r d en . S h e l o v e s t o s p in a r o un d on t h e s p o t f o r n o a p p a r en t r e a s on ( h a s d on e s in c e a p u p ) s h e l o v e s t o l a y on h e r b a c k an d w i g g l e f u r i o u s l y l i k e a w o r m , s h e l o v e s t o p o un c e on s h a d o w s an d g en e r a l l y b o un c e a r o un d on s p r in g s an d s h e c an t w a l k an y w h e r e s h e m u s t R U N .
I h a v e b e en k e e p in g h e r on l e a d in t h e g a r d en b e c a u s e t h e on e t i m e i l e t h e r o u t w i t h o u t t h e l e a d on , s h e b r o k e in t o a b u m - t u c k . S h e c an t un d e r s t an d w h y s h e k e e p s g e t t in g t o l d o f f an d m a d e t o s i t d o wn b l e s s h e r .

I t r i e d g i v in g h e r a h u g e r a w h i d e w h i c h u s u a l l y k e e p h e r q u i e t w h i l e s h e c h e w s on t h e m , b u t y e s t e r d a y s h e d e c i d e d i t w o u l d b e f un t o t h r o w i t a t t h e t e l l y / w a l l / f i s h t an k p e r i o d i c a l l y t h en c h a s e a f t e r i t an d w h en s h e h a d f in i s h e d e a t in g i t w a s b a c k t o b e in g a l un a t i c .

I a m t e m p t e d t o g o o u t an d b u y h e r a c r a t e ( i h a v e n o i d e a w h e r e m y d a d p u t t h e on e s h e h a d a s a p u p ) b u t kn o w in g h e r , i f i t s b i g en o u g h f o r h e r t o s t an d u p in . . . i t s b i g en o u g h f o r h e r t o c h a s e h e r t a i l in ! A l s o i t s an e x p en s i v e t h in g t o b u y w h en s h e w i l l on l y n e e d t o u s e i t f o r f e w d a y s ( b u t s o m e t h in g i w i l l g e t i f i t s g o in g t o s t o p h e r h u r t in g h e r s e l f )

S h e w a s s p a y e d on W e dn e s d a y , an d h a s b e en b a c k t o h e r g o o d o l d " p e r k y " s e l f s in c e a b o u t 3 a m y e s t e r d a y ! J u s t h o w c a l m d o e s s h e n e e d t o b e k e p t ? an d an y t i p s ( s h o r t o f g l u in g h e r p a w s t o t h e f l o o r o r s i t t in g on h e r ! Laughing )

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U m m t o u g h on e . S o r r y n o a d v i c e a s I h a v en ' t h a d t h i s y e t . D o y o u t h in k R u b y w o u l d g o in t o a c r a t e a g a in ?

G o o d l u c k an y w a y an d I w i l l b e in t e r e s t e d t o s e e w h a t a d v i c e c an b e g i v en . Very Happy Very Happy


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M in e h a v e b e en e x a c t l y t h e s a m e an d w i t h in a c o u p l e o f d a y s i t w a s l i k e t h e y h a d n e v e r h a d an y t h in g d on e . I u s e d t o t a k e m in e o u t f o r a w a l k ( on l e a d ) a c o u p l e o f t i m e s a d a y , j u s t f o r 1 0 - 1 5 m in s , a s o t h e r w i s e t h e y d i d t h e W a l l o f D e a t h r o un d m y l i v in g r o o m . I n e v e r g a v e m in e an y p a in k i l l e r s e i t h e r ( d on ' t kn o w i f y o u v e t g a v e y o u s o m e f o r y o u r g i r l ) a s I a l w a y s t h in k a l i t t l e d i s c o m f o r t w i l l s t o p t h e m d o in g an y t h in g t o o d a f t . I d i dn ' t s t o p t h e m g e t t in g on t h e s o f a o r g o in g u p an d d o wn s t a i r s e i t h e r , I j u s t t r i e d t o k e e p t h e m f r o m h o o l y in g t o o m u c h .

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R e l a x !
W h en B i g B a d B e t h c a m e h o m e t h e f i r s t t h in g s h e d i d w a s t o r o l l on h e r b a c k t o s h o w L u c y h e r o p e r a t i on s c a r t h en r a c e d h e r t o t h e t o p o f t h e g a r d en an d b a c k ! I ' v e a l w a y s g on e t o t h e v e t s w i t h t h e g o o d in t en t i on s o f l i f t in g t h e m in t o t h e c a r , b u t t h e y h a v e a l w a y s b e a t m e t o o i t an d j u m p e d in t h e in s t an t I ' v e o p en e d t h e b a c k u p .

J u s t u s e c o m m on s en s e . I f t h e y d on t w an t t o w a l k t h en d on t . I f t h e y d o t h en I ' d s t i c k t o a s h o r t l e a d w a l k f o r un t i l a f t e r t h e s t i t c h e s a r e o u t . G r a d u a l l y b u i l d in g t h e l en g t h a s t h e d a y s g o b y . T a k e a l i t t l e c a r e f o r a c o u p l e o f d a y s o r s o a f t e r t h e s t i t c h e s a r e o u t t h en i t ' s b a c k t o n o r m a l .

I p e r s on a l l y h a v e n e v e r b o t h e r e d w i t h an E l i z a b e t h an c o l l a r , b u t t h en , m y d o g s h a v e a l w a y s b e en o l d en o u g h t o un d e r s t an d t o l e a v e t h e s t i t c h e s a l on e an d I ' v e n e v e r h a d an y b o t h e r . Y o u n e e d t o p l a y t h a t on e b y e a r .

R e g a r d s , J o hn

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T h an k s M e l i , i e x p e c t s h e p r o b a b l y w o u l d g o in a c r a t e w i t h s o m e c o a x in g .

T h an k s J u l e s . V e t d i dn t g i v e h e r p a in k i l l e r s , s a i d t h e s a m e t h in g ; a l i t t l e b i t o f p a in i s a g o o d t h in g an d s h o u l d s t o p h e r a c tn g l i k e a l o on ( b u t t h a t i f s h e w a s in a l o t o f p a in t o p o p in an d g e t s o m e ) . . . B u t in R u b y s c a s e , s h e a p p e a r s t o b e in n o p a in a t a l l , i t s l i k e n o t h in g e v e r h a p p en e d t o h e r , s h e i s c u r r en t l y s t t in g a t m y f e e t w i t h a t en n i s b a l l , d r o p p in g i t an d p i c k in g i t u p , d r o p p in g i t an d p i c k in g i t u p ( t r y in g t o g e t m y a t t en t i on s o i t h r o w i t )

I ' l l p o p h e r in t h e c a r l a t e r an d t a k e h e r f o r a s h o r t w a l k t h r o u g h t o wn ( i t s a l l c o un t r y s i d e on m y d o o r s t e p , an d t h e r e i s s e r i o u s l y n o c h an c e o f c a l m w a l k e v en on l e a d in t h e c o un t r y w i t h r a b b i t s , an d p h e a s en t s an d n i c e s m e l l s ) b u t in t o wn t h e r e s a s m a l l c h an c e s h e M I G H T b e s e m i c a l m i f i g o a t t h e en d t h e d a y w h en t h e r e a t n o p e o p l e a b o u t an d u s e h e r h a l t i s o s h e c an t p u l l e v en i f s h e w an t s t o !

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J u s t s e en w h a t J u l e s h a s s a i d a b o u t p a in k i l l e r s . T o o t r u e ! A s f a r a s I ' m c on c e rn e d p a in i s t h e l i m i t in g t h in g . D o a w a y w i t h t h e p a in an d t h e y m a y w e l l o v e r d o t h in g s b e c a u s e t h e r e i s n o s en s e t h a t t h e y a r e d o in g t h e m s e l v e s h a r m . S o I t o o n e v e r g i v e p a in k i l l e r s .

R e g a r d s , J o hn

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S o r r y J o hn y o u p o s t e d w h i l e i w a s t y p in g ! A f t e r b o t h y o u r a d v i c e , i l l d e f in i t e l y t a k e h e r o u t f o r a s t r o l l l a t e r t o d a y w h en i t s l e s s b u s y o u t an d a b i t c o o l e r .

S h e d o e sn ' t h a v e an E l i z a b e t h an c o l l a r , i h a v e a b i g t - s h i r t on s t an d b y t o p u t on h e r i f s h e s t a r t s on h e r s t i t c h e s , b u t o t h e r t h an g i v in g t h e m a b i t o f a sn i f f t h e d a y s h e c a m e h o m e , s h e h a sn ' t t o u c h e d t h e m ( t h an k f u l l y ! )

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Q u o t e :
I ' v e a l w a y s g on e t o t h e v e t s w i t h t h e g o o d in t en t i on s o f l i f t in g t h e m in t o t h e c a r , b u t t h e y h a v e a l w a y s b e a t m e t o o i t an d j u m p e d in t h e in s t an t I ' v e o p en e d t h e b a c k u p .


M in e t o o J o hn . . . . T h e y c an ' t g e t a w a y f r o m t h e r e q u i c k en o u g h Wink Laughing .

I t h in k v e t s a r e m u c h m o r e c a u t i o u s t h e s e d a y s an d I c an on l y a s s u m e t h i s i s in c a s e t h e y s o m e h o w g e t t h e b l a m e i f s o m e t h in g d o e s g o w r on g .

I t i s n a y on i m p o s s i b l e t o k e e p a y o un g d o g c o m p l e t e l y c a l m , un l e s s y o u a r e g o in g t o s e d a t e o r c r a t e i t . . . . w h i c h o k , a f t e r r e a l l y t r i c k y s u r g e r y ( j o in t r e p l a c e m en t s , e t c ) y o u h a v e t o d o , b u t i t r e a l l y i sn ' t n e c e s s a r y a f t e r a n o r m a l s p a y .

I w a s t o l d y e a r s a g o ( b y a h o r s e v e t ) t h a t a l i t t l e m o v e m en t / l i g h t e x e r c i s e h e l p e d g e t t h e b l o o d f l o w in g r o un d t h e b o d y , s o a i d in g r e c o v e r y an d t h i s t o m e m a k e s m u c h m o r e s en s e t h an t r y in g t o k e e p a d o g a b s o l u t e l y c a l m .

A s J o hn s a i d , y o u j u s t u s e c o m m on s en s e r e a l l y . Wink


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W h en An n a b r o k e a t o o t h m y v e t p u l l e d i t o u t an d t r i e d t o s e l l m e M e t a c a m a s a p a in k i l l e r ! W h en A m y b r o k e on e o f m y t e e t h m y d en t i s t p u l l e d i t o u t , g a v e m e a p a t on t h e b a c k an d s en t m e on m y w a y ! ! Laughing V e t s h a v e a t h in g a b o u t s u p p l y in g p a in k i l l e r s w i t h e v e r y t h in g t h e s e d a y s .

R e g a r d s , J o hn

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T h an k s Smile i m f e e l in g m u c h b e t t e r a b o u t i t n o w .

I m s u c h a w o r r y w a r t !

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