Emergency neck surgery…
Don’t worry it wasn’t me in for surgery!! It was Doggy. Let me introduce you. Doggy is my favourite toy, he used to have a squeaker in his nose, each front paw, each back paw and his tummy. These have one by one died but I still have fun trying to find them. No stranger to surgery, this is his second procedure now. His first was a repair of a midline failure. Today he required emergency surgery on his atlanto-occiptal cervical area…. where the head is attached to the neck. He has been in the waiting list basket for a while now but today things took a turn for the emergency when I decided to remove him from this, putting his future head on body state in immediate jeopardy. Mum was quick to set up the surgery (she says that a cup of tea and pieces of fudge are perfectly acceptable items for a surgical table!).
The wait was short and I remained close by…
Recovery was immediate and we were reunited to play once again…
Some points about toys – sometimes people tell my Mum that they don’t buy their dogs toys because they destroy them. That is a bit like saying you don’t buy yourself lunch because you will only eat it and then where will you be. Toys for dogs go in our mouths, spend nights in the garden, get dribble on, get muddy and get chewed. A toy in pristine condition only means one thing – it has not been played with and therefore is a failure for that particular dog. Go forth and provide toys!! Fill broken ones with paper and sew them up again. Put cellophane inside (this make a scrunchy noise). Don’t get a terrier if you want your dog toys to remain in one piece. Provide toys you don’t mind clearing up … surely a couple of toys is better than the corner of a sofa or dining table leg?!
Happy Hounding and hopefully your hound parents haven’t forgotten you at Christmas present time!
- Emergency neck surgery…
- Follow Asha’s ute spook desensitisation story…
- Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear Willooooooooow, Happy Birthday to meeee
- Just relaxing
- Vaccination training
- Live for today … I do
- Remember, remember the 5th of November…
- Don’t judge the dog by it’s cover…
- Mentally tired and physically tired
- Massage evening “Relax and Unwind” – how did it go?
- Show me your skills …
- Reading with Willow 5 Who is afraid?
- Upcoming canine relaxation and massage talk with sessions!
- The icing on the cake…
- Calm it down play boy
- Reading with Willow 4 Teething troubles
- It’s all in the timing …
- Special guest at Friday Friends
- Oamaru Dinner Club talk
- The 5 levels of training
- What’s in a name?
- Reading with Willow 3 Time for a bedtime story
- Health visit in sedation land
- The dangers of electricity as a training tool
- Reading with Willow 2 Check out Kina!
- Look at dogs from a non-doggy person’s point of view
- APDTNZ Conference 2015 – complete canine contentment
- Road dog!
- Reading with Willow 1
- A Canine Friend indeed
- Reading with Willow begins …
- Put the work in at the beginning to achieve your expectations
- Great expectations … … and managing disappointment
- Anxiety – important issue for people and their hounds
- Water water everywhere!
- Congratulations and Thank you to all Dog Summer School participants!!!
- The value of checking in
- Hounding around with some new friends
- Sleep glorious sleep
- Kong power
- Are you having fun?!
- Update on Canine Friends Pet Therapy
- The popular English nanny was right … a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
- New Year resolutions … jump up and go!
- Happy New Year … resolutions made to be kept
- Dog Summer School – February 2015! … no dog is too cool
- MERRY CHRISTMAS every one!!!
- 12 doggy things of Christmas!
- ‘Tis the season to be jolly …