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Mrs.BF said he looks like a dingo too.
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A touching story Ted. Dogs never cease to amaze me with their devotion.
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A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that Trooper just didn't seem to be as active as a puppy his age should be and mentioned it to Mrs. BF. She has since kept an eye on him, and Monday she took him to the vet. When I got home yesterday, I noticed that Mrs. BF didn't look well, and asked what's wrong. She said Trooper's blood results came in, and he is sick. He has anemia, which is what we lost a young German Shepherd to, two years ago to the day. She said that the Vet said he thinks we've caught it in time, but that it's something in our environment that he must be isolated from. I suspect it's persimmons, since that's his favorite unauthorized snack food, and I know they can be hard on a dogs stomach, but it could be anything. Anyway, he has been started on a tonic, and his next blood test is Monday.
Mrs. BF has fallen in love with this pup, and he loves her too, not to mention that Trina thinks he's her boytoy. It would be devistating to both of them if anything happens to Trooper. I'm kind of attached to him too.
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Time to cut down all the persimmons!
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Persimmons...who'd a thunk it!  My sister had a lab that loved corn on the cob... and my grandmother had airdales that loved to eat sandcrabs....made them puke everywhere!
 
Well my prayer list is non-denominational so Trooper is now on it!  It always hurts you see one sick or to lose a child.. two or four legged!!!
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After my folks split and Mom moved us back to Alabama, Dad needed a travelling partner for the long drives back and forth from Texas to Alabama. He got an Australian Shepherd named Maisy. That dog had more personality than any dog I have seen to this day. She used to peck at my dads side with her nose to keep him awake while he drove to see my two sisters and I.
 
One day at the lake house while Dad was mowing in the front, my sister thought it was a good idea to roll her dodge ball down the hill towards the bank. Being the big brother, I took off after it hoping to catch it before it rolled into the water. As I ran down the hill, I must have stepped on a nest of bees because I was instantly covered in them.
 
All I remember after that is laying on the ground in a ball with Maisy laying over the top of me growling and yelping, but she never moved.
 
Maisy was the coolest dog I have ever had and she is missed dearly.
She was shot by an angry neighbor because "she was running at him, snarling, trying to kill him",
that was his story to the police...
 
 
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Trooper is starting to act more like Travis everyday. He's stealing shoes and taking them to his bed; doesn't chew them much though. He's starting to steal stuff off of the table and counter tops, and this morning when I was pouring a bag of Trina's food in her bin, he stole a big bite of food from the bin. He likes to steal tissues too, and he loves Mrs. BF's mother; crawled up in her lap and gave her a hug.
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Originally posted by dillon_h dillon_h wrote:

After my folks split and Mom moved us back to Alabama, Dad needed a travelling partner for the long drives back and forth from Texas to Alabama. He got an Australian Shepherd named Maisy. That dog had more personality than any dog I have seen to this day. She used to peck at my dads side with her nose to keep him awake while he drove to see my two sisters and I.
 
One day at the lake house while Dad was mowing in the front, my sister thought it was a good idea to roll her dodge ball down the hill towards the bank. Being the big brother, I took off after it hoping to catch it before it rolled into the water. As I ran down the hill, I must have stepped on a nest of bees because I was instantly covered in them.
 
All I remember after that is laying on the ground in a ball with Maisy laying over the top of me growling and yelping, but she never moved.
 
Maisy was the coolest dog I have ever had and she is missed dearly.
She was shot by an angry neighbor because "she was running at him, snarling, trying to kill him",
that was his story to the police...
 
 
The police reported, angry neighbor shot when "he came running, snarling, and trying to kill me" the victom stated.
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Trooper's second blood test came back today; no change. I'm really really bummed right now.
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Have you been keeping him inside so you can control his diet?
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Have you been keeping him inside so you can control his diet?
 Yes. He only goes out on a leash, and is not allowed to eat anything.
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May just take some time for his system to get the stuff out.
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We are now giving him a daily tonic and shots twice a week to stimulate red cell growth, and he gets another blood test next week.
It's hard for me to believe he is anemic since he pulled me all the way on a 1.6 mile walk yesterday. The Vet is optomistic, but concerned, so we're no where near giving up. I lost one dog to anemia 2 years ago, but by the time we discovered it, it was really to late.
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Hope everything is well.
This site opened my eyes, 3/4 of my small wildflower garden was toxic to my pup.
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I feel for you,broke my heart the last time I had to put my wifes dog[susie]down.Never ever thought I could get attached to an animal like that.Prayers out to you & the family.
 
PS:Give St. Anthony a shout he can definetly help you out!
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About 2 weeks ago we got good news from the vet. Trooper had good reports on his last 2 blood test.
We are taking Trooper and Trina to the vet just to make sure they are ok and for my peace of mind. Trina has been on the thin side, so I want to see if there are any issues or is she burning that many calories.
 
I was walking the dogs yesterday, when they jumped a deer. After a bit I called them back. Trina showed up, but the pup was nowhere to be seen or heard. After calling for him several times, I saw him running up the bottom of the hollar. I called a couple more times but he couldn't hear me, and kept running. Trina looked at me, and I looked at her and said, "go get him and bring him back". Off she went, and in a few minutes, here they both came, and the pup was glad to see me. I think Trina is getting smarter every day.
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Cool story.

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Trina saved the pup a couple of days before that, but in a different way.
I was getting back to the house from walking the dogs. This had been a particullary painful walk because I was wearing my back-up boots that are not broke-in (and probably never will be) and my left foot felt like it was cut in half.
Anyway, the pup decided he didn't want to go in and started running all over the place and refused to come when called. He ran up on the roof, in the front yard, down to phill, then back up on the roof. That's where Trina and I snuck up to the edge of the roof. Trooper was sitting at the front edge of the roof watching us. I knew I couldn't chase and catch him, so I told Trina to get him. She took off after the pup, and he started to run, but she caught him and knocked him down. This gave me the chance to tackle the pup, and have a short little but sincere conversation about obedience. It also saved him from having a conversation between his butt and my sore foot. Trina saves that pup from a lot.
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Sounds like anyone kids...acting up.  Cabin fever I do believe!

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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Sounds like anyone kids...acting up.  Cabin fever I do believe!

For the pup, there is no doubt.
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Took Trina and Trooper to the vet for a check up. Trina had actually gained weight, so no worries there. The vet tried to draw blood from Trooper, but me, Mrs BF, and the vet couldn't hold him down to do it. So after 3 big fights with Trooper the Vet declared him in good health. The vet called him a Tazmainian devel.
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