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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2008, 05:48:26 PM »

twirl,
I'm worried for you and Sad Sack now.  I know exactly what it's like to love a dog just like you love the other members of your family.  When I was growing up, we had two dogs -- one from the time I was born until I was about 13 (she was a full-blooded Pekingese).  When she died, my dad bought us kids a teacup poodle to help us heal after her passing, and he said, "The last child to leave the house has to take the dog."  When Marvin and I got married about 10 years later, Trixie (the poodle) came to live with us.  She lived to be 17 (blind and deaf but in no pain).  Both of these dogs were very, very dear to my heart, and it hurt me so when they died.  My Hop-Sing (Pug-Peke mix) is now 6, and he is the joy of "Mama's" life.  I love him so very much, and Marvin says I treat him like my child.  True.  Hop-Sing has pajamas, a winter parka, a raincoat, 100 or so toys, several beds (but he sleeps with me), his own stocking (and Santa brings him Christmas presents), etc., and I talk to him, love him, hold him, kiss him, and baby him every day of his life.  I have a birthday party for him every year (on his first b-day, we had a "doggie pool party" with ten of his closest family and friend canines and lots of "real" people, too...the dogs swam in the pool, and we had grilled hot dogs and cake ... party hats and "favors" bags for the doggies...it was quite a party!!!)  And, Marvin's really fond of Hop-Sing, too.  The love Hop-Sing has for me is totally unconditional and goes to the very core of his being.

I have pictures of Hop-Sing all around my house and even 3 or 4 on my desk at work.  I have a poster I made with his picture and this verse..."He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.    You are his life, his love, his leader.   He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.  You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."  There's is nothing like being "owned" by a good dog.  Love and kisses to your Sad Sack.
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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2008, 05:51:32 PM »

If Missy sees me getting the pills out when she is on medication, she goes and hides under my bed and I mean no way to get her out.  I usually get the pill then wait for her to come into my office, then get her with it. The lunch meat thing does not work anymore. I have to hide the pill in a spoonful of cat food.
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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2008, 07:01:02 PM »

Hop-Sing takes meds every day for his joints.  At first, I'd hide the pills in bologna or some other type of meat, but he'd find it, eat the meat, and spit out the pill.  Now, I hide it in a piece of cheese (and he LOVES cheese).  The cheese is easier to mold around the pill -- I squeeze and shape it around the entire pill -- and POOF ! down the hatch it goes without him even knowing he's taking it.  I give him the piece with the pill in it first and have another plain piece of cheese ready to go after that one.  He's also so interested in getting the second piece that he swallows the first one (with the pill in it) quickly.
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« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2008, 03:56:50 AM »

Hop-Sing takes meds every day for his joints.  At first, I'd hide the pills in bologna or some other type of meat, but he'd find it, eat the meat, and spit out the pill.  Now, I hide it in a piece of cheese (and he LOVES cheese).  The cheese is easier to mold around the pill -- I squeeze and shape it around the entire pill -- and POOF ! down the hatch it goes without him even knowing he's taking it.  I give him the piece with the pill in it first and have another plain piece of cheese ready to go after that one.  He's also so interested in getting the second piece that he swallows the first one (with the pill in it) quickly.

petey, that is exactly how I get Willie and Winnie to take their pills. Works everytime.  :waving;
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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2008, 12:55:04 PM »

Sad Sack is having a reaction to a med she is taking for urinary problems
does things with her hormones, so she is in heat
she was fixed about 12 or 13 years ago
no wonder Yogi has been acting like he wants her
and he has been fixed - 3 years ago
she has some more medication to combat that side effect now
the vet said let's try this - the other option is to cut her bellly open and explore
and that would be way too hard on her
the blood is not in her urine or rectum
thanks for your comforting information
I appreciate it
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Allen was supposted to come home this weekend b/c he does not go to the travel games
he asked me to keep her alive until he can come visit her
and he did something to a muscle and the trainer wants him to get treatment Sat and Sun
so looks like that will not happen
then the next games are home games
we have seen him on television with his Aggie outfit on
which he says, "Mom, I am not a cheerleader, it's called a UNIFOM."
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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2008, 05:41:54 PM »

so, it sounds like she is going to be okay. thank goodness.  :cuddle;
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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2008, 06:08:49 PM »

I really do not think my dog has any logic. She smells any food we give her.  I am pack leader so she listens to me.
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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2008, 08:29:38 PM »

she will be okay for awhile
she is pretty old
and cutting into her belly would be hard on her, if she even made it
she is my shadow
and so is Slugger
but I still miss my children
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« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2008, 05:43:10 PM »

Cujo won't tell me when he feels bad so I don't know. I usually put his heartworm pills inside a piece of cheese. He almost died from it a few years ago. Dogs have really good recuperative powers and I'm sure Sad Sack will be okay.

Allen needs to redshirt....not a good year for the Aggies.
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« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2008, 05:52:26 PM »

Twirl, I was just reading about Sad Sack.  I am hoping she is okay.  I know she has a really good Mommy to take care of her, so that should help.
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« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2008, 09:39:18 PM »

This is funny!
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"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2008, 09:41:33 PM »

That's my saying exactly.
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« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2008, 09:53:36 PM »

I know dog's have a 6th sense
cats do to but they don't use it  :clap;

Try telling that to my Celeste....
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« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2008, 10:33:06 AM »

I am going to miss Sad Sack
everytime I use the computer she sits under the table and is my foot stool
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« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2008, 11:03:15 AM »

I am going to miss Sad Sack
everytime I use the computer she sits under the table and is my foot stool
 :'(
aawww  :(
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« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2008, 05:32:35 PM »

I', m sorry twirl.  I love my dogs.  I lost two of my dogs in the past year and a half.  I love Benson and Gabby and am grateful for their companionship. Benson is my shadow.  He follows me everywhere.   

For dog meds, I'm finding peanut butter works great.
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« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2008, 11:50:41 AM »

I have to smash up Sad Sack's meds now and place them in cheap canned dog food
I love her
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