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    Re: Pets chit chat thread

    Our Boston had a really bad seizure yesterday (either an extended Grand Mal or cluster seizures) he was in and out of them for at least an hour. The emergency very got him stable and we're taking him in today for blood work at our usual vet, but it's not looking good. He's almost 8. There's likely an underlying cause and if it's anything serious we're going to have to put him down.

    The Newfie we adopted a year ago is doing well. We got her on a jointjsupplement and she's had regular pain meds for the last year, but she's happy. And we adopted an Australian Shepherd/Burnese mountain dog mix shortly after we adopted her. The mix has been a real good friend to our Boston, they've been buddies since day one.

    This sucks.

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    He passed away last night. The seizures overcame the medicine he was on and he had three in as many hours. The first two were short and stopped on their own after a minute or so. The last one we had to give him an injection to get it to stop (my girlfriend is trained as a vet assistant so thankfully they sent us home with some stronger meds to keep him comfortable until we could get him to the vet to be put to sleep).
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    Re: Pets chit chat thread

    Wow, this is a throwback, and is putting my anxiety riddled brain into a bit of a sad phase, reading my last post. It's been almost a year since we lost Stoeger. I thought I'd hop over here to give an animal update, especially since I knew it had been awhile since I saw this thread.

    All three of our cats (Yoshii, Iridian, and Freya) are now microchipped. Yay! They're all doing well, but their hair is annoying. I am slightly allergic to cats and any time I get a bit of dandruff or hair in my eyes it really irritates them and I can never seem to keep up with all the fur in our house. It doesn't help that they sneak into our closet all the time. We've kind of given up on keeping them out. I'm awake right now because the little rascals decided to play in the middle of the night again and our room is their toy box apparently...

    Our Burnese/Aussie mix, Griffin, lost the weight he needed to in the last year, so we get to take him off his diet (he gets an extra half a cup of food a day compared to the last year). I'm pretty happy about that because it means that he'll be a bit less hungry and it might help with him stealing our food. I can't wait to have a dining room that I can lock him out of. Hopefully when we're able to buy a bit bigger house in a few years.

    Our Newfie, Molly, is doing well and she didn't have any bad spills on the snow/ice which is what I've been most worried about. She likes to take the stairs fast, but if she trips going down them her legs could give out and that would be very bad. I wish we had a ramp, but it's just not in the picture right now. I am really struggling to keep up on her coat. It seems that no matter how much I brush, it doesn't work, I can never quite get all the loose hair out and next thing I know it's starting to mat. When I asked in a FB group the advise was basically to take her to a groomer, but she's old and tired. Car rides are hard on her, and she can't stand for extended periods and I worry that a groomer would make her stand longer than she's comfortable.

    We also have a husky mix, Alphonse, living here now, but he's my brother-in-laws dog. He's great. He cuddles a lot, which I'm loving. I haven't had a dog to cuddle with since Stoeger died since the two we have aren't very good or happy at cuddling. They love pets but neither is really interested in the just laying next to you and chilling type thing. So that's great. But it's also a bit of a thorn in my side. His sister is the dog we rehomed for a myriod of reasons when Nova was a baby, and Al lived here back then too. He wasn't house trained at the time either and when we rehomed our husky the BIL moved out and took his dog with him. Thankfully when he moved in with his mom, they had a fenced back yard and helped get Al house trained. It still regret rehoming ours and it's really upsetting to think about but I do feel like it was the best thing for her at the time.
    We are what we are. Nothing more, nothing less. There is good and evil among every kind of people. It's the evil among us who rule now. -Anne Bishop, Daughter of the Blood

    I wondered if he could ever understand that it was a blessing, not a sin, to be graced with more than one love.
    It could be complicated; of course it could be complicated. And it opened one up to the possibility of more pain and loss.
    Still, it was a blessing I would never relinquish. Love, genuine love, was always a cause for joy.
    -Jacqueline Carey, Naamah's Curse

    Service to your fellows is the root of peace.

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