Mudpups Posted July 29, 2008 Report Share Posted July 29, 2008 Hi everyone, I can't believe it has been so long since I have visited this forum, I am sure you have all forgotten me and Taj and Trinity (from Australia;) Things have been hectic to say the least the last few months, just seems to have been one drama after another, we had Taj neutered, he ended up with complications from a retained testicle, they then went into his groin, couldn't find it so had to open him right up and eventually found it in his abdomen, poor baby was in so much pain, even with the painkillers and boy did he pay on me for being the one to take him to the vets! He loves everyone in the family, but is totally devoted to me but he wouldn't look at me or acknowledge my prescence (but would wag his tail a little and go to other people) for the first week, although he was unable to sleep unless I was holding him semi upright for the first few nights, and could only sleep right next to me for the rest of the first week. The second week, the pain was still quite high, but the physical limitations and the bucket just about drove him mentally over the edge, he honestly needed 24 hour supervision because he was getting hysterical with the bucket on his head, poor baby. At the same time (thinking that it would be easier to have them both quite at once) Trinity was speyed and had her umbilical hernia repaired, so it was a fairly big operation compared to a normal spey and the vet insisted that she had to remain quiet for the full two weeks. I'm glad that Trin's recovery was quick compared to Taj's, but she was a little monster to try and keep contained and quiet! We got over that hurdle thankfully, then a tornado went through our suburb and we had storm damage to our house which required half the house to be re-carpeted, then hubby got sick and assorted other minor dramas came and went and here we are its nearly the end of July and it feels like it should only be about March! Anyway, enough whining, the good news is that we couldn't have got through everything without our two beautiful border collies who bring such joy to our lives. I've had dogs all my life, and even with my very special ACD, I have never experienced the kind of magical connection that these two have with my hubby and myself. It seems like only yesterday that I bought Taj home, but he will be 1 year old on Thursday (so I need to find a nice doggy cake recipe;) Here's a couple of photos of my pups, I will add some more to the photo gallery when I get a chance. Michelle Taj Trinity Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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