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Old 07-30-2013, 02:00 PM   #12431
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Awww, Violet, hope you feel better soon, gentle {{{{hugs}}}} for you and your Mom!
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #12432
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Thanks, everyone. We go to the vet in two hours. We are going to the new one near us.

She got up, had a little of her breakfast - thankfully the part with her pills. She is following me around the house, lying on whatever bed or carpet is closest to me (she has a bed or mat in every room except the bathrooms and kitchen ).

Now I am hunting down the xrays taken of her hips and the info on what shots, etc. she has had.

Oh, good news for me, the pollen index is down for today and even though the sun is shining bright, it isn't as hot so my asthma is doing well.

I guess signing up for the Y will wait one more day - my darling mutt is much more important right now.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:00 PM   #12433
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I am sure she will be okay, but she (Violet) is my baby. Wish me luck everyone.
Good luck LP. ((hugs)) Hope it's nothing serious and the vet can fix her up like new. It's hard on a person when their furkid gets sick.


I'm going to hop in the shower, make myself fit for going in public, then do the errands I didn't do yesterday. Never got out to weed since my ankles were so sore from everything I did yesterday. I've gotten to the point where if I work hard one day I have to rest hard the next. Spending money isn't hard work. Besides, I have to hit the Adult Beverages store while the tequila is on sale WITH a rebate. With all the margarita talk around here (I'm looking at you taxy...) I'm getting the 1.75 liter bottle. That and a couple dozen limes later this week should last us a little while. If I suddenly disappear from DC could one of you please send AA to our house for an intervention???
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #12434
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I hope it's nothing serious, LP.

Man, what haven't I done today?
The big project though was picking up the items I need to put my mailbox back up; 7 ft of 4" steam pipe and 160 lbs of concrete... yep, this one won't get knocked over so easy by the plows in the winter or the grape picker just yesterday
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:53 PM   #12435
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I hope it's nothing serious, LP.

Man, what haven't I done today?
The big project though was picking up the items I need to put my mailbox back up; 7 ft of 4" steam pipe and 160 lbs of concrete... yep, this one won't get knocked over so easy by the plows in the winter or the grape picker just yesterday
+1 more, LP.

So, Pac, if we hear a great big BOINGGGGG down here, we'll know your new box is still standing.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:06 PM   #12436
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I hope it's nothing serious, LP.

Man, what haven't I done today?
The big project though was picking up the items I need to put my mailbox back up; 7 ft of 4" steam pipe and 160 lbs of concrete... yep, this one won't get knocked over so easy by the plows in the winter or the grape picker just yesterday
Pac,

If that doesn't work try a pipe in a pipe, so that when a plow hits the box it will push to the side, instead of getting knocked down.
Sort of like this one.

When I was a kid we had one and it worked great. It also had a red ball that sat on a bracket on the door. If the ball was dangling by it's chain we could tell if the mailman had already arrived. It saved a lot of wasted trips to check the mail, we were sort of lazy, still are!
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:57 PM   #12437
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Gee, Bea, that's a great idea. I wish I had seen this before buying the pipe and cement mix. I could have even made it spring loaded so the mailbox returns where it's supposed to be... My thinking was more along the lines of making the post something you would not want to hit. Especially because I know the farmers aren't going to like where I put it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:07 PM   #12438
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Thanks everyone for your concern for my furbaby

Violet is getting old and her arthritis is getting worse. Sounds like the same diagnosis I received not long ago

The new vet is so nice, so gentle and Violet was terrified of him! But then she has only ever been to one vet clinic and everyone knew her and was friends with her. Here they had a cat that paid no never-mind to Violet and she couldn't figure it out. She loves cats.

Anyway, he put her on a new medication, tramadol (which I have taken) and another liquid one to help reduce inflammation and pain. He wants her to be walked - no running - which will be a tall order for TB because she wants to run the moment she gets out the door and we will be starting her on a new food that is for mobility in older animals. It is so hard to think of her as "old", but she just turned 9 and is considered a medium to large dog. She also has to lose some weight. Oh, and the final mission impossible is to get her to not jump up onto anything - the bed, the couches, the bench outside so she can see over the fence, etc.

We will do all this for 2 weeks and take her back in. If she is still having troubles they will take new xrays and go from there.

I am relieved because I was expecting worse. I am glad he is taking an interest in her case. They have ordered her file to be sent over and I believe we will stay with him. It is closer for both Violet and I and they are smaller so give better hands on care.

Violet is taking a well earned nap. "Mom" is looking at her dwindling bank balance.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:12 PM   #12439
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Laurie, maybe you could put a step in those places where Violet usually jumps up.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:43 PM   #12440
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Poor Violet. I hope this new plan works for her.
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