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Wee doggo was doing really well Saturday running around the park. But he must have overdone it because he's relapsed today to being sore, stiff, & little painful although not as bad as last Thursday. Sigh
I was about to ask how snow doggo was doing, thanks for the update! Hopefully he'll mend soon if you can keep him calm enough. Which I know can be tricky.


My 3 leg dog..Roubaix( she goes by Ruby) also has struggles w injection sites. She will yip and yipe if you touch her. She does some funny things because of the missing leg ,she only lays on one side because she can't get up all that good when she uses her stump.
She randomly decided when her dog bed needs to be replaced. I had a local sail maker make a cushion cover for a 3in thick piece of foam that is the floor of her dog house.
I buy carpet remnants and because of the low cost it gives me lots of cost effective flexibility. I cut 2 or 3, 28x34 carpets..when they get dirty or she rips one up I can toss it. If the carpet survives her constant destruction I hit it w the hose and soap and she always has a dry clean place to rest or sleep. This week after a bath she went full shark attack,she shredded the carpet,ripped open the heavy canvass beyond repair and mutilated the foam into little chunks mostly tangerine or baseball size. She is unpredictable has only done this @4-5 times in @5 years.
Our relationship doesn't involve lots of training or reprimand or punishment.
She was named for coming from a rough road.
This strikes me as so funny, I can just picture this. Toby has fits too after getting a bath, but mostly he just runs and rolls around on the floor, presumably to get the fresh smell off and get the dirt right back on.

Dogs, you gotta love 'em.
 
Great name that Roubaix. But you might have to change it to something like Sir Sharky Roubaix.

Wee snow doggo is now at 100% guard pomeranian power. Two really good days in a row and is starting to get rid of certain fears he'd developed from the pain, like apprehension going up/down steps, making big giant leaps (like onto the couch), & being lifted out of the truck and so on. From the time he got the shots, it was 5 days of ups and downs. We've never had to board this tyke, but that is about to change. Trouble is, he is not shooting with blanks (he's got all his junk). So around here boarders do not take in non-neutered or non-spayed dogs or cats. The boarders said the other animals know he's not shooting blanks, and it makes them nervous or edgy. Too bad, he's about to lose them. :eek:

Thanks to all for the encouragement.
 
Great name that Roubaix. But you might have to change it to something like Sir Sharky Roubaix.

Wee snow doggo is now at 100% guard pomeranian power. Two really good days in a row and is starting to get rid of certain fears he'd developed from the pain, like apprehension going up/down steps, making big giant leaps (like onto the couch), & being lifted out of the truck and so on. From the time he got the shots, it was 5 days of ups and downs. We've never had to board this tyke, but that is about to change. Trouble is, he is not shooting with blanks (he's got all his junk). So around here boarders do not take in non-neutered or non-spayed dogs or cats. The boarders said the other animals know he's not shooting blanks, and it makes them nervous or edgy. Too bad, he's about to lose them. :eek:

Thanks to all for the encouragement.
Ouch, even though I'm a girl I had to cross my legs just thinking about it. It won't be that bad though, well, wee snow doggo will have to wear one of those ridiculous cones around his neck, but that's only temporary until the incision heals. If he absolutely can't get it off on his own I would recommend the inflatable type like Toby had, it's much more comfy than the hard plastic neck cones.

Great to hear he's better now! :cool:
 
Wee doggo boy made it through surgery (to de-neuter, baby tooth extraction that never fell out on its own, & teeth cleaning) last month just fine. He did not even need the cone of shame to prevent licking & infecting the area sutured. I only had to say "no lick" twice. Good boy, 10 of 10. This is him 5 days into recovery period of a 14-day long restrained period (no jumping, no running):


High-centered with no nads? No probs.

Boy was he happy for day 15 when he could run and jump all he wanted.

This is his favorite duck toy:


Unfortunately for him (not us humans), losing his jewels has eliminated his strong urge for this fav pastime:
 
Wee doggo boy made it through surgery (to de-neuter, baby tooth extraction that never fell out on its own, & teeth cleaning) last month just fine. He did not even need the cone of shame to prevent licking & infecting the area sutured. I only had to say "no lick" twice. Good boy, 10 of 10. This is him 5 days into recovery period of a 14-day long restrained period (no jumping, no running):


High-centered with no nads? No probs.

Boy was he happy for day 15 when he could run and jump all he wanted.

This is his favorite duck toy:


Unfortunately for him (not us humans), losing his jewels has eliminated his strong urge for this fav pastime:
Good to hear wee doggo is doing well after what sounds like quite a bit of surgery. And I would give it some time with his sex drive, even though Toby had been de-balled when he was just a pup he still liked to hump his favorite stuffed toys well into old age. (With his bum leg now he unfortunately can't indulge any longer.)

Has it snowed in your area yet? I expect wee doggo will be gleefully rolling around in the snow again.
 
Good to hear wee doggo is doing well after what sounds like quite a bit of surgery. And I would give it some time with his sex drive, even though Toby had been de-balled when he was just a pup he still liked to hump his favorite stuffed toys well into old age. (With his bum leg now he unfortunately can't indulge any longer.)

Has it snowed in your area yet? I expect wee doggo will be gleefully rolling around in the snow again.
forecast is possible snow by Wednesday, and 15 degrees by Friday or Saturday.:p
 
forecast is possible snow by Wednesday, and 15 degrees by Friday or Saturday.:p
Awesome! (Unless you have to travel in the snow, that is.)

Am looking forward to pics or vids of wee doggo once again becoming the one and only, the glorious, wee snow doggo! :D

On my end we're only expecting some ice the next few days, so while Toby loves to roll around in the snow there is no way I am letting him loose on the ice.
 
Buddy had a similar reaction to one of his shots that we discussed for one of the other pooches earlier. He was completely out of it for a full day and still off for another day, plus the shot area was really tender for a week. He's good again now though.
 
Ho ho ho!

As dog owners we know our dogs have their very favorite toys, unfortunately I had to throw out most of Toby's stuffed ones recently because they were so dirty and reeked so badly they stunk up the whole house.

One of his faves was this ladybug pillow I had bought for him years ago, don't even remember where I got it. So I frantically searched for an exact replacement (this is very reminiscent of that neurotic couple searching for "Busy Bee" in Best in Show), luckily I was able to find it online for a decent price. And the biggest bonus is it'll arrive tomorrow right before xmas!

I am so stoked, and I'm sure Toby will be, too. Well, once he tears off a few parts and customizes it to his liking he'll be stoked. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005WXS746/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anyhoo, Happy Yule to you all, I'm sure there will be lots of food around. So keep your pets safe during the holidays and make sure they don't get into things they shouldn't!
 
Grrrrrrrr, guaranteed delivery my arse! :angry:

Toby's ladybug did not arrive in time for xmas, in fact, now amazon's tracking is saying it may not arrive till after New Year's. In fact, the tracking says the sellers didn't even drop it off at the post office in order for it to arrive on time, so I'm canceling my order with them and am going to try a different seller. So there!

Ladybug will still not arrive on time, but I got Toby a squeaking penguin as well as a present, so the penguin is keeping him busy in the meantime.

Why does Toby always go for the eyes and face first? I think that's rather macabre.

 
Well so, late arrival ladybug arrived yesterday, and my second order from a different seller arrived today. Today's ladybug is much smaller than the original, so I'll be keeping the late order after all and will be returning the second. Ugh, such a hassle because of a stupid toy...

In this pic Toby had just gotten back from a walk, so he's a little pooped out. So maybe he'll be using ladybug as a pillow (as intended) instead of ripping her face off... nah, I'm sure he'll rearrange her eventually.



Here's his original ladybug after he had made some adjustments.

 
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LOL - Poor lady bug. But GO Tobster!
Our pooch thrashes & dismantles toys also. Makes me wonder if he might have dog CTE, which would explain some things. HaHa.

Well, how about posting some good dog faces. I'll start of with the "how can I be so wet, yet so hot" face:
From all the pics you had posted of wee dog it's this one I like the most.

Don't the dogs look/act the most helpless when they are in a bathtub?

I think it is in the bathtub when dogs truly learn who their master is...

No, dog, you will not drown. Yes, I will have to shampoo you, and I will have to rinse you. And yes again, I will have to dry you off in this terrible towel.

But never, ever, would I let you drown!
 
When Buddy is shaking his toys it seems like his neck should snap.
You're still working on taking a picture of Buddy, right? :D

On my end no news is usually good news with an aging dog, the only thing I need to stay on top of is Toby's itching. Which, at this point we've figured is due to some kind of allergy, so he gets an allergy shot every two or three months once he starts showing symptoms.

So in this pic we had just gotten back from the vet's - not only did Toby get a shot in his arse, but I also had just informed him that he needs to lose 5 pounds. So that's probably why he's not looking very thrilled.

 
Does your dog do this?

Thought I would ask this question because it's one of Toby's peculiar behaviors (and also some other pups I've known) - I let him out to do his business in the backyard, and then when I try to let him back in he wants me to close the door first before he reenters. What was wrong with me opening the door the first time around? Why do I need to close it and then open it again?

Anyway, I think it's funny, I would really like to know what goes inside his head when he initiates this process.

So yeah, does your dog do this, or does s/he engage in some other mystifying behaviors?
 
This could go in the DIY thread as well...

Toby seems to have hurt his other rear leg as well now recently, and rather than putting him through yet another surgery I just decided to build him a doggie wheelchair instead - courtesy of some youtube vids, and of course, the Home Depot. Lots of PVC pipe, fittings, and velcro straps were involved, but it still came cheaper than an official (and rather costly) canine wheelchair. Plus I needed the challenge of constructing it.

Now, I did take Toby to the vet who examined him and had prescribed some pain meds, but we both agreed that at this stage of Toby's life he would be better off with just some palliative care.

It doesn't look like it in this pic, but Toby does still have some use of his rear leg. But if he should ever lose it I'll be ready for it with these mean wheels!



And now a message from Toby:

The feck is this woman doing with me this time? Thankfully I'm stoned on carprofen and tramadol, otherwise I would never allow this! :mad:

Paw-fives and hanging in there,

The Tobster
 
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