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And a Roubaix update,a while back she had her amputation area reworked. The vets made the shoulder area smoother so each time she played and fell down,or just fell down from sprinting on tile floors of wet concrete, she would sometimes make a hole or tear..which @75+% of the time get infected..
knock on wood..those days are passed us..she's a brand new dog. Not sure the type of hair clippers that the vet uses pre surgery, as close to bare skin as I have seen..the hair slowly grew back and now she looks like she was born w no leg, the fur is completely even and the scar is not noticeable.
Max is still a typical Golden..an idiot..he recently ate a full,brand new bar or soap..he had small amounts on his lips,teeth ,fur and tiny bits on his astro turf sleeping area..after eating the soap he had zero side effects..and yes his normal post food nuggets were the color of the soap..he really didn't understand all my yelling about bad dog,why,ect..
 
Toby got his usual allergy shot in his arse today, I do believe he was starting to itch again. Otherwise his appetite, peeing, pooping and all that is well and normal - the only sad thing is his usual vet is moving on and is leaving the office we usually go to. :(

That's okay though, Toby is not very particular. As long as the new vet staff is cool with him he'll be cool with them. :)
 
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Both dogs left behind after we discussed w them..@44 degree 110f temps down on the Sea of Cortez..6 hours south of Ensenada. Dogs both said that they would love to attempt murder on sea birds and seals..the hot sand and very little shade would be too much for their paw pads..given the bacon like texture of my back,wearing a huge hat,waterproof sunblock and 50% of the time a long sleeve t-shirt..the dogs made a wise choice..
despite our family decision there were 3-4 dogs there having a ball, using the cool seawater for relief..better safe than sorry..
Our dogs,like the dogs we saw,always chase birds but have a zero catch -kill rate..Seagulls as I have seen so far have no fear of dogs and find the running lunges trying to bite them amusing..I have tried to think of a time I saw a dog get a seabird..?..I know if I brought my cat to the beach..different story..
 
...given the bacon like texture of my back...
Is this raw bacon or after it's been cooked? Either way, this is a description one does not get to visualize every day, I love your flair for writing. :tearsofjoy:

Have you tried those protective doggie booties that are supposed to work both in cold and hot weather? I tried them with Toby, but they didn't stay on very well and he didn't like them. So I gave up on them.

On a side note, seeing as you mentioned your cat... I recently got bitten and clawed pretty good when I tried to pick up my neighbor's cat, that was pretty boneheaded of me. It was a good reminder that not all kitties like to be scratched, cuddled and picked up, and I can definitely see how a cat's fast reflexes would allow it to grab a birdie handily.
 
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I was at a very strange little camp..12 houses ..and instead of a front yard..a dirt road that is in front of the houses..a wide clear space..w a windsock ..that's right an airstrip..
the water is blue..you can walk out on sand @150 ft..100 degree temps are normal..and the landscape demands your attention on every level. You are in a desert w zero water, sparse vegetation.sand and hot..my dogs drink seawater..because they are city dogs and were home schooled they don't know better. But if you are unprepared, even though you are close to the ocean,the hot desert can be deadly to animals and humans..the Coppertone spray on sunblock works for bicycles,motorcycles and yard work but it needs to re applied after you swim for a bit. Drinking water is it.
I have purchased many tarps and tents to get shade but if you know anything about the Sea of Cortez..high winds should be anticipated 27\7 ..365..and you will be challenged by the quality of materials and engineering..I have destroyed a couple of those $10 bucks golf umbrellas from Home Depot..big patio umbrellas are ruined multiple ways..a gust comes and if it's tied down to a full ice chest..something gives..if nothing does your ice chest gets pulled in the surf,down the beach or just straight up..
During some of my first motorcycle camping trips w crusty vets..you build an elaborate fire ring and respect the distance between your bike,nylon tent and sleeping bag..that's can blow fire out and around if your barrier is inadequate.
I have tags for my dogs w what I think is essential..name,I don't bite,phone number in U.S.and Mexico..sat phones work,cell phones don't. Because of satellite internet, Whatsapp and others work..but no matter where I am my dogs are tied up to some degree..again because of home school, I worry that my dogs will chase an animal..
 
I was at a very strange little camp..12 houses ..and instead of a front yard..a dirt road that is in front of the houses..a wide clear space..w a windsock ..that's right an airstrip..
the water is blue..you can walk out on sand @150 ft..100 degree temps are normal..and the landscape demands your attention on every level. You are in a desert w zero water, sparse vegetation.sand and hot..my dogs drink seawater..because they are city dogs and were home schooled they don't know better. But if you are unprepared, even though you are close to the ocean,the hot desert can be deadly to animals and humans..the Coppertone spray on sunblock works for bicycles,motorcycles and yard work but it needs to re applied after you swim for a bit. Drinking water is it.
I have purchased many tarps and tents to get shade but if you know anything about the Sea of Cortez..high winds should be anticipated 27\7 ..365..and you will be challenged by the quality of materials and engineering..I have destroyed a couple of those $10 bucks golf umbrellas from Home Depot..big patio umbrellas are ruined multiple ways..a gust comes and if it's tied down to a full ice chest..something gives..if nothing does your ice chest gets pulled in the surf,down the beach or just straight up..
During some of my first motorcycle camping trips w crusty vets..you build an elaborate fire ring and respect the distance between your bike,nylon tent and sleeping bag..that's can blow fire out and around if your barrier is inadequate.
I have tags for my dogs w what I think is essential..name,I don't bite,phone number in U.S.and Mexico..sat phones work,cell phones don't. Because of satellite internet, Whatsapp and others work..but no matter where I am my dogs are tied up to some degree..again because of home school, I worry that my dogs will chase an animal..
This is a reading journey I was not expecting to be taken on, but seeing as the place you've visited sounds very hot and very dry I can see why your back would end up looking like bacon. (I think.)

Your dogs drink saltwater? What's up with that?
 
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