Need some advice...I wasn't sure where to post.

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge - Dog Memorials' started by CreatureTeacher, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I had to move because of a lousy landlord that went bankrupt so Bronki was buried in the backyard there...I don't even have his collar.The vet asked me if I wanted it after he was put down but my mind was still saying nononononono my dog can't be dead and somehow I just couldn't take it off of him. The gallery has become my place to look for him and enjoy seeing that other people can see him as I do...I don't know why, but that is helping. No one here wants to talk about it cause I get the tears even tho I try not to. We don't say his name outloud for it is too hard on Mary. I can go to the gallery tho, and there he is, still here, and still making someone me smile and sharing his good nature with others. That was so "him" . Thanks Chazhound. I can talk about him here without everybody looking at me like why don't I get over it. Only my Mom and AAron really understand how important he was to me.
     
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    Well, I have to shove off to work in about 15 mins and now after reading this thread, have to redo my makeup because I'm sitting here bawling. Just wanted to post that I feel honored to be a part of this forum. It is truly a place where so many different, yet similar, people can voice their feelings on any subject without getting ridiculed (even if our spelling stinks, lol). I've met people here from all ages and it really amazes me how these young kids posting on here seem so mature and responsible. Brings a smile to my face.

    I do have to say that my hubby, Tony, understands my love for animals and has tolerated it so far. If I had my way, I'd have a complete housefull. But, I do know my limits. I got Nora on a whim and although I know to just go pick up a dog on a whim is normally a bad thing to do (without thinking through) I can't imagine life without her. My dogs are my best friends. After having a bad day I look forward to sitting on the couch with them with tears in my eyes and talking to them. All they do is wag their tails, listen and lick the tears off my face. :)

    I lost my beloved Spencer (Lhasa Apso) 4 years ago at the age of 13. He was the best dog ever in my eyes! I've had dogs and lost dogs throughout my whole life and while I was completely devastated, I did have this "understanding". Tony was surprisingly completely devastated. I thought he'd never want another dog and have to go through that experience again. And yet he surprised me again. So, I guess I'm blessed with my two dogs now and Tony for being so understanding.

    OK I'm a blubbering mess and now officially late for work.
     
  3. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Group hugs! And lots and lots of Kleenex - we should buy stock in the company . . .
     
  4. CreatureTeacher

    CreatureTeacher New Member

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    He he...I promised mine several years ago that we would never have more than 4 animals at one time. Then, when he pointed this out when we had 6 pets, I told him no, I meant no more than 4 dogs. Now it's all out the window. :) And bless him, he never mentioned it again, even when we hit 6 dogs and 3 cats!
     
  5. nicco

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    :( I agree Renee. I'm all tears! I love you guys.
    Tomorrow I'm going with Amira to the vet and make an x-ray to her spine. Poor thing, she's 9 and she's laying down and wants to get up, she does it harder then in the past. And when I take her out to do her needs she loses her balance :( and she raises one of her paws to keep her balance *sigh* :(
     
  6. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I will hold you in silent meditation......I hope they find something that will ease her life.
     
  7. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Oh, Nicco . . . I'll be keeping you and your sweet Amira in my heart.
     
  8. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Nicco, please let us know how Amira makes out at the vet. My thoughts are with both of you. It's so hard to see our loved ones in pain.
     
  9. nicco

    nicco Wolfpack

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    Well. I took her to the vet and they found something with her spine (in our language we call it "beak" and I don't know if it's the same meaning in english). But it's not that bad. But she is old and the doctor told me that she's doing very well considering her age. Well I'll have to give her Rymadil and masage her spine with some kind of gel. Those things won't heal her completely, but it will ease her pain I guess...Well this is what happens with old dogs...
    Thanks for your support :)
    Kisses to all
    Nicco
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Nicco, give Amira a gentle hug for me! She's lucky to have a mom like you to take care of her. Our pets give us so much joy and it hurts inside when we see them in pain especially as they grow older. She's a beautiful dog.
     
  11. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    I'm so relieved to hear it is something that you can help her with. If you can get her some visco (memory foam) to put on top of her bed that will make her much more comfortable as well.
     
  12. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Anybody heard from the person that did dog massages? I know there are a number of techniques that are suppose to help the circulation around bad joints, ease the nerves and help eliviate some of the pain. I have been thinking of taking a class now that poor ol Mary is getting achy. I do let her have a good long soak in bath water on her days when she is especially stiff. I know that helps me and it seems to make a difference in her to. She is taking the Rymidel (sp) and that made a marked improvment. Keeping up with Victor is hard on her bones, but good for her spirit!
     
  13. nicco

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    I'd love to hear about those massage tehniques...Well...I also have to keep Amira from jumping or running very fast...because just a little effort might break that thing on her spine...and it's not going to be very good...:(
    Nicco
     
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    ((((nicco and Amira))))

    I hope Amira feels some relief. You are such a great Mom. I used to do full body massages on Eli, my golden, that would put him into ectasy. But he was just an old, stiff, dog -- didn't have any spinal problems, so I wouldn't want you to hurt Amira if you tried. I just let Eli tell me what he liked. When I found the "sweet spots", he would groan and stretch and say "MAMMA, THIS FEELS SO GOOOOD!!!" I miss that boy...
    Amy + Hunter
     
  15. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    You know, Nicco, sometimes acupuncture can alleviate a lot of pain and stiffness for animals, just as it does for humans. I don't know how available something like that is to you, but it's a thought.
     
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    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    My aunt had an old St Bernard named Boe and he had horrible arthritus and she once tried out acupuncture for him. It cost her some big bucks but it did help him out she gave him massages also. I don't know I could never afford but i think its a good idea if you can afford it and find a place to do it.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    There was an article in Dog Fancy, i wish I knew the issue number, I am sorry, about chiropratic (sp?) for canines. I have it around here somewhere, if I find it I will post the issue number. There was some good points to their practice. I have no idea how you would keep your dog from being active....that will be difficult. There was also a lady that did a massage techinque she called the t.effect...she traveled around the world working with sick and injured animals. I loved her so much because she said "i don't know why it works, it just does" there is a lot of honesty in that. If I were u I would research on the web the message techinques....i think there is a lot of validity to what they claim. I am going to learn for Mary's sake. She grows older each day before my eyes...slower..it is so unfair.
     
  18. nicco

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    Thanks guys for your answers. And smkie I know what you mean...It really is unfair..Well, kisses to all of you and your pets
    Nicco
     
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    When you talk about the "one" dog that was special, it makes me smile. Thats what I call your once-in-a-lifetime-doggy. We all have had several dogs and will continue to have several more, but there is always that once-in-a-lifetime-doggy for every dog lover. Mine is my beloved Bear, who is 11 now. Of all the dogs I've had and loved dearly through the years, he is the one I've loved the most fiercely. Bless all of our once-in-a-lifetime-dogs, past, present and future!
     
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    poodlesmom New Member

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    Smkie, I think you are probably referring to The Tellington Touch. I went to one seminar on it years ago & I was quite impressed with it. It is used for a variety of problems - from pain to stress to just relaxation. Here is a link with some info on it.

    http://www.canismajor.com/dog/ttouch.html
     

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