Poor Mary

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  1. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    i thought she was just getting stubborn. Taking advantage of the fact she was old and trying to get away with things she didn't use to do. Today at the clay guild i got up to get the towels to fold and she was asleep. I guess while i was in the back she thought i went out the front door and was sitting there in front of it waiting for me. I called her name. Her head never moved. I clapped my hands several times, and still not a muscle twitched. So now i feel awful. I have been scolding her and she can't hear me:( . Now i will have to watch her three times as close outside for she won't be able to hear cars either.
     
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    That's truly a bummer. You should try stomping the ground, she may be able to feel the vibrations. Hope you guys will work something out.
     
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    aww poor deaf mary.
     
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    Aw, I'm so sorry, Smkie. Don't beat yourself up, you didn't know. It's so sad to see our dogs get old, their lives are too darn short.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Awwww.....(((HUGS))) Poor Mary.....
     
  6. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    she seems to hear ok if you are close up..will have to monitor. DOn't know how else to check hearing for a dog! I know in the nursing home that if people raised their voices it seemed to make things even worse.a distortion of sorts...much better to speak in the same tone but move much closer.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    yup....:( Mary is the last tie to the kennels for me. WE have been through it all together and i find myself getting short with her and then getting short with myself for being cross..all this time i thought she was being a contrary mary...sigh I took her today even though she didn't mind me so well last time because she gave me those old woman eyes. The ones that deal guilt by the bucket load.
     
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    it sucks to see you pets getting older, but i know your taking great care of ehr, don't beat yourself up over this you didn't know, give mary a hug for me we have the same middle name :)
     
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    Oh Mary...give her a big hug and warm bath from me tonight!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    this is how she was..i clapped my hands and not an ear even flinched
    http://four.flash-gear.com/draw/drw.php?id=511372&a=1323499773
    i was thinking of her and drawing it out, someone deleted it before i even had it finished..sigh..i liked the colors the first time:(

    ahh i see what is wrong, the window edging is incorrect and not quite as in line puls i had a different color for the door and glass
     
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    Oh, I like it! I would have really liked to see the first copy; I tend to get the best overall on my first shots, with minor fine tuning on each subsequent work.
     
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    Does she know sign language ?? As my elders aged I tried to add as much hand signals as possible.... it's such a bitter sweet time for you. I know you;ll do the best for her. Hugs to both of you !!!!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    what i feel bad is have been so exasperated with her for not coming when i call..you cant sign to her because she isn't looking..in the same room if your about half way across she seems to here ok, it is just now i know there is loss and that probably means more is coming. She will not be allowed out in the yard alone now even for a minute. I use to be able to let her out and wait a minute without worry but now if she did meander to the street she couldn't hear a car i don't think.
     
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    maybe she'd be able to hear a dog whistle?? They are designed to be very high pitched.. Perhaps teach her to come to that before she is completely deaf??

    I remember when our Previous show Shelties went deaf.. one got out of the fence one night before it was bed time and we ran the streets calling his name.. lol You never really think about what you do until you can look back on it! lol
    We found him(he was our old stud dog) eyeing up a neighbours bitch through the fence line the next block up lol
     
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    my friend Kelly has a little jr that is so old...she is completely deaf, and mostly blind..still she is kelly's dear, anyway her husband let queenie out and kelly thought she was in..he thought Kelly let her in and poor queenie got lost. SHe was found several blocks up the street by a kind woman that took her in (it was quite cold) and kept her until Kelly found her. It wasn't like Queenie to ever wander either. Mary has begun to wander.
     
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    I'm sorry Smkie, I know you will feel guilty but you didn't know. Give Mary a hug from me.
     
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    Try the whistle .... also, Rufus responded when I banged my foot on the floor, if her wasn't looking at me .
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Oh Smkie, please give Mary a big hug & kiss from me. I'm crying because I watch Mary and CJ going through changes in their senior years and I just want them both to be puppies again.
     
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    Smkie, don't beat yourself up. You didn't know. Just give Mary lots of extra love.
    I am seeing so many changes in Roxie. She has lost the majority of her vision in one eye and stays close to the house or us now. It breaks my heart.
     
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    sorry for your roxie too!!!:( Mary has scar tissue on one eye and the surface has become thick looking. It is a shame that the mole was causing irritation but the scar tissue is what ruined her eye. It hasn't seemed to impair her that i can tell..wish she would stay close to the house:confused: it worries me. Just changes we will have to make from now on..like not being allowed outside by herself and always having one eye on her so she doesn't wander while i am working...something that never ever happened before.
     

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