Monday, August 05, 2013

Before you read

Before you read tomorrow's post, info from Facebook tells me Ex Sis in Law's gorgeous puppy dog that we first met yesterday has been put down. He was lovely, but it was either a congenital defect of a pure bred dog, or that he once went over Ex Sis in Law's shoulder and fell to floor. He propelled himself with his front legs with his rear legs dragging behind. Human control of animals could well be up for discussion, but I think they did the right thing. I have nearly convinced myself.

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  1. Horrible. For me, it's rarely a problem with convincing myself the job must be done, just a problem with the grief of it all.

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    1. FC, R said after our favourite dog died that he would never have another pet as the grief was too hard to bear. But I think in time, as with most mourning, time heals.

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  2. Awwww! That's awful Andrew, poor wee doggy.

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    1. Grace, it is so sad, especially as he was such a sweet natured dog.

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  3. What a dreadful thing to happen. I was very sorry to read this.

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    1. Well Craig, she only had him for a couple of months. It wasn't a lifetime, but still sad.

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  4. That's very sad. I suppose there was nothing that could be done to correct the problem, or possibly that would be too expensive.

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    1. River, the vet was puzzled as nothing appeared to be broken or injured and there was no pain. I think it was a brain problem in that the correct signals weren't getting to the legs.

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    1. Jayne, don't know if she will replace the dog or not, but yes, sad.

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  6. It could have been HCM - often found in purebred cats and dogs and back legs becoming quickly paralysed is often a symptom. It's common in bengals and maine coone cats as well as some terrier dogs.

    Whatever it was, I'm sure they did the right thing, no one wants to see an animal suffering :(

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    1. I didn't mention the breed Fen, but it is a pug. What you say makes sense.

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