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On 7/4/2022 at 8:32 PM, russ_alabama said:

Hi Mike,  great picture of a great dog.  I’ve spent most of the day with a stunningly good vet and my Dolly’s post lymphoma removal pocket infection… doing a lot better.  13.5yr old, so waiting for the other shoe to drop.  The vet is of the old school and is willing to do a Sunday call.  Fine man, fine vet.  Seems to be doing a lot better.  Lot of sleep lost in the last two days.  But a lot of George Dickel whiskey substituted for it too.  

...best of luck with the old hound, Russ...its just a bummer how  we chug along for years...but our dogs have a very finite life...as compared with most of us.....

Re the Vet....sounds like a good bloke....we don't seem to have the 'old' vets anymore./.but the current 'crop' still come out, anytme to  assist in any of the big animals ailments...They sell their service dearly, though...

...as a hillbilly  of culture and refinement....:rolleyes:...I googled "George Dickel "  whiskey....always learning something...:)

Mike

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23 hours ago, mike newman said:

...best of luck with the old hound, Russ...its just a bummer how  we chug along for years...but our dogs have a very finite life...as compared with most of us.....

Re the Vet....sounds like a good bloke....we don't seem to have the 'old' vets anymore./.but the current 'crop' still come out, anytme to  assist in any of the big animals ailments...They sell their service dearly, though...

...as a hillbilly  of culture and refinement....:rolleyes:...I googled "George Dickel "  whiskey....always learning something...:)

Mike

Thanks Mike.  Old Dolly is sleeping peaceful next to my bed in her bed.  So far so good.  Will have to tend to the wound for some weeks, but her good vet doc says it’s going it should.  I’ve been in my doc’s office too with a wild allergic reaction to doxycycline antibiotics (that I was taking for Rocky Mountain fever, from tick bites), and some wicked back arthritis pain that’s both been helped greatly with a steroid shot.  I tend to bounce off the vet what my doc prescribes and he tends to agree.  Both good docs.  I have a chunk of bone growth arthritis from a vertebra break during a 1980s all day drunk and a run of a motorcycle thru a barbed wire fence late at night.  I was a less sensible man In my youth.  Man, I was sick as a dog off that doxycycline.  Doc and vet agree, don’t take that again.  George Dickel is a fine smooth tennessee whiskey.  I’m no Jack Daniels fan personally, but my world traveller brother says of it that Jack can be found in any nation, but George is much less common.  The folks at jack are like the angus association, they’ve done a great job advertising their product.  Some times less common is still good.  

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Judy, a purebred pointer, was the mascot of several ships in the Pacific, and was captured by the Japanese in 1942 and taken to a prison camp. There she met Aircraftsman Frank Williams, who shared his small portion of rice with her.

Judy raised morale in the POW camp, and also barked when poisonous snakes, crocodiles or even tigers approached the prisoners. When the prisoners were shipped back to Singapore, she was smuggled out in a rice sack, never whimpering or betraying her presence to the guards

The next day, that ship was torpedoed. Williams pushed Judy out of a porthole in an attempt to save her life, even though there was a 15-foot drop to the sea. He made his own escape from the ship, but was then recaptured and sent to a new POW camp

He didn't know if Judy had survived, but soon he began hearing stories about a dog helping drowning men reach pieces of debris after the shipwreck. And when Williams arrived at the new camp, he said: "I couldn’t believe my eyes! As I walked through the gate, a scraggly dog hit me square between the shoulders and knocked me over. I’d never been so glad to see the old girl!

They spent a year together at that camp in Sumatra. "Judy saved my life in so many ways," said Williams. "But the greatest of all was giving me a reason to live. All I had to do was look into those weary, bloodshot eyes and ask myself: 'What would happen to her if I died?' I had to keep going.

Once hostilities ceased, Judy was then smuggled aboard a troopship heading back to Liverpool. In England, she was awarded the Dickin Medal (the "Victoria Cross" for animals) in May 1946. Her citation reads: "For magnificent courage and endurance in Japanese prison camps, which helped to maintain morale among her fellow prisoners, and also for saving many lives through her intelligence and watchfulness"

At the same time, Frank Williams was awarded the PDSA's White Cross of St. Giles for his devotion to Judy. Frank and Judy spent a year after the war visiting the relatives of English POWs who had not survived, and Frank said that Judy "always provided a comforting presence to the families.

When Judy finally died at the age of 13, Frank spent two months building a granite and marble memorial in her memory, which included a plaque describing her life story

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5 minutes ago, mike newman said:

...another wonderful  story.....thanks Jeff

 

Mike

You're welcome Mike

How can you equal dogs contribution to mankind!

I couldn't imagine life without them 

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   TWO DIFFERENT DOCTORS' OFFICES 


   If this doesn't hit the nail on the head, I don't know what does!

 

   Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint.  Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.

 

   The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

 

   The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then.

 

   Why the different treatments for the two patients?

 

   The FIRST is a Golden Retriever.

 

   The SECOND is a Senior Citizen.

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On that note,

in 1984 i bought a pure breed Dalmatian puppy. 
Named him Freon. Registered him Trihydridonitrogen, R-717.  Painted his name on the passenger door of my work van.

sitting at a stop light in north Lincoln and a Cadillac convertible loaded with six colledge girls pulls up beside me. 
 

Six month old Freon is hanging half way out the window when they start calling him by his name and just as the light changed he bailed out to try to get in with them but that didn t work out so well for him. 
truck behind them ran him over breaking his back leg. 
I picked him up and rushed him to the nearest vet but there only answer was to amputate his leg or i could take him to K-State vet school. 
I said were headed to K-State, give him some pain relief and away i went .

They were waiting for me and instantly did emergency orthopedic surgery on his leg. 
He fully recovered and lived 14 years after that.

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3 hours ago, Ian Beale said:

   TWO DIFFERENT DOCTORS' OFFICES 


   If this doesn't hit the nail on the head, I don't know what does!

 

   Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint.  Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.

 

   The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

 

   The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then.

 

   Why the different treatments for the two patients?

 

   The FIRST is a Golden Retriever.

 

   The SECOND is a Senior Citizen.

This was the biggest factor in my mother's passing. Had they got that valve in her heart repaired a year and a half earlier she would probably still be with us. It was a known issue for at least two years.

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Ian, i almost prefer the vet. My cousin has been a vet tech for 20 yrs. Ive come to know his employers over the years and they have all been great Drs. Im kind of accident prone and have needed stitches to my hands and arms a few times. I have been stitched more times at the vet clinic than the ER. Im too the point that i call my cousin before heading to the hospitol. 

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On 8/4/2022 at 4:10 PM, stronger800 said:

Local guy that’s got 100lbs on me walks by about once a week with his dog that has 50-60lbs over my little man….we are not easily intimidated.   Just ask him.BF0B39E4-8ADD-453A-9AC8-DD87AAAB3D04.thumb.jpeg.0c23ff7aad8de09676189520a3013286.jpegF0E4F83B-6C39-4531-AE7B-485F979553E6.thumb.jpeg.a093e3b30190a60d10421e234ec3180f.jpeg

I  say a guy who has pictures of ladders and square bales probably isn't intimidated by much💪

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Cash will dutifully go out at daybreak to check the fall calving cows with me.

but as the temps climb to a hunnert as they have been.

This is his his spot and he could care less about me leaving the house.

The dog days of summer 😄

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