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May not be the perfect word for this, yes another, long story.

Twice a day, my  #10 yorkie Chubs and I go to the barn to feed etc.

He jumps on the seat beside me of the golf cart.

He waits patiently while I cut a dozen stalks of corn on the way to barn.

When we get there, he goes into the stall of the horse and enjoys a couple  horse "nuggets"

Never tell the wife about that though.

He meanders around the barn easily walking under the gates into the cow stalls/feed room and hay room.

The horse and cow just stand there allowing him to go wherever.

Well, I guess I have become complacent about this and it burned me last night.

Got to barn  late after dark as working on a stupid  orange tractor.

Normal routine.

Horse had his head in his corner feeder as did the cow while Chubs found a pile of fresh steamy nuggets just outside the lights of the barn.

I knew he was there just outside the horses open door to the pasture.

I was knelt down soaking the horse`s RF foot in epsom salts for a bad abscess.

As I lifted the hoof to examine/clean it, horse decided to leave me and walked out the door.

That`s when I heard Chubs shriek.

I ran out to find him dragging himself by his front legs towards the safety of the fencerow.

I picked him up and got him on the golfcart and rushed to the house.

His LR leg was just hanging limp and he whined a lot.

I called the vet and she said to take him to Pittsburgh if I wanted immediate attention.

I told her what canine meds I had and she suggested a pain med. 

I gave him one and he settled down  and continued limping around the house and then layed down.

Well, he slept calmly beside me until local vet opened this morning.

The xrays showed a hip dislocation so old Doc Lash, I love this man, reset it.

Chubs is coming home today at 3.

Doc says 50/50 chance it`ll stay in but time will tell.

I am fortunate NOT to be burying Chubs today and I know that.

And yeah, my eyes were leaking when I carried him through the waiting room full of people and pets this morning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am very glad that you were able to take Chubs to the vet Mark.

 The other option is not a very enjoyable one.

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So the horse stepped on him? Poor fella hope he recovers for yah 

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Whew! Been there, glad Chubs is going to be ok.

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Poor chubs. Hope he heals up nicely.

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Just back from picking him up.

Vet says hip is so loose it just pops back out.

Brought him home and taking him back early WED for surgery to cut the ball off his leg bone and sew muscles together so he maybe can walk again.

Haft keep him VERY inactive till then.

Have him in a small kennel and Chubs ain`t happy. 

Can always be worse. 

Thanks for the well wishes. I`ll tell him when I get off work. 

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It's funny how attached we get to four legged creatures.  

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51 minutes ago, Pete1468 said:

It's funny how attached we get to four legged creatures.  

Lady in waiting room musta overheard my discussion with vet.

When I sat back down she said "Bless you sir! Many would have that little dog euthanized"

Told her I`m not part of the many. 

 

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He's your buddy!  Very cute too!  I wish him a speedy recovery. Isaw that operation on Dr. Pol that my daughter loves to watch.  It was successful.

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Sorry to here about Chubs. I hope all goes we’ll Wednesday 

Tim

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Just glad to hear he’s going to stick around!! 

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Good luck mark. You and chubs will be in our thoughts and prayers. 

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Hope that all goes well for Chubs. Praying that he has a speedy recovery.

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Hope Chubs doesn't have too much long lasting problems from this. I believe that I have met Chubs

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Sorry to hear about Chub's accident. Hoping he is back to helping you do chores soon!

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I'm right there with you Mark.

My dog severed her ACL about a month ago. We went through this with the other side 18 months ago. Major surgery and a six month recovery. For the first part, she's essentially crated. It's tough but it's for their own good. My girl Cassie doesn't understand why I won't let her do anything. I feel bad but keep reminding myself it's for her own good.


And I respect you for taking care of your animals. Domestic animals have no choice but to be dependent on humans. They're helpless without us. You can tell A LOT about a person by how they treat those who depend on them, whether human or animal.

Accidents happen, but Chubs is a lucky dog to have a good owner.

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My cowdog got trampled in the cow pens last year and I thought it was the end, couple days later and she was back to herself, made my heart break.

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Hope hes ok  mark ill say a prayer. The night the monkey was hit was horrible. He laid in my lap the whole 50 minute drive to rochester vet emergencey gargling with every breath. He pulled through for us but you all know how his story eventually ended. Dogs are very resiliant mark!

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I've always had a great deal of respect for those people who are so caring of the creatures under their charge.  MTO has always been at the top of that list.

I hope Chubs' surgery and recovery are totally successful.

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Thinking of you and Chubs, Mark.  The Shiek will be devastated if something ever happens to the pups.

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Any word on how the surgery went? That was this morning right?

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Well, the little 9 lb 15 yr old fella survived the surgery!

He`s in the kennel whimpering and shivering.

Still all doped up.

Doc showed me the ball he cut off the bone.

About the size of a small marble.

Gonna be a long 2 weeks solitary confinement for him.

He tried to escape me as I was putting him in the kennel, took off running and fell over.

Poor guy...

Pain meds and antibiotics for 2 weeks then back to Doc for evaluation and stitch removal. 

I was bouncing off the walls all day till they called and said he was out of surgery and it went well.

Doc said he wouldn`t go under with standard dosage and had to give a little xtra.

Said he is a DETERMINED little guy.

Yep, that`s Chubs, determined.

Thanks for the concerns guys. 

I`m happy. 

Chubs isn`t...

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Glad to hear the good news! Sounds like with his determination, he will back to being your "right hand man" in no time😀

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Those little dogs are tough. Problem is they forget they're little dogs.

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3 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

Glad to hear the good news! Sounds like with his determination, he will back to being your "right hand man" in no time😀

You know, he pi$$es me off so much as he is always underfoot no matter where I go but we stopped in front of the church early this morning on way to the vet and said a prayer.

I sure am attached to the little PITA!

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