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PostSubject: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Sun 27 Mar 2016, 2:27 pm

Once again I forgot my old account details and so had to start again with a new account. Sorry oops

Thought it was about time I posted an update on my 2 pooches. Can't remember what I last posted but hopefully I wont repeat myself too much!

I think the last time I was here, I had just booked Cody in for his castration. Well, as usual, nothing goes to plan in this house.. 2 days before Cody was due at the vets, my dad suffered a stroke. He was in hospital for a little while and my mum needed help. It also meant I had no one to collect Cody from the vets so it was decided it would be best to cancel his op. My dad made a good recovery but still has memory problems and wasn't able to drive for a few months until he had the all clear from the specialist.

In the mean time, Cody had become more and more aggressive towards other dogs, males mostly, when out on walks. The main problem being other dog owners who will not keep their dogs who are off lead, away from Cody, who is on his lead. He got into a fight with a GSD while on his lead and I got caught in the middle. It was very scary. I managed to pin Cody in my legs and hold his harness but the GSD kept circling us. I screamed at his owner to get him away and he refused as he was scared of Cody!!! Anyway, that was the last straw and I decided to buy a muzzle for Cody. I also knew that castration could help so once again was ready to get him booked in. That was until I noticed a lump on Daisy..

Took Daisy to the vet and we have discovered she has a mammary tumour which needs removing asap.

2 weeks ago she went into surgery. Got a call from the vet and was told the op didn't go ahead as they discovered she had an infection. So poor Daisy was given a GA and shaved for nothing!! She was given some antibiotics and we are back on Tuesday for a check up and to re-book the mastectomy.

So, once again Cody's castration has been put on hold until Daisy is sorted.

Anyway, other than the above issues, both dogs are doing well. Cody is 7 this year and Daisy 10.

Here are some random pics from the last year or so. I hope you are all well and your dogs too.

Louise xxx















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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Sun 27 Mar 2016, 4:38 pm

Hi Lou, lovely to see you back

I see Cody n Daisy are adorable as ever

Hope your Dad makes a full recovery

I also hope that the next vet appointment goes to plan

Awesome pics xx
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Sun 27 Mar 2016, 7:57 pm

Great pics, lovely to see them both again
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Sun 27 Mar 2016, 10:30 pm

Hi Louise, great to see you back and to see Daisy And Cody. Sorry to hear about all your troubles, I hope your Dad makes a full recovery

Hope all goes well on Tuesday and you can finally get Cody sorted too. I can't believe where the time has gone and that Cody is seven already!

Let us know how things go on Tuesday x

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Mon 28 Mar 2016, 4:00 am

Iv missed seeing these 2 ,sorry to hear about your dad

Fingers crossed for Daisy's op

Regarding Cody you must be fed up with dickhead dog owners making your situation worse , I meet lots of them but thankfully Alfie's not aggressive so must of the time we don't have a kick off but when we do it p!ssies 
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Tue 29 Mar 2016, 1:28 pm

Thanks everyone. Heading off to the vets in an hour so i shall report back later. I think Daisy now has an ear infection... it never ends :o(

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Regarding Cody you must be fed up with dickhead dog owners making your situation worse , I meet lots of them but thankfully Alfie's not aggressive so must of the time we don't have a kick off but when we do it p!ssies 
 Me right off

I am so sick of it. I now avoid all popular walking areas and I will admit that I do panic as soon as I see a dog off lead near me, which I know will make Cody worse but I can't help it. People just don't think. If I see a dog on it's lead, let alone with a muzzle, I always keep my 2 back and make sure they are on their leads as we pass.

A fine example was a couple of weeks ago. I'm walking Cody, on lead, with muzzle and in the distance, 2 lab retrievers, off lead with 2 owners (both mature ladies). I could see them getting closer, no sign of them calling their dogs back so I made a point of giving them a wide birth, literally crossing half the field to walk around them. Their dogs noticed and started to run over, both ladies did nothing. As the dogs got closer they noticed Cody was giving the warning posture and both dogs slowed down but started to bark. This made Cody worse. Both ladies carried on walking past us, while looking at their dogs!!!! I had to shout, yet again and ask them to call their dogs back. They did but one dog stayed and while barking, approached Cody and yet again I had to pin him down and stop him launching himself at them. The dog lost interest and ran back to the ladies who were just walking away! I am so, so sick of it all now and I really don't enjoy walking Cody.

Sorry to rant oops
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PostSubject: Update!   Tue 29 Mar 2016, 4:19 pm

So..when the op got cancelled we got told she had some discharge from her teats which was either an infection or a phantom pregnancy. They checked her today and she's producing milk so, it is a phantom pregnancy..

The mastectomy has now been booked for 1 months time as her milk should have dried up by then. I've to take her back 10 days before the op date to have her checked.

It's also been suggested that I have her spayed during the mastectomy op. I was really against getting her spayed due to her age and it being quite an invasive op but the risks of her developing Pyometra are ever increasing so I think I will agree to her having the spay.

Yet more worry.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Tue 29 Mar 2016, 6:08 pm

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Thanks everyone. Heading off to the vets in an hour so i shall report back later. I think Daisy now has an ear infection... it never ends :o(

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Regarding Cody you must be fed up with dickhead dog owners making your situation worse , I meet lots of them but thankfully Alfie's not aggressive so must of the time we don't have a kick off but when we do it p!ssies 
 Me right off

I am so sick of it. I now avoid all popular walking areas and I will admit that I do panic as soon as I see a dog off lead near me, which I know will make Cody worse but I can't help it. People just don't think. If I see a dog on it's lead, let alone with a muzzle, I always keep my 2 back and make sure they are on their leads as we pass.

A fine example was a couple of weeks ago. I'm walking Cody, on lead, with muzzle and in the distance, 2 lab retrievers, off lead with 2 owners (both mature ladies). I could see them getting closer, no sign of them calling their dogs back so I made a point of giving them a wide birth, literally crossing half the field to walk around them. Their dogs noticed and started to run over, both ladies did nothing. As the dogs got closer they noticed Cody was giving the warning posture and both dogs slowed down but started to bark. This made Cody worse. Both ladies carried on walking past us, while looking at their dogs!!!! I had to shout, yet again and ask them to call their dogs back. They did but one dog stayed and while barking, approached Cody and yet again I had to pin him down and stop him launching himself at them. The dog lost interest and ran back to the ladies who were just walking away! I am so, so sick of it all now and I really don't enjoy walking Cody.

Sorry to rant oops

shocking isn't it , they were well out of order I think but they aren't arsed as long as they can just carry on chatting I find banghead


my son (sonya )is a bit nervous when she takes Alfie out alone & he is 99.9% laid back unless an intact male does the leaning over him thing then all hell breaks loose & shed rather this not happen & go around if poss now im the other way around ill clip him up as I always do when I see a dog walker & shout can they grab their dogs please now if they don't off he comes to stand his ground & tbf I normally can tell by the other dogs posture if its going to kick off so tend to get 1st kick in , im really not arsed at that point & will do whatever I can to help defend Alfie as in the past I found walking around or away the dickhead dogs still want to fight , infact it happened the sun before last with a yorkie/poo cross , it came up fast with no intention of play I shouted to the guy who was around 30ft away you best grab your dog as you know he hates Alfie them boom it went on the attack, it bit Alfie on the rear hip sadly for him that was his best &only move as Alfie grabbed him by the neck shook him around like a doll & pinned him down , only for the daft dog to start yelping , I told him to come & as always he did letting it go so it ran off quickly , this was all over in around 20seconds by this time the owner who tbh is a proper snobby bellend said rocky really doesn't like Alfie cry2 now he knows this but still didn't clip him on and he could see us for at least 100 meters walking towards him so no excuse , I just strolled past saying well he,ll like him less after that & you best take a look at him crying
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Wed 30 Mar 2016, 9:20 am

Nothing more frustrating than ignorant dog owners who don't understand their dogs and always assume they are OK.
We stopped joining the crew on the fields at night in the summer as they all stand chatting whilst the dogs run riot and they have absolutely no control over them. It's not such an issue with Belle as she doesn't mind anything and walk away when it starts to get out of hand but Reuben can be temperamental and more so if we are with Belle

What I can't understand is why the guy who owns the yorkie poo doesn't control his dog when he knows it does not like Alfie.

Lou, I had similar issues with Jack in his later years he became very dog aggressive and at the time there was a particular couple of dogs that used to roam loose near where we lived. I had no choice but to put him in the car to drive to the park where we would have some off lead time in the tennis courts which were securely locked and then we had to walk around the outside perimeter of the park on the main roads so i knew we wouldn't interact with dogs off lead. We could not trust owners in the park to put dogs back on lead which did spoil things a little as we have a beautiful park. What I refused to do though was muzzle him, in my mind if others could not control their dogs it was their problem. My concern was if one of these idiots did allow their dog to approach Jack I wanted him to have the ability to defend himself. It does spoil walks though as you are always on edge.

I don't know if there is anything nearby where you can pay to have full access to a secure field? There is one advertised about half an hours drive from us and you pay for half an hour and it is exclusively yours. I've not tried ours as Reuben gets his off lead time at 5.30am so don't ever see anyone but it's something I have thought about. It may be worth asking on local pet pages if there is anything like that nearby and then you can have some enjoyable time with him and he can get off lead too xx

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Sat 02 Apr 2016, 5:11 pm

Lovely to see pics of of the gorgeous Cody and Daisy ... i love the christmas pics lol!

Sorry to hear of Daisy's mammary gland tumour...Poppy had a mammary gland tumour successfully removed a few years ago now with no problems since so don't worry too much (easier said than done i know), no problems since

Poor Cody having to wear a muzzle...I completely understand how frustrating it is when other owners have their dogs off lead and you cant get it away from yours...Ive been in that situation a few times myself

Great news that your dad is recovering well from his stroke xxx
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Sun 03 Apr 2016, 12:30 pm

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Nothing more frustrating than ignorant dog owners who don't understand their dogs and always assume they are OK.
We stopped joining the crew on the fields at night in the summer as they all stand chatting whilst the dogs run riot and they have absolutely no control over them. It's not such an issue with Belle as she doesn't mind anything and walk away when it starts to get out of hand but Reuben can be temperamental and more so if we are with Belle

What I can't understand is why the guy who owns the yorkie poo doesn't control his dog when he knows it does not like Alfie.

Lou, I had similar issues with Jack in his later years he became very dog aggressive and at the time there was a particular couple of dogs that used to roam loose near where we lived. I had no choice but to put him in the car to drive to the park where we would have some off lead time in the tennis courts which were securely locked and then we had to walk around the outside perimeter of the park on the main roads so i knew we wouldn't interact with dogs off lead. We could not trust owners in the park to put dogs back on lead which did spoil things a little as we have a beautiful park. What I refused to do though was muzzle him, in my mind if others could not control their dogs it was their problem. My concern was if one of these idiots did allow their dog to approach Jack I wanted him to have the ability to defend himself.  It does spoil walks though as you are always on edge.

I don't know if there is anything nearby where you can pay to have full access to a secure field? There is one advertised about half an hours drive from us and you pay for half an hour and it is exclusively yours. I've not tried ours as Reuben gets his off lead time at 5.30am so don't ever see anyone but it's something I have thought about. It may be worth asking on local pet pages if there is anything like that nearby and then you can have some enjoyable time with him and he can get off lead too xx

I thought the same about muzzling Cody but the problem I have is that people get really scared of him when he kicks off and like the case I mentioned with the GSD, the owners refuse to step close enough to me or Cody to pull their dog away while he has his mouth open. He's a typical staffy and when he does kick off, he's all mouth open wide and noisy. Most of the people we see are not staffy owners and don't seem to like the breed. I had hoped that seeing him muzzled would make them keep their dogs away. Hopefully in a couple of months, once Daisy is sorted, Cody will have his castration and his behaviour may improve a bit.

We live in the middle of a huge amount of greenbelt open space and very little is fields. I don't drive so would need something nearby. There are 2 small fenced off fields very near me but they are owned by people who use them for horses. That reminds me, Cody and Daisy got to see the horses, close up for the first time a few months back. They were amazed and stood for ages watching them love

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Lovely to see pics of of the gorgeous Cody and Daisy ... i love the christmas pics lol!

Sorry to hear of Daisy's mammary gland tumour...Poppy had a mammary gland tumour successfully removed a few years ago now with no problems since so don't worry too much (easier said than done i know), no problems since

Poor Cody having to wear a muzzle...I completely understand how frustrating it is when other owners have their dogs off lead and you cant get it away from yours...Ive been in that situation a few times myself

Great news that your dad is recovering well from his stroke xxx

That's good to hear about Poppy. I must admit, I've been worried sick since the day I knew she needed an op, mainly due to her age and now that she's going to be spayed as well, I'm even more nervous. Can't help it, she's my baby blush
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Wed 27 Apr 2016, 10:39 pm

An update.

Daisy's op had to be cancelled. We found another lump on another teat plus a very big lump in her chest area and a smaller one close to that. She's at the vets this Friday... I'm very, very worried.

Cody is at the vets tomorrow as he has awful breath and I think a dodgy tooth is to blame. He also needs the lump near the base of his tail, looking at and his feet are pretty bad again..

Will update once we know what's happening with them both.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Thu 28 Apr 2016, 8:11 pm

lou iv got my fingers crossed here for daisy ... :fingers crossed: poor Codys in the wars too isn't he no way
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Thu 28 Apr 2016, 9:37 pm

Aww bless them. Hope everything goes Ok at the vets x

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Fri 29 Apr 2016, 10:30 am

Cody is having the lump removed. The vet is pretty sure it's just a cyst but the positioning of it means that if it's not, and it gets bigger or becomes an issue, it's going to be very difficult to remove so, best to be safe and get it out now. Seeing as he's going under, I decided to have his castration booked for the same time, so, my boy is booked in for it all on the 26th of May!

His teeth and gums were fine. In fact, the vet commented on how lovely condition his teeth are for a dog his age, so that was good. She also emptied his anal glands... ewww!

Leaving in a short while for Daisy's appointment. Fingers crossed.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Fri 29 Apr 2016, 6:43 pm

Daisy is also booked in for surgery. She's having both mammary tumours removed and also having the new growth investigated and hopefully removed. The vet was a little worried at first and thought it may have been (forgive me if I get any of this wrong, I think this is what she said but it's hard to remember all the details) a tumour on her lymph nodes which would have suggested that the mammary tumours may have spread. Thankfully, after a good feel around, she is very confident that the lymph nodes are actually fine, not swollen or showing any signs for concern and that the new lump may just be an isolated mass which of course will be removed as best they can and then sent off to find out what we are dealing with.

She's booked in for the 30th of may, 4 days after Cody's surgery!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Sat 30 Apr 2016, 11:52 am

Wow, you are going to have a busy few days. Hope both ops go well xx

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!! This may be a long post..   Sat 30 Apr 2016, 2:52 pm

Thanks Jo.

Just realised the 30th is a bank holiday and I'm sure the vets is closed that day. Need to ring up and get that checked!
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