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Old 05-13-2013, 11:06 AM
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I hear ya.
It's terrible! It doesn't help that I'm having a really stressful time today. I just want to be rich so I can constantly travel the world with my husband and dogs- is that too much to ask for?
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:01 PM
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This is not the vent, this is background:

I am very lucky that I very, very rarely have any kind of bad experience at my dog park. It is on acreage, is a hike/walk through style rather than a congregate/Thunderdome style, I usually go at very slow/off-peak times, and you need a permit so that tends to prevent anyone and everyone from showing up. Most of the people there are very dog savvy and have dogs who are experienced and appropriate for the park, at least the people who I see there at my regular times.

Having said that, there is a dog we see there every so often who really doesn't belong at dog parks. He charges and barks like crazy at dogs who apparently (to my eye) he feels threatened by. The lady KNOWS this dog does it because she ineffectually pleads "Dog... don't bark. Dog... don't bark!" as he's creeping up on other dogs, which has no effect on the his behavior whatsoever. So far I've never seen a fight, he just seems to want to run other dogs off.

Although I always avoid them, it doesn't matter so much when I'm there with Pip because Pip really doesn't give any effs about other dogs and just ignores this dog completely, so the dog gets no reaction from him and just sort of peters out.

When I am there with Squash, though... one time when we were leaving the park I didn't see that they were between us and the exit, and the dog charged Squash and really scared him. I had to ask her to get the dog so we could leave, she was just standing around chatting with someone and letting him do whatever he liked. Since then, if I show up and her car is in the parking lot we just go and do something else, if I see them from afar after we're already in I go a different way (there are plenty of side trails through the woods so it is easy to avoid anyone in particular). Squash definitely recognizes this dog so he is perfectly happy to stay away from it.

So here is the vent.

Today, I saw them approaching as we were starting to head out. We had just passed a big fork in the path so no big deal, I call Squash back and we go down the side path. The dog starts to follow us and the woman predictably starts calling "Dog... don't bark! Dog... don't bark!" Sigh. So I put myself between Squash and the dog and as it's creeping up on us I puff up and take a few steps toward it and say NO, GO! The dog goes back to its owner, who clearly saw the whole thing, and she says... OH GOOD DOG, DOG! GOOD DOG!

Wait, whut? I think she thinks her dog listened to her begging him not to bark? Even though she saw me rebuff his approach? I mean, I know she doesn't really think her dog's behavior is a big deal in the first place, but... now she thinks he listens to her?

Le sigh.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:50 PM
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Neither of my vets have any appointments until Wednesday for Payton... I e-mailed Auggie's breeder asking her opinion on if I should wait until Wednesday and told her I really hate to wait on eye problems. She said she doesn't like messing with eye problems either and bets he probably scratched his eye. I bet she's right actually - he likes to rub his body the entire length of the bush at my parents house and he probably scratched his eye doing that.

So I've asked her take on who else I can take him to. I can probably take him up to the vet who's just up the highway here, they are walk-ins only so will almost definitely be able to see us (they always were when Auggie was a puppy.)
BUT this is the vet who turned me away with a poisoned Auggie in my arms, botched handling Kota, and I'm almost positive killed Happy.
So I don't really want to. Even though I know this is so relatively minor it's probably no big deal, and if I can get a stain done and put him on antibiotics right away I can still have him looked at by our chiro vet on Wednesday and she can make sure it's not getting worse.

But I still think they killed Happy.

And it's hard.


Hopefully she will suggest another vet in town who is competent enough to handle an eye problem and I won't have to go to them. Because otherwise I will probably cry when I get there, sit through the entire appointment suspicious and possibly making a face like this:

and then probably cry again when I leave.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:17 PM
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Good God they have nothing to offer you until Weds? Would they let you sit and wait and see you between appointments when they have time? I don't like waiting on eyes either. Sucks that they don't have something to offer you.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:20 PM
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Still in the waiting room at the hospital. My appointment was for 1:45. It's 2:20 and they haven't even sent me for xrays yet
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:48 PM
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Doctor comes in, says "you had your surgery?" All casually..


WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
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I hope your jaw isn't bruised from hitting the floor! o.O What was he talking about??
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:41 PM
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Hahah yah...

It was nothing. I guess they had my hospital card on the wrong file, so he read my name on the card, and then read the file that said complex ankle fracture. He was like "wow, they were way off..."
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:52 PM
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Hahah yah...

It was nothing. I guess they had my hospital card on the wrong file, so he read my name on the card, and then read the file that said complex ankle fracture. He was like "wow, they were way off..."
OMG hahahaha. That's... funny and scary all at the same time.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:29 PM
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Was looking forward to spending the day with Rick, as he had today off.

Got called into work. ):<

I'm glad he's got a job, but ffffuuuu other employees for being unreliable. That's the second time in like, three days.
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