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Old 05-20-2013, 12:50 PM
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Default Cricket's tail :(

I think I posted here about Cricket's tail a couple weeks ago...came home and it had a pretty serious bend in it (still don't know how she did it). We tried splinting it as per the vet's instruction, but it's been about two weeks since the splint has been off and it's obviously still hurting her. We went back to the vet this morning and got the news that the last third of it is dead. She's going in for her spay next week so they're going to amputate that part at the same time. Surgery is in ten days, hopefully it will heal without any issues so she can get back to being herself.

I know that this is what needs to be done and that it shouldn't impair her in the slightest, but I'm so upset. I'm going to miss her long beautiful plumy tail.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:26 PM
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Awww that is sad. . I hope everything heals up well and she feels better soon!
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:57 PM
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Aww poor Cricket. At least she will be pain free once it is amputated.

And poor you. I am probably way more in love with Wassim's tail than he is and I'd be so upset if it had to come off.
I feel your pain.
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But think of how adorable she'll look with a stumpy tail!

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Old 05-20-2013, 02:24 PM
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Poor Cricket At least she'll feel better afterwards


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But think of how adorable she'll look with a stumpy tail!
Stumpy tails are the best. It keeps them from knocking things off...things....
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I can imagine how you feel boo, poor tail.

You could glue a flag on the end or something though... The possibilities are endless!
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:55 PM
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Thanks all. Some good news - we got the surgery bumped up until this Thursday, since her tail is not looking so good and she's definitely in pain. The longer we wait the more they will have to take off, so I'm glad we could schedule it sooner. She is on pain meds now and seems to be resting more comfortably, and is on very restricted exercise for the next few days.

There's a longhaired whippet specialty this weekend that she'll be missing, which is a bummer, because she always had a blast. No more conformation shows for her after this, but we should still be able to play everything else just fine.

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Stumpy tails are the best. It keeps them from knocking things off...things....
Her and Hudson will be weird-tailed twins!
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:02 PM
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Poor Cricket

I hope she feels lots better after the surgery.

Sorry about her beautiful tail...
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:42 PM
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Poor baby.

I have another friend who just had to take her dog in to be docked. He has had "Happy Tail" for 6 months and she just has had it with the blood.
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Oh my gosh no ! Whatever she did, she did a real doozy. I'm sure she'll still enjoy all the fun sports again, conformation is just one little thing, as long as she feels better after it'll all work out.
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