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Southpaw

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I cut Cajun's nails. And she just remained lying in her bed. She didn't flail or even pull her feet away. I can't even wrap my head around how that just happened. :eek:

She's not even sedated!! Heck, even when she IS sedated she still tries to fight it!
 

Laurelin

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I put Summer in the bath tub because she pooped on herself a bit. I filled the tub then told her to stay while I got the shears. I walked back into the bathroom. Mia looked at me then promptly slinked to the tub and got in a full tub on her own!

I laughed so hard. Obviously she thought she was getting a bath too so just decided to get it over with. She HATES baths.
 

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I just got Roxie to balance all four feet on top of an exercise ball.

I have an awesome dog. I can never believe how trusting she is and the way she just does anything I ask of her... I really wish I was a more worthy owner. She is too good for me.
 

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I do not remember any of my childhood dogs reverting back to puppyhood as a senior as much as Maddie is. It's almost eerie, or like that movie the curious case of Benjamin button :p
Tonight I see her chewing on something so I approach her and signal for a drop (she's learned signals beautifully since going deaf). She gets up and runs behind the chair instead, like its her most prized position. I catch her and reach into her mouth and retrieve.... A QUARTER. Really Maddie? Really? :rofl1: this dog is going to give me all gray hair! :p


I got her license renewal in the mail for next year. Says 13 years. Does. Not. Like. :(

Also, while cleaning I found a Baiey stash behind the couch. I knew she was sleeping back there occasionally but I had no idea she had so many things stashed :rofl1: some of my favorite hair sticks and a fork that I thought I lost. A brush, a clean roll of socks, an empty plastic bottle. Part ferret? Umm... Okay Bailey.... :eek:
 

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Do normally puppies start growling and biting each other before they figure out how legs work? Or is that just heeler puppies? (Two-week-old puppies growling ferociously is possibly the cutest thing on the planet, FYI.)
 

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My sister's little ewok mutt is suddenly having seizures, and all her bloodwork came back normal :( Her real age is unknown, but she's likely somewhere between 8-10 years old.
I might go to the vet with them tonight, we are all worried it is a brain tumour.

**** **** ****.

 

*blackrose

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Are brain tumors a common cause of seizures?
Ehhhhh, not really?

Locke, a lot of dogs just have idiopathic seizures (no known cause). They manage quite well on seizure medication. :) So don't expect the worst just yet! The fact that her bloodwork was normal is a good thing, as that means all of her organs are functioning as they should be.
 

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Thanks guys. That's really good to know. I guess I jumped to brain tumour because I've known of about 4-5 dogs that have had seizures out of the blue, and all of them ended up having a brain tumour/cancer.

Yes, clear blood work is good, but it also doesn't tell us why...which is hard. It also rules out possible poisoning, diabetes, liver/kidney disease, and infections which can cause seizures.

I also thought she was too old to start having idiopathic seizures? I guess it's possible she had seizures in her first home and they didn't tell the rescue...

She has had 5 seizures in 48 hours varying from 30 seconds to 1.5 minutes. Most have occurred at night. She started seizure meds yesterday, but I assume they will take a little bit to kick in.

Fingers crossed she'll be back to herself soon...
 

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Hank and Mia just had the BEST play session. And Mia initiated it. Hank stayed very gentle and appropriate with her. And no shrieking this time.

:hail::hail::hail::hail:
 

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