Post by wheelgarden1 on Feb 21, 2019 19:06:59 GMT -5
I love my dog...
Sharpie is my Australian Shepherd / Border Collie who tends the place with me. She's eleven years old in April, raised from five days old after her Mama died giving birth. We're the only pack she knows, and she's pack to us. A herder, she's the nipper type who anticipates movement and leads from the front. I swear, this pup is clairvoyant. And she knows me better than I do.
Today, Sharpie, the retired All-Star shortstop of the National Dog League, picks up the ball for a quick routine game. We toss and catch and retrieve, then suddenly the ball disappears. She keeps her head low and scans around looking for it. When I join her in the search, she holds her head up to me showing the ball in her mouth, and (with a big doggie smile) tags me out. Fooled by the old "Hidden-Ball Trick", once again.
"Adopt the pace of Nature: her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Post by lilolpeapicker on Feb 22, 2019 22:21:35 GMT -5
We are doing very well, wheelgarden1. She is such a sweetie. She is almost a year old now and a real joy. She loves to run around at doggie daycare and the dog park esp in the snow and goes crazy for frisbee.
However she is with my daughter for 2 weeks and will prob be there another 2 more due to my surgery. She has 2 other dogs to play with and I really miss her but just cannot give her what she needs at this time. Thx for asking.
Have a great gardening day! hoe, hoe, hoe Pea Upstate NY, zone 5
He's three years old now and shows up in bed every night somewhere between midnight and six AM. We can hear him coming down the hallway and that means get your covers in position because once he's in the bed, covers aren't moving and if part of you is out in the cold you have to stay that way until he moves again. Either that or jump out of bed, get him a treat and hope you get back to the bed before he does.
Gunner has a torn ACL so we're getting him a brace. goherogo.com/dog-knee-brace is what the vet recommended and we are waiting for the casting kit to be shipped in to the vet. They will make a custom brace based on a cast of his leg. Gunner is 83 lbs. and tends to run flat out and turns on a dime, unfortunately, all that power put too much of a strain on his leg. The first vet misdiagnosed the problem and wanted to perform surgery on the knee joint. I didn't have a good feeling about the diagnosis and it seemed more like a money grab than taking care of my dog so we went for a second opinion. The second vet knew exactly what the problem was and has a lot of experience with the knee braces. Every time Gunner goes out, I take him on the leash so he can't run; that's what he would do is take off running full speed then be limping because it started hurting again. I'll post a picture of him after he gets his new bionic leg.
USDA Zone 6a in Akron, NY on the left side of the state