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  1. 15th March 2008 - The boys are going to be neutered

    I really didn't think that I would ever get Sonny & Beau neutered. I've always been against unnecessary surgery and I love the boy in the boy. However, I do have to admit that what started off as a very rare pee in the house, has started to be more frequent.

    When we adopted Sonny at age 2 he was very easy to housetrain (well he already was) & he didn't mark in the house. Beau also was very easy to housetrain. The problem seemed to start when Beau hit puberty and I thin the problem ...
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  2. 16th August 2007 - Sam at the vets

    Ohhhh! I hate it when my babies aren't home with me. My 9 y/o Sam the Boxer had to undergo surgery today for some problems in his mouth. Old Boxers are notorious for their dreadful mouths and Sam is no exception. He also is an anaesthetic risk with a reputation for being highly unstable while under. Last time he needed an anaesthetic the vets had to abandone half of what they had hoped to do because of this. So for some time now our vet has been making us aware that Sam's mouth would one day need ...
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  3. 30th June 2007 - The sun is shining again

    I fixed Scarlett's little grave up today. Now that the sun is out and the ground has dried after weeks of rain, her little spot is rather a nice place for her to be. We live on acres, with part of the land being mown & made dog safe. The rest of the land has been left natural. It is our own little private wildlife sanctuary. This is where we laid Scarlett to rest. She is not too far from the dam and her area is surrounded gum trees, she oaks & native shrubs of many kind. I added some more ...
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  4. 29th June 2007 - See you when we get there Scarlett

    We put Scarlett to sleep yesterday morning after her 7 month long battle with seizures, loss of co-ordination, muscle strength & cognition. There was no questioning that the time had come. We got the vet to come to our home & and she went her way as we cuddled her infront of the fire. She went gently as it should be and having just had the feast of her lifetime.

    We buried her in a watery grave & under torrential rain, as it has been here for weeks now. I had visions of
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  5. 27th June 2007 - Painful crossroads

    We’ve reached a crossroad with Scarlett (11 ½ year old Boxer). The past month has seen a very rapid deterioration in her condition. Despite an increase in her anti-epileptic medications, her seizures have increased to about 5 per week. More problematic though is that during her non-seizure times her quality of life seems to have plunged. She is now having difficulty walking without falling, stands there staring into the nothingness until she falls over and then gets back up to continue staring ...
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