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  1. Miss Julie and Zoey

    Quote Originally Posted by MissJulieLuvsZoey View Post
    Thank you for the welcomes! I had a delay here in getting back to the board. I have put up a Zoey Album in my profile. Zoey is doing good and weighs 5.3 pounds now.
    Zoey and her brother were put up as rescue from a breeder because of the "soft Knees". I don't know what kind of breeder she came from. My vet has checked her out and her knees are doing really good. In fact, he has seen them improve so much from her "carpet time" that he sees no long term effects.
  2. Surgery day (!)

    by , 31st January 2012 at 07:03 PM (The rear end rescue blog - an anal gland surgery diary)
    It went well!
    After a quiet night where the hardest thing was to resist their begging after breakfast, we were at the vet at 8.10 a.m. They love going there, so they headed straight for the door, when we were there. No matter how many pains they go through there, they have always loved to go the vet, no matter who it is.
    He listened to their hearts and gave them methadone for relaxing. Before the surgery they had blood tests done, a normal procedure at that hospital. You can choose ...
  3. Surgery day -1 day

    by , 30th January 2012 at 04:53 PM (The rear end rescue blog - an anal gland surgery diary)
    In 14 hours I will be at the vet with the dogs. I am nervous that something will go wrong¸ so I have spoken a LOT of the dogs at work today. Thankfully I have patient colleagues. Normally I abstain from speaking too much about the dogs, but I couldn’t help it today. I bet it will not be easier tomorrow, while I am waiting for news from the vet. I have a meeting at 1 p.m., and normally I would turn off the telephone, but not tomorrow. I will have to wait for news from the vet.

    Today ...
  4. Surgery day minus 3 days

    by , 28th January 2012 at 02:07 PM (The rear end rescue blog - an anal gland surgery diary)
    It is Saturday, and their operation is three days away. We have to be at their vet Tuesday at 8 a.m., and I am dreading it. Of course both Christian and I are very nervous that something goes wrong; we have heard a few horror stories. We have also got many responses about happy endings, and I pray that this will be the result here, too.
    There is snow in the garden; for the first time this winter. Yesterday I had a morning meeting and then went home to work, but the snow was too tempting. ...
  5. Facts before surgery

    by , 28th January 2012 at 02:05 PM (The rear end rescue blog - an anal gland surgery diary)
    Date of surgery: 31st of January 2012.

    Besides all the regular checks at the vet, there have been 2-3 severe infections for both Molly and Éowyn. Both had the last time a huge abscess, and both the vets we have had, have recommended surgery. We wanted to wait, mainly because of two worries: What if they become incontinent afterwards? And what if they don’t survive the operation? The vets convinced us that it is a really small risk; and to calm myself down, I decided to write a blog ...
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