Age: 11 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
|Home:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ||[I have a diary!] |
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April 20th 2005
playing ball and chewing
nips, chews everything she can reach
anything that tastes good
to the oval (with all the other doggys)
I have always wanted a dog and always loved Border Collies. It took a while before I was able to get one but now I have her i love her to bits!!
she is a very cute puppy but our cats are not pleased with the new arrival. she barks at them which is not a good sign. abbie loves to play-fetch (although she hasn't quite worked out she needs to bring the ball back not just chase it), chew my shoes, chew her toys (particually the kong when it has food inside it).
born to chew!!!
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|July 14th 2005
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May 19th 2006 3:32 am
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I have just arrived home early from a easter holiday. We took Abbie with us to Tathra which is near the beach. On Saturday afternoon we took her for her afternoon walk down to a boat ramp place (in the morning we went to the main beach). It was a place where people go fishing, boating and snokelling. It is also a good place for dogs to swim.
We walked throught the bush track to get there then Abbie had a swim and a run around. She was having a ball. Abbie soon found a yummy bit of fish to pick up. I didnt really want her to eat it so i was trying to catch her. It was no good. I couldnt get near here. Abbie then dropped the fish she had and picked up something else. I didnt notice until i saw a bit of fishing line hanging out of her mouth. I knew immediately what that ment, a hook. Everything seemed to go down hill from there.
Through determination my dad and i managed to catch her, but it was too late. The hook had gone. We didnt know for sure that there would be a hook but it was VERY likely.
Feeling awful we walked back up the hill. Abbie didnt even pull on the lead. She must have sensed that we were upset/annoyed or maybe she just had a sore throat or tummy.
Because we were staying in a small town we had to go to the next town to get a vet. Luckily they did after hours. The vet was very kind and we went immediately. He took an X-ray which confirmed our worst fears. There was a very clear hook at the end of Abbies oesophegas (sp?) near the entrance to the stomache. What made it worse was the fact that is was about an inch and a half long! Pretty big, which ment it was most likely to be stainless steel and not dissolve.
That night Abbie was REALLY quiet. She just sat around sleeping on the floor. That was really weired coz Abbie is NEVER calm.
We went back the next morning for another X-ray. It had moved, but only around. The sharp bit was still in the same spot meaning it is probably stuck. The vet told us that Abbie would need surgery. He advised us to go home early so she could recover at home. We left after lunch. It was an 8 hour drive home.
It is a public holiday tomorrow so we have to find a vet which will do surgery tommorow or at least advise us on what to do.
I still cant believe what happened. Im so angry at the person who left the hook there, lying on the grass. It could have been anyones dog or a kid could have stepped on it or a bird could have eaten it.
Fish hooks are really dangerous for ALL animals. Often it hapens to the ones who dont get help like wildlife and birds.
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