Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Vinnie Wood ('93-'96)
Dogster stats for Vinnie Wood ('93-'96)
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Vini Vidi Vici; Vincenzo
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Laps, electric blankets, opera
Pesky children, ducks.
A plastic green and pink dinosaur; Vinnie chewed his head off, and it was love after that.
All walks, any walk, short or long, just take me on a walk!
Catching the ball and snax in mid-air; singing along to Nessun Dorma
Vinnie and Madeleine came to us together when they were just eight weeks old. When we went to pick them up, they were playing with their littermate in the yard. The three of them were clamped onto a paper towel roll, running around the yard as if yoked together. Cute! We lived on a lake then and we used to take them for walks around the lake. One time, Vinnie was running excitedly, racing Papadog. Apparently, he didn't notice that the ground ended and the lake began. He looked like Wile E Coyote, his paws scrambling as if running over the edge of the water, only to land with a splash!
When Vinnie was only about 18 months old, he broke his leg. He was sitting on Mamadog's lap and suddenly jumped off to the ground. He landed wrong and broke his leg. I can still still hear his scream.
Vinnie needed surgery to put a plate on his leg. He was in the hospital for several days, and then came home to recuperate. About six months later, we were told to have the plate removed. The idea was to reduce the chances that he would suffer a stress fracture above or below the plate. We were told that, at the time, there was a split of opinion among vets on this issue. About half of the vets thought removing the plate was the prudent thing to do. Yes, a risk always exists with surgery, but it was a limited risk. The risk of a stress fracture, however, would never go away. In such a young dog, leaving the plate on would more likely than not result in a stress fracture. So we had it removed.
Vinnie used to go to bed before the rest of the family. We'd be watching TV in the living room with Vinnie and Madeleine sitting on our laps, usually snuggled under a blanket. When Vinnie was ready for bed, he'd just go back to the bedroom and root under the covers. Later, the rest of us would join him.
New Year's night 1996 (about four months after we had the plate removed) Vinnie, following his usual routine, went to bed before the rest of us. We all came to bed some hours later, finding him asleep under the covers at the foot of the bed. The usual.
Sometime after midnight, Vinnie got up, probably to go potty. He got tangled in the covers as he tried to jump off the bed to the floor when we heard his scream. This time, he shattered his leg in the fall. We rushed him to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning. The doctors could not save him. Papadog held him as he went to heaven
We miss him still. He was a really good boy. Vinnie Wood (1993-1996) www.jdwood.com/dogheaven
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|June 25th 2004
||More than 11 years!
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