August 17th 2013 5:38 am
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OMD I was Diary Daily Pick and I didn't even know it.
Thank you so much to all my paw some furiends for all their condogulations.
My new ear is healing from the reconstructive surgery and is very itchy. I have to go back to see my vet Kirsten in 3 days time to get all the stitches out. There are so many stitches in my new ear mommy thinks I'll probably have to have another big sleep at the vets
Mommy and Daddy have been keeping me real close to them while I'm healing so as my body will be as stress free as possible, so as my body has the best chance ever to heal.
This has caused a barrage of serious accusations of theft from daddy.
Daddy brings his back pack home from work every day, and whole packets of cookies have been going missing from his bag.:(
It was most unfortunate I was caught with daddy's latest water bottle top between my teeth chewing it so that the water squirted into my mouth, and I have accordingly been associated with the disappearance of the packets of cookies from his bag.
Hmmmmm the pathway to even competing at our huge National dog show is extremely stressful, and I sure hope I can compete in the show dog coliseum we all aspire to compete in even once in our lifetimes - even if we don't win anything.
My mama Bella won Best GirlOf Breed, and Runner Up Best Of breed in 2008.
The competition is so extremely tough, and while my kennel was feeling quietly confident I might just be lucky enough to achieve what my mama Bella did, my injury is a major set back.
I'm sure hope my ear is healed enough so I can hold if high in the air and defend my extremely beautiful mama's title.
August 8th 2013 7:20 pm
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Mmmmm I've just finished the most.delicious lunch of fresh snapper filet that mommy cooked in crispy golden egg batter and now I'm playing with one of my teddy's in the sunshine. I'm also keeping an eye on my four puppies who are in their runs in the distance.
Libby and Glamour are lying in the sun sound asleep. Polly is playing with a toy in her big kennel and Digger is chewing on a bone. Digger's ears were starting to be a concern because they were a little slow to stand up, so daddy gave him some bones to chew and now they are standing up like all good GSD ears should.
Thinking about ears brings me to recall the sad events of yesterday that ended up with me having a very long sleep at the vets, daddy getting a broken finger, and mommy staying home from work today.:(
Virtually all the dog breeders have problems sooner or later when they have any amount of dogs with dog fights, from chihuahuas to Great Danes - no breed seems to be exempt from it. :(
Now at our house its me and Holly that don't get on. Holly is the top dog at our place and ever since last year her and I just haven't gotten on at all.
Yesterday morning when mommy was on her way out to clean out my puppy's kennels before she went to work she told daddy that she was going to shift me from one run to another one. Daddy forgot and let Holly and our boarder doggy Turbo out. :(
Holly and Turbo ran up behind me and started a fight. By the time mommy and daddy broke it up I was left covered in blood, and daddy had broken his finger. :(
Mommy had to put me in the bath and wash me down to try and see under my fur where all the blood was coming from. The only place it was coming from was my right ear that was just hanging down with a huge piece torn completely out of it.
Mommy rushed me to our vets as soon as she had stemmed the blood flow.
I felt very sad, and I cried coz my ear was so sore.
When I got to the vets I was so upset I was sick on the floor.
Georgi my vet nurse gasped when she saw me.
"OMD, Xena your ear is a terrible mess."
Thea the vet who saw me said exactly the same, and told mommy that the only thing that could be done was to cauterise it to stop all the bleeding. :(
I buried my head in mommys suit jacket and cried.
My beautiful ear would never stand up again, and I would never be able to go to another dog show ever again. :(
It was right at that moment that my favorite vet Kirsten came along and patted me.
"Oh dear Xena," she said as she looked at my ear, "I think you need to have a big nap."
I was very happy to have an injection in my leg, and I even held my leg out when I saw Bryley the operating theatre vet nurse holding a drip tube and a breathing tube.
I just knew that they would make my sore ear all better.
Mommy said prayers as the operation to reconstruct my ear started.
Kirsten carefully peeled back the remaining skin that was left on the back of my ear and then set about fixing all the damage.
About an hour later I woke up in the recovery room on a soft mattress with a warm fluffy blanket over me. Mommy was stroking my head and Georgi was taking the drip out of my leg.
My ear didn't hurt anymore. My ear was full of lots of tiny stitches you could barely see, and it was standing up straight and pointy again - I had a brand new ear! :):):)
Mommy took me home and I spent the rest of the day sleeping on her bed.
Last night and today I've had to keep going and looking at my new ear in the bedroom mirror. Mommy thinks I'm just making sure my new ear is still standing up, and I'm being very careful not to knock it on anything when I'm playing with my toys.
My new ear looks almost the same as my old ear did, except daddy said my new ear is as good as gold plated. :):):)
Thank goodness for my wonderful vet Kirsten - I reckon she's magic if she can give you a new ear when your old one gets really badly broken. :):):)
August 3rd 2013 7:30 pm
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We were showing again today, and I was much more settled than yesterday. The judge really liked me today and chose me as her runner up best girl out of 20 dogs - yay I beat that smarty pants Georgi's daughter called Angie. :)
Angie thinks she's going to beat me at all the shows now, and she probably will beat me at some, but not if I can help it. :)
Daddy and mommy were both really pleased with me today, and now I'm going out in the garden with mommy to help her prune her 100+ roses and do some weeding. Maybe Turbo our boarder doggy will come and play with me.
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