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In other news. My little dog Stanley, who keeps me sane - largely by biting me if I fail to live up to his standards - is approaching 'end-of-life' ~he is 13 , which is a good age for a pedigree dog. For a few weeks his back legs have failed to wake up with the rest of him , which is not unusual in an old dog. they kick in after 10 minutes or so.

Unfortunately today he tried to run down the stairs before the ten minutes - he heard something outside that obviously , to the doggie brain needed to be seen off and he fell down the stairs. I'm afraid he has broken one of his front legs :-(

He is asleep ATM on my bed - will take him to vets tomorrow to get the diagnosis.

He isn't quite dead yet - he took a chunk out of my right hand when I was lifting him on to the bed because I must have hurt him. Or maybe because that's just the way he is :)
 
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Sorry to hear of Stanley's fall. If the leg is indeed broken and needs to be splinted how much of a hassle would it be to keep him downstairs until it heals?
 

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Sorry to hear of Stanley's fall. If the leg is indeed broken and needs to be splinted how much of a hassle would it be to keep him downstairs until it heals?
I'll have to put up some sort of barrier to stop him trying to climb the stairs, otherwise OK.
 

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Update - he is now an inpatient at the vets. Suspected broken bone in his paw. Xray today

I know my concern is probably an over-reaction, but the little chap has been my friend and comfort these last 10 years after I lost my wife.
 

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Update - he is now an inpatient at the vets. Suspected broken bone in his paw. Xray today

I know my concern is probably an over-reaction, but the little chap has been my friend and comfort these last 10 years after I lost my wife.
Hope they can fix him up.
 

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In other news. My little dog Stanley, who keeps me sane - largely by biting me if I fail to live up to his standards - is approaching 'end-of-life' ~he is 13 , which is a good age for a pedigree dog. For a few weeks his back legs have failed to wake up with the rest of him , which is not unusual in an old dog. they kick in after 10 minutes or so.

Unfortunately today he tried to run down the stairs before the ten minutes - he heard something outside that obviously , to the doggie brain needed to be seen off and he fell down the stairs. I'm afraid he has broken one of his front legs :-(

He is asleep ATM on my bed - will take him to vets tomorrow to get the diagnosis.

He isn't quite dead yet - he took a chunk out of my right hand when I was lifting him on to the bed because I must have hurt him. Or maybe because that's just the way he is :)
I hope your faithful companion lasts a while longer.
 

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I was reading that:

"Snake Venom, a fortified Scottish beer, has been the world's strongest beer, at 67.5%, since October 2013. It has a sweet, nutty aroma, a fruity flavour and fiery, intense finish".

Presumably we hold a large stock, available on special occasions, like, someone's birthday.

Fetch them forthwith, my good innkeeper. Sounds like they'll make for one helluva party. :evillaugh:

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Terrier update. He is supposed to be having 'cage rest'. I put him the dog crate that I have from when we came back from the US (originally intended for a larger dog). He tried to bite his way out. Since he was in clear distress and not getting any rest I discarded that idea. Let out he he has been trying to chase cars and when not doing so just standing and crying. At least I have been able to get food down him and his pain-killers were mixed in with the food.

The little thug absolutely refuses to just lay down and rest, which is what he needs.

This is going to be a long and worrying few weeks :-(
 

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Has the vet given him something and it hasn't worn off yet?
 

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I miss Wendy's . Thought their burgers were better than BK or MickeyD's when I was in the states.

Bought Stanley Terrier some extra treats today. But worried he's gone from too active to too quiet. What an old worry-wart I've become.
 

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I miss Wendy's . Thought their burgers were better than BK or MickeyD's when I was in the states.

Bought Stanley Terrier some extra treats today. But worried he's gone from too active to too quiet. What an old worry-wart I've become.
Wendy's definitely made the best burgers. They had branches here, but pulled out. Why?
 

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Has the vet given him something and it hasn't worn off yet?
I saw my doggie once miraculously transformed by a vet's injection. She had a kidney infection, which he diagnosed by an eye-popping bit of glove-puppetry! Hers and mine both! He administered an antibiotic and my fingers were crossed that it would work in a day or two.

In fact she was almost instantly up and about! She had been carried there but walked home, leading the way!

Clearly there was some magic in that needle - or it was the fear of the glove which stopped her malingering! :nods:

She lived to the age of 19, some seven years after this scare!
 

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Well, the poor chap is going to have to have an operation. Probably have to take him to Liverpool - he needs a specialist orthopedic surgeon. I was a bit reluctant because of his age - he's insured so cost isn't that much of a problem. But the vet showed me the xray. He's got a clean break in three toes and the fourth one is shattered. (A greenstick fracture) and the attempt to just hold them in place has failed.

If the operation doesn't work he could lose the paw.
 

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Well, the poor chap is going to have to have an operation. Probably have to take him to Liverpool - he needs a specialist orthopedic surgeon. I was a bit reluctant because of his age - he's insured so cost isn't that much of a problem. But the vet showed me the xray. He's got a clean break in three toes and the fourth one is shattered. (A greenstick fracture) and the attempt to just hold them in place has failed.

If the operation doesn't work he could lose the paw.
Thinking of you both, Cochise.
 

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Well, the poor chap is going to have to have an operation. Probably have to take him to Liverpool - he needs a specialist orthopedic surgeon. I was a bit reluctant because of his age - he's insured so cost isn't that much of a problem. But the vet showed me the xray. He's got a clean break in three toes and the fourth one is shattered. (A greenstick fracture) and the attempt to just hold them in place has failed.

If the operation doesn't work he could lose the paw.
I won't say break a leg! Hope the operation goes well.
 

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Well, the poor chap is going to have to have an operation. Probably have to take him to Liverpool - he needs a specialist orthopedic surgeon. I was a bit reluctant because of his age - he's insured so cost isn't that much of a problem. But the vet showed me the xray. He's got a clean break in three toes and the fourth one is shattered. (A greenstick fracture) and the attempt to just hold them in place has failed.

If the operation doesn't work he could lose the paw.
Best wishes to both of you, Cochise.
 

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