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  1. This one has been bugging me, especially since it seems to be slowly coming back. When Kellie was in vet ICU, they drained a green mucus-like infection from her lungs daily. Symptoms of this infection included fatigue, disinterest in the world, and uncontrollible wet hacking. I initially thought it was Kennel Cough, but my research says Kennel cough is dry hacking. So my question is, what could it be, and is there any chance Kellie's immune system is developed enough to combat it with the assistance of anti-bacterial meds, and/or vitamins?
  2. Here's 3 pics of Pheonix I'm putting up for Joe Anne.... He's one good looking dog! And here's the Photobucket Website
  3. Nicely put Melanie! I'm suddenly reminded of Jack London's The Call of the Wild. Dogs do what they have to to survive, it's neither good nor bad, that's just the way it is.
  4. I hope she gets well also. Does her shoulder lock? It sounds like tissue in the shoulder, not just the muscle, is torn and the nerves are dead. If this is the case, the only option I know of is surgery to repair the damaged portions, but its very unlikely she'll have feeling there again. My knee does something like that (not happy with insurance co, but that's another tyraid :mad: ). You could hope for the best, that time will heal it, but I think you should talk to the vet. Sorry, I know its not good news, but its all I can do without more info
  5. Ancira, I stayed out of this on purpose cuz I had an idea of where it was heading, but I wanted to tell you I thought the pup was cute (even if right now it does look like a little rodent ), and will grow up to be a beautiful dog. Sorry things went so bad for you. Didn't we learn anything from the last post where a breeder was named? Granted that situation was a bit different, but I think we all need to stop wearing our hearts on our sleeves and get the facts before we jump into assumptions. BTW Jason, I thought you handled the whole thing really well.
  6. hehehe, it almost makes him look like a "demon pup" And from what you've said, he's got the personality to match! I'd probably start calling him the blue eyed devil! Thx for the new pics
  7. Always good news, but still, keep an eye on her.
  8. I've never had adverse side affects, but perhaps others have? Or know something I don't (a very real possiblity concerning several things ). Almost forgot, MichiganBC, check your private messages in top left cornor of main page
  9. Ditto on all accounts. And take a stool sample to the vet when you go.
  10. Wow, for a moment, that sounded like Kellie's first week with me, but she had runs along with everything else. Are you sure she's constipated? Kel would whine cuz she was incontinant and it hurt. I took her to the vet and that's when I found out she had round worms (the shelter said they had dewormed her) and really bad kennel cough that would have killed her. (BTW MichiganBC, Kel was only 1 mo old when I got her. She and her littermates were dumped at the shelter by her mom's owner).
  11. Best of luck, as requested Kellie and I also started classes, her problem is obeying commands when other dogs are in the room. She wants to play, not work But we're getting better.
  12. I agree with kelpiegirl, go with your gut. If you think you can rehab Sam, do so, or euthanize if you think its best. Its hard for me to offer advice on this one, Vicki. I wasn't there, I didn't see Sam's total reaction. Sorry, but all I can say is go with what you think is best.
  13. Lorraine, I can't see them. Your lik sends me to your login page
  14. This might sound dumb, but are you sure it wasn't a bite of fear? I've had a couple of animals, both domestic and wildlife rehab, that have bit out of what they thought was self preservation. This one cat I have screams, bites, and scratches any time you get close to her paws b/c some kids continuously yanked on them when she was little (everything just shy of breaking the bone). Point being, I know some animals bit out of the memory of pain, and its really not intentional at all. Especially if its a sensitive area.
  15. Welcome! I'm gonna have to sheepishly say get a rescue as well. My Kellie is a rescue, and, aside from a few fixable issues, she's the best dog I've ever had. And she's only 18 mo old. But if you're dead set on a breeder, go for working, not AKC. Others can elaborate and help you with that.
  16. Personally, I've never been keen on breeding for looks-at all. As far as sport, the sacrifice to the BC breed is enormous. What is being "created" is no longer a border collie. Eventually genetics will win out, these dogs will lose their herding instinct. I can see intuative reactions becoming slower and these dogs losing some of that intelligence that make this breed so incredible. By breeding for purly flyball, temperment, agility, ect. what is being created will eventually be an entirely new breed. Its not right to call them border collies, because in the long run, they won't be.
  17. Thank you. I still think the pups are cute also
  18. Ooooohhh....look at those eyes! He's a cutie no doubt. Hope he and Tucker get along alright... If not, you know I'm right around the cornor from the windy city, and I'll be glad to take him off your hands!
  19. Nice, I'll keep you updated on how Kel's doing.
  20. lol, Sandra! The great thing is that the close friendship btwn Bandit and Kellie continued until Bandit's death. As soon as I get my scanner back, I've got some more photos of them as "young adults" I'll put up.
  21. Yep, I was really impressed. I fly out at Battle Creek, so really its not that far, and I actually live in the eastern portion of Comstock. I'm glad to hear you say its nice though, I was kinda nervous. Are you gonna come to the agility trial they're hosting in October?
  22. In these, Kellie is 6 weeks old, and Bandit is about 10 weeks.
  23. lol, that's the same lamb I got Kel for Xmas! She always manages to rip the back open though. That's why she has Wal-Mart sheep now.
  24. Kel and I are going to start attending classes at Taking the Lead Dog Training Center! The actual time and has yet to be confirmed, but like next week. (crossing my fingers on that on ) There we're gonna work on some obedience, play a lot, and agility. I would say Kel's excited to be going, but she's taking a nap right now. I guess I better get back to studying...
  25. Thx y'all. I guess Kellie's fine for now then, but I'll have to make sure I keep an eye on it. I never was concerned about her hearing now, I was just curious for any future dogs I get.
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