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The tale of a dog.
Fri 3-Feb-12
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Toffeeapple
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What a relief that she ran home Jean!  I wonder what the poor creature went through before she came to you?  It won't be a quick fix anyway, will it?

I'll try that again!

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Well, that sounds like quite a lot of progress, I think.  You must both have the patience of a saint, well done.

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wave It seems it doesn't take much to trigger bad memories for the poor dog.  But it is fantastic that she ran straight home.  She must feel safe with you and Roy.   Not many people would have had the patience to take her back and try to reinforce good behaviour.  I'll say it again.  Heidi is very lucky to have found you both.  dog

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Fri 3-Feb-12
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wave dog As long as we are going away from home she is excellent on the lead soon as we turn homewards she pulls and tries to bolt no apparent reason  then seems to settle and walk but on the full stretch of the flexilead  I think she just lulls me into relaxing a bit . We are getting there slowly even though it's aargh at times .

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Roy, not sure this is of any hellp at all, but I thought I'd mention it, Jessie (our dog) is rarely on a lead, but when she is, if she is on the flexi lead, she pulls and pulls constantly, but if we have her on a short lead, she doesn't - rovided she's has a good run about first.

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I was thinking of you this morning when watching Fred lying against a radiator- he is so thrilled be inside in this cold weather, positively beaming- when he's awake! Good to know there is progress.

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Mon 27-Feb-12
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Jessie, our dog has injured herself again, don't really know how or when but she's not opening one of her eyes and it's weeping quite a bit, she doesn't seem in any pain, but is obviously feeling under the weather as she's just laid in her bed in front of the wood burner all day, when I've gone outside, she's come out, but then gone back in, rather than pestering me for play, which is her usual plan of attack.

Mon 27-Feb-12
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Janet have you tried bathing the eye with slightly warm salty water, it used to help my old dog Sam when he had weepy eyes.  dog

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Will do Nadine, she seems happy for me to touch it and mop her fevered brow, so I'll try bathing it

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wave  Hope she improves very soon Janet.  It is such a worry when our pets are unwell.  big_hug    I would try bathing the eye too, as long as she is happy to let you.

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Or cooled strong chamomile tea, it is what they recommend around here for eye infections and I have used it a few times when my eye feels like it is about to become infected again.

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Gradually the rewards come.

Roy has reported that lately Heidi greets him most mornings; just two or three quiet squeaks. Today she did it for me as well. As I walked downstairs I could see her in her corner and reached across the barrier to pat her, and got three tiny squeaks. That is just about the only vocalisation that she does while awake, although she does magnificent snoring and whimpering as she chases whatever in her dreams.

She has reached the stage where she is a good lead-walker on the way out, but is still rather liable to pull like a train coming home. Roy has taken to letting her off sooner and sooner " starting inside the back gate, and getting gradually further out. She runs off (proper running, not jogging) and then comes back to him several times as he nears home. He reckons she looks as though she is laughing. Once inside the back gate she comes straight in to her corner at a jog.

More and more the affection is mutual " when we stroke the sides of her face, she will rub her muzzle along our wrists, with little licks that don't quite connect.

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Fri 23-Mar-12
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Real progress Jean, must gladden your hearts.  Well done to you all big_hug

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What progress & what rewards !!  heart  smile  I had been wondering how she was progressing. I am so glad.   big_hug

 

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How lovely for you, I am so pleased that she is responding to you both.

I'll try that again!

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