Oh wow, I didn't know you boys were baby bears. I'm pleased with myself that I can judge to type as it were. I see you found my profile info about my wonderful old lad Bailey. Bailey was 13 1/2 when he died last February, he was my soul mate and I miss him every day.
My younger boy Rory is 3 years old now, and is line bred back to Joshua on both sides of his pedigree through his Grandfather (Sh Ch Cataluna Gee Whiz) and his great grandmother (Cataluna Georgia on my Mind) these two were Baileys litter brother and litter sister. So he is closely related to my Bailey who was never used at stud, so the next best thing really. Bailey was Cataluna Son of a Gun, and Rory is Cataluna Doc Holliday via Trunorth.
How about your chaps, who bred them? and have you shown them?
So that means that my Bailey and your Rudy were full brothers although not litter brothers because Bailey was out of Au Contraire too. He was from the 1996 litter. It's almost a year since I lost him, I can't believe it's been that long already, I think about him every day.
Oh my gosh Julie you are going through the mill just now. I hadn't seen your thread about Seb's problems till now and didn't realise how recently you lost Rudy. It' not suprising you are all finding life so difficult at the moment.
I see you have had alot of advice that sounds so reasonable, and to be honest, you sound like you were doing everything right in dealing with it. It's that thing about TIME isn't it. Things will settle down in time, keep plodding on, Seb will not be depressed for ever, but you need to be patient with him without allowing him to make up all the rules, sometimes you may need to ignore his being silly, but give him his space.
Are those puppy photos the new boy? He looks very smart. What is his name? You and I have so much in common, I absolutely adore Dionysus, he would be my choice of sire if I were looking for a new puppy right now, you are so lucky, I'm green with envy (emerald green of course).
Stay strong and hang in there, give Sebby a kiss from his nephew Rory.
Hi Julie, I've just been reading yout latest message where you say about Puppy having the second injection again. I know you have been inundated with advice on all aspects of your difficult situation and you probably can't take much more, but............if I were in your situation I would without any hesitation get Puppy out and about. The risk of him picking up an infection is far far lower than the risk of problems due to him being undersocialised.
Honestly, I have never ever in almost 40 years of dog keeping, kept a puppy in after their second injection. I walk them out of the Vet surgery immediately after, and that's that. Mine go to training class at the first opportunity, around 13 weeks, and they go to Pets at Home, which is great because it gets them in amongst animal loving people who all want to speak to them and pet them, and it's all excellent experience, which is supremely important. Walking along a busy shopping area is also good, they need to experience crowds and traffic and as much noisy stuff as you find for them.
I'm sorry if I sound like I'm preaching at you, I don't mean to be bossy, but this is so important. All the best. I'm willing you to get through this quickly and without incident.
Many thanks for the invitation Julie and very happy to become your ES friend. Yes I lost MC the 9/05/10 and still cannot face it ... hence my pictures being not completed and in fact confusing people. Soon I will do something acceptable, I am almost ready now, but God it is hard... and MC was not my only dog, far from it!!! but my very special soul mate. Sorry for the confusion.
Hi, Good to hear from you, it's nice to see what the others look like, we have also seen pictures of their other brother Merlot. I will try and add some pictures of Harry and add them on soon, there are on the camera but haven't made it as far as the computer.
I'm bot sure whether you received my message earlier this month?
It was Canagan who died last October who suffered from Bloat. But it wasn't bloat that killed him. He didn't even make his 3rd birthday!
Garrech, although he suffered greatly at his loss (they were real soul mates and so similar in age!), is presently reasonably healthy although he also can get gassy at times. I sometimes worry about the consistency of quality of the food we all buy for our animals to eat.
We had made some headway with controlling Canagan's bloating. We stopped any kibble and fed him a hypoallergenic diet with freshly cooked rice spread over 4 meals. We gave him Zantac tablets before most meals and found that Windeeze capsules helped get rid of the gas if he started an attack. It also proved important to try to avoid him facing stressful situations such as a person he was nervous of or the local tabac where he didn't like the owners dog.
Hi Julie, thanks for contacting me.I seem to have lost your comment somehow,but let me tell you,if your puppy turns out like my Romeo in anyway at all then you are in for a treat! Sincere regards and friendship,
Hi just looked at your photos would love to have more than one setter, i was just the same loved setters from early age and got one as soon as i left home and i agree about the ears your comment made me laugh as i feel the same (",)
Hi Julie, yes i'm affraid my Finlay is ill, i thought he had sprained his paw but after 2 weeks vet didn't think it seemed better so he x-rayed said he thought it was either a bone infection or bone tumor, infection was ruled out, early Jan he had bone biopsy which was inconclusive but vet still said it was tumor but he wasn't acting like a sick dog,3 more sets of x-rays and a consultation with specialist vet all agreed my sweetheart had cancer, was told day after he was 2 in December that he'd only have 6 weeks, but no one has told Finlay, i pray every day for a miracle. Thanks for asking
Hi Julie thanks for friend invite, when i accepted i lost comment you left me, did you say your boy had a accident young? i also feel sick most days cant sleep well and either cant eat or cant stop eating, i'm going to be in a right state ("',)
Hi Juile been reading your forum page wish i was more knowledgeable and could offer some advice as l know it's very hard knowing what to do and then wondering if you have made the right decision for your boy, i had two months worring if i'd made right decision not to amputate Finlays leg but my gut feeling was no and i'm glad i stuck with that, so follow your instincts you know your boy xxx