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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Northern Canada

    Yah Pirate!

    Pirate had to go to the vet yesterday for some bloodwork. My vet wouldn't give me any more meds for her until she had bloodwork done.

    She was not happy. She flipped out when I tried to put her in the truck. It took me a minute to realize that she doesn't spend much time in the front part of the yard--she can see her old home from there. I'm sure she thought I was trying to take her back there and she wanted no part of that! Once we got by that place, she laid down and napped in the back seat. She did not freak out at the clinic; she didn't pee all over the lobby and she didn't try to nip the tech who did the blood draw, all three of which she did last time we were there! She was fine getting back in the truck after her appointment. Maybe she believed me when I told her we were going home and she could spend the afternoon inside!

    Dr. Rick just called with her results and everything is perfect. All her values are right in the middle of the normal range! She doesn't have to go back for at least six months and she can keep taking her meds at the current doses, which are working wonders for her!

    Now she can continue with her busy lounging schedule!

    I heard her voice yesterday for the first time, when she told Ozzy in no uncertain terms that she was not sharing her water bowl!
    If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you must find the courage to live it.
    --John Irving

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Yay Pirate!!
    I'm so happy she is doing so well. Pirate, you make sure to let those others know you have a voice and won't hesitate to use it.
    I bet it startled you at first to hear her!

    I will miss you forever, my sweet Scooter Bug. You were my best friend. 9/21/1995 - 1/23/2010
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Illinois, USA
    Oh, Pirate! This makes me so happy I just like mad! Do you normally share a water bowl with Ozzy? I bet mum was surprised to hear you tell him what you thought of him wanting to drink from yours! Happy resting in the yard, sweetheart. Sure do like your pretty face and ears. hughughughug
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    North East Ohio
    Yeah for Pirate in Deed!!!
    ~Angie, Sierra & Buddy
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Methuen, MA; USA
    Sitting here with an ear to ear !

    Hooray for Pirate; Hooray for Tamara, for having faith in this beautiful lady!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Northern Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom
    Do you normally share a water bowl with Ozzy? I bet mum was surprised to hear you tell him what you thought of him wanting to drink from yours!
    She shares the big bowl with all the yard dogs, but this one had baited water in it. Baited with Ol' Roy Puppy Crack. Pirate loves baited water, no matter what I put in it. I think it reminds her of her younger, working dog days.

    I actually started to tell Mac and Ozzy to knock it off! Never occurred to me that it could be Pirate snarling!
    If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you must find the courage to live it.
    --John Irving

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Chihuahua, Mexico
    way to go mate!!

    so glad everything is better and I bet her improvement was impulsed by you taking her in... ((HUGS))......

    what a cute thing to hear her voice!!... she realizes she´s HOME!....
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Central NY
    Good work, Pirate!! She's such a stunning girl. I love her coat.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Great to hear Pirate is doing so well! She is a beauty.
    Forever in my heart...

  10. #10
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    Mar 2005
    Ridge Manor, FL
    Great news Tamara...yay for Pirate.
    Amber: Mom to Connor, Carson, Sadie, Maggie and Grant

  11. #11
    Wonderful news! I'm glad to hear all is well with her.
    Wow, she's drop dead gorgeous. I guess I need to spend more time on PT so I don't miss out on seeing such beautiful dogs! :]

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Aquidneck Island
    This makes me smile too! I'm so happy for her, what a great home you've given her! Now that she's been with you a bit, do you still think she's stone deaf? At least she's talking, taking care of business.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    That is great news Tamara!!!
    She is such a beauty ...... :-)
    "No dog is born either vicious or friendly, but rather a blank slate that is moulded, for better or worse, by the owner."

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Findlay, OH
    I am glad Pirate's bloodwork came out fine. She deserves to be able to enjoy her retirement years - thanks for giving her that chance.

    "That they may have a little peace, even the best
    dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally."
    --William Feather

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Alberta, Canada
    Gorgeous girl...lounging there just happy!

    How great she is healthy! Yes, Pirate, you guard that water of yours!

    Wonderful...Tamara, bless you for taking her in!

    Hee hee...I wonder if her former, er, *owners* will get to see her.
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

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