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We're Finally Going

rainbow
March 6th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Well, we're finally going to get Chase's TPLO done. We're leaving tomorrow morning at 6:00am. :eek: We have a consultation with the vet in Kelowna at 11:00am and then he'll xray Chase in the afternoon and he'll have his operation on Thursday and we pick him up Friday and come home.

Poor Logan has to go to the kennel tonight and that makes me so sad as we've never left him before. :sad: We were going to take him along and put him in the back seat of the truck on the way home but he doesn't like riding there....he prefers the truck box. And, besides, I might need the back seat for my shopping spree. :D

I'm glad this is finally going to be over but not looking forward to the long recuperation and having to keep the boys totally away from each other. :sad:

And, it's soooo nice out today but it's supposed to rain/snow for the whole time we're gone. :frustrated:

breeze
March 6th, 2007, 03:28 PM
:fingerscr :pray: :goodvibes: :grouphug: :fingerscr :goodvibes:

things will work out..... good luck to you and chase he will be in our prays

p.s. don't spend to much:D

Prin
March 6th, 2007, 03:31 PM
:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: I really hope it all goes well, rainbow! :fingerscr :fingerscr :fingerscr :goodvibes:

brandynva
March 6th, 2007, 03:39 PM
Poor Logan! I'm glad you are going to go ahead and get it done. At least you will have peace of mind that Chase will feel better! :grouphug: :goodvibes:

rainbow
March 6th, 2007, 03:57 PM
Thanks everyone. :)


p.s. don't spend to much

I decided when I get to Petcetera I'm going to forget all about the vet bill. :D

Frenchy
March 6th, 2007, 04:00 PM
good luck :fingerscr :pray: but everything will be fine. You might want to shop for a dg cam too :D

meb999
March 6th, 2007, 04:12 PM
Good luck, Good luck, Good luck :goodvibes: :goodvibes: :goodvibes:

jesse's mommy
March 6th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Good Luck. :grouphug: :fingerscr :goodvibes:

TeriM
March 6th, 2007, 04:37 PM
You might want to shop for a dg cam too :D

:offtopic: I second that :thumbs up . We need some pics of your gang :) .

Big hugs :grouphug: and best wishes for a speedy recovery :lovestruck: .

ps ... you should check out the valium prices while shopping .... you may need some in the next few months :D .

Hunter's_owner
March 6th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Good luck with everything Rainbow.:goodvibes: You will be in my thoughts :grouphug:

chico2
March 6th, 2007, 05:17 PM
First off,I have no idea what TPLO,but I hope it's nothing bad:fingerscr
Good luck tomorrow!! Pick up some extra special cookies at Pet Cetra for Logan and Chase,maybe even some special toys!:dog: :pawprint:

Skryker
March 6th, 2007, 05:33 PM
Good luck and :goodvibes: for you and for Chase, rainbow. Hope everything goes well. (and extra :grouphug: for Logan, too. Buy him a nice toy and some cookies!).

hazelrunpack
March 6th, 2007, 06:07 PM
The Pack sends :goodvibes: and has all its paws crossed for Chase...and hazel has her :fingerscr for mama rainbow! Good luck, Chase! You'll do good, we know! :dog: Remember to do what your mama says and give her a cookie now and then for all her hard work!

Also, the Pack doesn't recommend valium for your mama, since she'll need your senses sharp--so they're sending gobs of magical setter drool to you (virtually, of course...:D ) for use in her tea. It's supposed to have calming properties. hazel almost managed to market it, but the distributor accidentally broke one of the bottles one day and was so grossed out he black-listed us! :eek: Just a few drops to a cup and she'll be able to handle anything! :dog:

erykah1310
March 6th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Good luck and have a safe trip, keeping Chase in my thoughts ( and you too) I hope everything goes well.:pray:

rainbow
March 6th, 2007, 07:06 PM
First off,I have no idea what TPLO,but I hope it's nothing bad:fingerscr
Good luck tomorrow!! Pick up some extra special cookies at Pet Cetra for Logan and Chase,maybe even some special toys!:dog: :pawprint:


Chico, TPLO is a specialized operation for torn knee ligaments. It's recommended for young, active dogs instead of the old way were they use something like fishing line to make the repairs which is likely to stretch or break over time.

And, yes, my boys and the kitties will be getting spoiled from Petcetera. :D

rainbow
March 6th, 2007, 07:10 PM
More thanks to everyone. :)

Frenchy and Teri, if I see a good deal on a digicam I'll get it but my main stops are Petcetera and Costco. :o

Hazel, thanks for the magic spittle.....I made need more in another month. :D

Prin
March 6th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Costco has good deals on digicams...;)

rainbow
March 6th, 2007, 07:36 PM
That's good to hear......less stores to try and find. :D

Frenchy
March 6th, 2007, 07:40 PM
Costco has good deals on digicams...;)

Check out their doggy beds oh , and the chicken stripes treats too !

OntarioGreys
March 6th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Goodluck and have a have trip

Stacer
March 6th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Goodluck with your trip, Chase'll be good as new.

Copper'sMom
March 7th, 2007, 12:46 AM
Good luck to you Rainbow and Chase!:grouphug: My boy had his knee surgery 2 weeks ago Monday. He is doing so well! I thought the recovery would be much slower than what it actually is. He still has a long way to go, but he is amazingly well at the same time! Copper didn't have the tplo done, he had the lateral fabellar suture (basically the way you put it - the old way). At Copper's age(6yrs), the vet thought this one would be fine for him as he will never be overly active as he once was anyway. I trust her opinion, so this is the procedure we decided on. I have no regrets as I'm sure you won't either. The whole procedure will probably be harder on you emotionally and mentally than it will be on Chase! Trust me on this one! Again good luck with it all!:grouphug:

mummummum
March 7th, 2007, 01:18 AM
:fingerscr Chase and :grouphug: to you Rainbow !!

Prin
March 7th, 2007, 03:26 AM
Oh Copper! I hope he has a speedy recovery! :goodvibes: :fingerscr :fingerscr

angeldogs
March 7th, 2007, 05:56 AM
Good luck and have a safe trip.:grouphug: :goodvibes: for Chase.and he has a speedy recovery.and :grouphug: for Logan.1.treats.2.all kinds of toys.3.dg cam.doesn't have to be in that order:D

rainbow
March 11th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Everything went well. :thumbs up The vet and all the girls were really nice and they loved Chase because he's so goofy and made them smile all day. The poor little guy's leg and whole back end is shaved though and he looks so pathetic. The vet gave us a cd of the operation but I haven't played it yet.

We got a wire cage on sale at Petcetera and Chase has been so good about going in it :angel: .....I am totally amazed. We even left him in it when we went to pick up Logan and he didn't get upset. Logan doesn't even bother him either. I put the mattress from the twin bed on the floor beside him and that's where I sleep at night so I can hear him if he starts licking.

I even found an orange cuz with solid feet and it was only $11.99 :highfive: And, a giggler ball and canvas stuffies and special cookies. The cats got new beds and a tunnel and a small condo. No digicam though. Hubby says I have to wait until he goes back to work.

Hunter's_owner
March 11th, 2007, 06:52 PM
So so glad to hear everything went well. :fingerscr

I bet Logan was very happy to see you guys. How did his days go at the kennel?

Also good that Chase doesn't mind going in the cage, that would be a big problem for me if it was Hunter. :o

Hopefully everything will just keep getting better from here and recovery will go fast.

Also hubby can get back to work soon so you can get a digicam;) How is his recovery going?

phoenix
March 11th, 2007, 06:54 PM
welcome back Rainbow!!!:grouphug:
I'm so glad that Chase's operation went well and that Logan is back home too. Sounds like things have started off well for you! I've never heard of getting the operation videotaped... wow!

Frenchy
March 11th, 2007, 07:39 PM
awww, so glad everything went fine :thumbs up we were all thinking about you. Maybe Chase likes his cage cuz he knows he has to take it easy. And Logan must feel it too. So you only shopped for the fuzzbutts ! Nothing for you ?

TeriM
March 11th, 2007, 08:11 PM
Welcome back Rainbow :D . Glad to hear that things are going well for both Chase and Logan :lovestruck: . Big hugs to all of you :grouphug: .

rainbow
March 11th, 2007, 08:11 PM
I bet Logan was very happy to see you guys. How did his days go at the kennel?

Also good that Chase doesn't mind going in the cage, that would be a big problem for me if it was Hunter. :o

Hopefully everything will just keep getting better from here and recovery will go fast.

Also hubby can get back to work soon so you can get a digicam;) How is his recovery going?


Logan was very happy that mom finally came and got him. The girl said he was very leery of her. He would come up to her when she fed him but when she took him outside to run around he wouldn't although she had no trouble getting him to go back in his enclosed run. He also kept dumping his water dish which is something he's never done at home. :shrug:

Hubby goes to the specialist next Wednesday. He is recovering fine but still can't lift anything heavy.

rainbow
March 11th, 2007, 08:17 PM
awww, so glad everything went fine :thumbs up we were all thinking about you. Maybe Chase likes his cage cuz he knows he has to take it easy. And Logan must feel it too. So you only shopped for the fuzzbutts ! Nothing for you ?

I was thinking the same thing and I'm so proud of them......I hope it lasts when Chase starts feeling better. :fingerscr

No, nothing for me, but it makes me feel good to buy for my kids. :D

joeysmama
March 11th, 2007, 08:19 PM
I'm glad that everyone is recovering at your house. Hubby, furbabies etc. It sounds as though everything went well and life can go back to normal !:goodvibes:

Frenchy
March 11th, 2007, 08:20 PM
He also kept dumping his water dish which is something he's never done at home. :shrug:



:laughing: he just wanted to show them he wasn't happy being there .

TeriM
March 11th, 2007, 08:25 PM
:laughing: he just wanted to show them he wasn't happy being there .

Yes, he probably didn't want them to like him so they would make you come back and get him :D . My friend's dog is like that when the leave him with her mom. He will only walk to the end of the driveway and then refuses to go any further. They are sure it's because he wants to make sure he is home when they come back for him :lovestruck: .

rainbow
March 11th, 2007, 10:53 PM
:laughing: he just wanted to show them he wasn't happy being there .


That's what I thought or else he knew it would get him some attention. :p

hazelrunpack
March 11th, 2007, 11:21 PM
:highfive: Yay, Chase!

How is he doing with the stitches? Beware of day 7. That's when they get itchy... :eek:

We always do the nighttime post-surgical watch, too. he he he The first victim of sleep deprivation is always hazel's short-term memory. It's such a relief when the stitches come out! :D

angeldogs
March 12th, 2007, 02:14 AM
So good to hear everthing went well for Chase.
Both must be happy to be home.and all the kids with new things mom and dad bought.it's great there is no problem with Chase and the crate.:grouphug: for the kids.

Prin
March 12th, 2007, 02:30 AM
Yey for Chase! :) I'm so glad it went well. :) I think it's cool that you got a video, but honestly, I'm not sure it's fun to watch when it's your own baby.:o

I'm glad he likes his cage and that he got a cuz.:D

So.. uh... you didn't buy a digicam? :o :sad:

chico2
March 12th, 2007, 07:46 AM
So glad everything went well for Chase and everybody is back home on the way to recovery:dog:
I don't blame you buying stuff for the kiddies,I love to buy things for my boys(cats)that they don't play with:frustrated: birdfeeders/houses for outside etc..
As for Logan,my cats always misbehave when we are on holiday,it's their only way of protesting:laughing:

Skryker
March 12th, 2007, 09:14 AM
:highfive: that things went well, rainbow! That's good news indeed!

rainbow
March 12th, 2007, 12:12 PM
:highfive: Yay, Chase!

How is he doing with the stitches? Beware of day 7. That's when they get itchy... :eek:

We always do the nighttime post-surgical watch, too. he he he The first victim of sleep deprivation is always hazel's short-term memory. It's such a relief when the stitches come out! :D


One of the stitches broke before we even picked him up from the vet. It was at the bottom and has since healed. I know all about sleep deprivation......I feel like a walking zombie. The things we do for our kids eh?

rainbow
March 12th, 2007, 12:18 PM
Yey for Chase! :) I'm so glad it went well. :) I think it's cool that you got a video, but honestly, I'm not sure it's fun to watch when it's your own baby.:o

I'm glad he likes his cage and that he got a cuz.:D

So.. uh... you didn't buy a digicam? :o :sad:


That's why I haven't watched the video yet. :o

Ummm....he doesn't like his cage.....he puts up with it.

And, no digicam ....spent over $200 on the cage and kids presents.....nothing left for mom.

Frenchy
March 12th, 2007, 12:23 PM
That's what I thought or else he knew it would get him some attention. :p

Maybe he was saying to them ; my mommy pays good money for me to be here so keep the clean water coming :laughing: So not a good night Rainbow ? I hope you have a nice set up (for you I mean)

hazelrunpack
March 12th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Do you have a Dreaded Elizabethan Collar handy? If you get really exhausted, it won't hurt Chase to wear the DEC in his kennel for a few hours... At least you'd get in some decent sleep! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :D How many days till the stitches come out? :grouphug:

rainbow
March 12th, 2007, 05:47 PM
We bought one of those dreaded EC's....man those things are expensive...it came to $25.31 with the taxes. :eek: But, he can't turn around in the kennel with it on. :rolleyes:

His stitches are buried. ;)

mummummum
March 12th, 2007, 09:10 PM
Glad to hear the Rainbow clan has survived (so far anyway !) the TPLO ordeal.

If the EC gets to be too frustrating for Chase, OG made a great suggestion when Ceili had her "whizzer" done. There is a specialized collar that looks and fits much like a cervical collar (the "whiplash" :rolleyes: foam & velcro neck collar you buy at the drugstore) ~ if you had a cervical collar at home you could put that on him for a spell.

:grouphug: to the Rainbow clan :pawprint:

Prin
March 13th, 2007, 04:32 AM
Ummm....he doesn't like his cage.....he puts up with it. Oh... Sorry. :o Good that he's trying to be a good boy then? :o

Sorry you didn't get any presents. :sad: :grouphug:

How was today? :fingerscr

Copper'sMom
March 13th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Glad to hear all went well Rainbow! Here's hoping Chase has a speedy recovery!!!:goodvibes: 2 weeks after surgery, I took Copper in to have his stitches removed - he only had 2 left out of 5! We did go see the vet after he lost 2 just to be sure all was ok and the 3rd one came out the day before our appointment. His incision is healing very nicely - even though it looked like he was butchered and thrown back together!!

How does Chase's incision look? Is it straight or jagged looking?? I'm just wondering because Copper's had looked awful!

breeze
March 13th, 2007, 07:51 PM
welcome back rainbow so happy things went well but not so happy you can't get the rest you deserve
chase and logan must be very happy with the gifts you bought them but nothing for mom :sad: and yes what we do for our kids fur and nonfur
:goodvibes: :goodvibes: :goodvibes: :goodvibes:
:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: for everyone !!!!!!

you know what they say things will get better in 10 days

rainbow
March 13th, 2007, 07:58 PM
Oh... Sorry. :o Good that he's trying to be a good boy then? :o

Sorry you didn't get any presents. :sad: :grouphug:

How was today? :fingerscr


I took his pain patch off today but he's still on the Metacam. It was nice and sunny today so hubby took his cage outside and stayed with him while I vacuumed and washed the floors. I still feel "beat up" because these old bones don't like the mattress on the floor routine too much.....oh, to be young again. :D

rainbow
March 13th, 2007, 08:03 PM
Glad to hear all went well Rainbow! Here's hoping Chase has a speedy recovery!!!:goodvibes: 2 weeks after surgery, I took Copper in to have his stitches removed - he only had 2 left out of 5! We did go see the vet after he lost 2 just to be sure all was ok and the 3rd one came out the day before our appointment. His incision is healing very nicely - even though it looked like he was butchered and thrown back together!!

How does Chase's incision look? Is it straight or jagged looking?? I'm just wondering because Copper's had looked awful!


Chases's incision is fairly straight....it is only crooked where his leg bends. We don't have to get his stitches out in two weeks because they're buried.

How long ago was Copper's surgery done?

rainbow
March 13th, 2007, 08:08 PM
welcome back rainbow so happy things went well but not so happy you can't get the rest you deserve
chase and logan must be very happy with the gifts you bought them but nothing for mom :sad: and yes what we do for our kids fur and nonfur
:goodvibes: :goodvibes: :goodvibes:
:grouphug: :grouphug: for everyone !!!!!!

you know what they say things will get better in 10 days


Thanks Breeze. At least I can have a nap if I really need one as I'm a SAHPM. :D

Why will things get better in 10 days? :confused:

breeze
March 13th, 2007, 08:14 PM
I don't know lol lol when things get bad people always tell me to wait 10 days and things get better, does it i am not sure I usally forget the thing i'm worried about lol lol unless it's something very important.

Frenchy
March 13th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Why will things get better in 10 days? :confused:

The stitches will be gone by then ?

rainbow
March 13th, 2007, 08:17 PM
See post #46 and #52....his stitches are buried. :)

Copper'sMom
March 13th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Chases's incision is fairly straight....it is only crooked where his leg bends. We don't have to get his stitches out in two weeks because they're buried.

How long ago was Copper's surgery done?

3.5 weeks ago. We go next week for another check up. He should start putting his toes to the ground when he walks, but he hasn't been doing this too often as of yet. He will stretch his leg out fully, so that's a good start. We must work on building his muscle back up. Poor guy, his leg went to mush! He lost all of his muscle tone in that leg. And he too was completely shaved - the fur is grwing back in nicely now. It was hard massaging his leg after being shaved - didn't feel so good!

Frenchy
March 13th, 2007, 09:30 PM
Speedy recovery to Copper and Chase :goodvibes:

TeriM
March 13th, 2007, 11:29 PM
See post #46 and #52....his stitches are buried. :)

So how did they close up the external part of the wound then? Sigh ... that digi-cam would be so useful right now :D. Glad things are going well for Chase and also for Copper :thumbs up . Sorry things aren't so comfy for you Rainbow :sad: . Can't you put his crate next to your regular bed?

Prin
March 14th, 2007, 12:59 AM
:grouphug: :grouphug: These past few months have been so hard, eh, Rainbow? I just hope everybody heals nicely and you can get back to "normal". :goodvibes: :fingerscr :fingerscr :fingerscr :fingerscr :goodvibes:

Peepmouse
March 14th, 2007, 01:21 AM
I'm so glad to hear that everything went well with Chase, Rainbow.:highfive: :goodvibes: I hope you'll be able to get some rest so you don't get to exhausted.:fingerscr
I'll keep you all in my thoughts & prayers, that Chase will be good as new in no time...:grouphug:

rainbow
March 14th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Thanks Peepmouse. :o

Last night I tried to sleep in my bed but Chase kept whining so I gave in and laid on the floor mattress. There's not enough room in the bedroom to fit the cage in. Hubby got up at 5:00am this morning so I crawled into bed and got some good sleep until 8:00am. :)

breeze
March 14th, 2007, 04:39 PM
Last night I tried to sleep in my bed but Chase kept whining so I gave in and laid on the floor mattress. There's not enough room in the bedroom to fit the cage in. Hubby got up at 5:00am this morning so I crawled into bed and got some good sleep until 8:00am. :)


3 hours sleep is not enough for you to have the energe that you need to take care of chase ..... you have to take care of yourself in order to take care of chase

:) I hope you can get some well deserved sleep tonight :fingerscr

rainbow
March 14th, 2007, 04:58 PM
I do sleep when I'm on the floor mattress but very lightly so I can hear Chase if he starts licking too much. And, he moves around alot and the cage is very noisy which keeps me awake. It was just extra nice to have 3 hours of solid sleep this morning. :cloud9:

breeze
March 14th, 2007, 05:02 PM
I do sleep when I'm on the floor mattress but very lightly so I can hear Chase if he starts licking too much. And, he moves around alot and the cage is very noisy which keeps me awake. It was just extra nice to have 3 hours of solid sleep this morning. :cloud9:

I understand I wish there was an other way for you :sad:

Prin
March 14th, 2007, 05:03 PM
:grouphug: I'm glad your hubby gave you a little break. I really hope everything gets easier soon... :fingerscr :goodvibes:

rainbow
March 14th, 2007, 05:07 PM
Thanks Breeze and Prin. At least if I have a bad night I can always take a nap in the daytime. :)

breeze
March 14th, 2007, 05:08 PM
Thanks Breeze and Prin. At least if I have a bad night I can always take a nap in the daytime. :)

you ever wonder why things are worst at night then during the day??

rainbow
March 15th, 2007, 05:55 PM
I find there are nights when I'm dead tired falling asleep in front of the tv so I go to bed and then I just lie there......can't sleep because the day's events keep going through my mind or I keep thinking about what I have to do the next day and my mind just keeps racing. :frustrated:

Then, there's the nights like now, when I have to tell myself not to fall asleep completely because I have to keep one ear open. :rolleyes:

rainbow
March 15th, 2007, 05:59 PM
Oh, and I forgot, the latest antics around here......the dogs are still being good :highfive: but Jasmine (one of the cats) has decided it's so much fun to stick her paws into the cage to tease Chase. :rolleyes:

Prin
March 16th, 2007, 02:05 AM
hehe, "who's got the power now, eh, chump!" :evil:

:grouphug: I hope Mr Hubber appreciates all this aching and sleep deprivation... :queen:

hazelrunpack
March 16th, 2007, 09:49 AM
Jasmine-kitty, that's not nice! :p

Although it might be good quiet entertainment for Chase to learn how to play like a cat... :D

When does he go in for another check, Rainbow? And how does he seem without the pain meds? Is he pretty comfortable?

Hope you slept better last night! :grouphug:

chico2
March 16th, 2007, 05:04 PM
Rainbow,I am sorry you are not getting any sleep:sad: and Jasmine bad kitty:cat: but maybe she is helpingChase keep his mind off the pain..
At least the procedure is over with and it will only get better,right:thumbs up

rainbow
March 16th, 2007, 07:40 PM
hehe, "who's got the power now, eh, chump!" :evil:

:grouphug: I hope Mr Hubber appreciates all this aching and sleep deprivation... :queen:

Yes, that evil little smiley suits Jasmine to a tee. She loves to tease the dogs. :evil:

Mt. Hubber has been pretty good. He got up at 4:30am this morning so I could crawl into the bed. :cloud9:

Prin
March 16th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Mt. Hubber has been pretty good. He got up at 4:30am this morning so I could crawl into the bed. :cloud9:That's sweet. But maybe he needs to exercise a bit more so you don't call him Mt.:D

rainbow
March 16th, 2007, 07:46 PM
When does he go in for another check, Rainbow? And how does he seem without the pain meds? Is he pretty comfortable?

He goes in two months for an xray unless something goes wrong before that. I took the pain patch off on Tuesday but he's still on the anti-inflammatory (Metacam). He seems fine....too fine in fact. :frustrated: When we take him out to go to the bathroom he just wants to play. :sad:

rainbow
March 16th, 2007, 07:47 PM
Rainbow,I am sorry you are not getting any sleep:sad: and Jasmine bad kitty:cat: but maybe she is helpingChase keep his mind off the pain..
At least the procedure is over with and it will only get better,right:thumbs up

Thanks, Chico. :) I'll try to explain that reason to Chase. :D

rainbow
March 16th, 2007, 07:50 PM
That's sweet. But maybe he needs to exercise a bit more so you don't call him Mt.:D

HA HA HA.....that must have been my subconcious typing. He's gained at least 12lb. since he's been home. :rolleyes:

Frenchy
March 16th, 2007, 07:59 PM
Oh, and I forgot, the latest antics around here......the dogs are still being good :highfive: but Jasmine (one of the cats) has decided it's so much fun to stick her paws into the cage to tease Chase. :rolleyes:

:laughing: Jasmine = :evil: So sorry about the sleeping thing Rainbow. I command you to take more naps !

rainbow
March 17th, 2007, 12:01 AM
And, now she's jumping on top of the cage and sticking her paws down from the top. :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
March 17th, 2007, 12:03 AM
And, now she's jumping on top of the cage and sticking her paws down from the top. :rolleyes:

he he he She doesn't want her buddy to get bored! :D

brandynva
March 17th, 2007, 12:10 AM
I'm so glad the procedure went well and everybody is back home safe! I hope you get some solid rest soon! Concerning the noisy crate: We put a blanket between the plastic crate bottom and the wire and that helped with the noise a LOT. Also, the edges where the pieces come together can be noisy so we use cable or zip ties and tightened those babies down real good. The noise factor went waaaaaay down. I'm not sure if this is the cause of the noise, but there's some tips free of charge! :D

rainbow
March 17th, 2007, 12:22 AM
Thanks for the tips, Brandy. I'll have to try the blanket underneath the bottom piece. I'll let you know if it works.

rainbow
March 17th, 2007, 03:28 PM
It really helps.....thanks again, Brandy. :)