Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 12th, 2010, 01:01 PM
Sylvie's Avatar
Sylvie Sylvie is offline
Senior Contributor
Space Invaders Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Caledonia, Ontario
Posts: 1,519
Briar's Boo Boo

Briar is doing much better today. He is still sore, but that is to be expected.

Thought I would post a picture of his bandage. It is so cute, not that he cares.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Sylvie

Owned by

Bree 12 year old GSD
Keesha 8 year old GSD
Cyrus 7 year old GSD


RIP: All my angels.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old September 12th, 2010, 01:16 PM
14+kitties's Avatar
14+kitties 14+kitties is offline
150% PRO S/N
Starcastle Champion, V:force Champion, UFO Shoot Out Champion, Parachute Panic Champion, Mission To Mars Champion, Disc Dash Champion, Crazy Closet Champion, Railway Line Champion, Penguin Pass Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MYOB
Posts: 15,408
Aww Briar He is soooo sweet! I'm glad he's doing better.
__________________
Assumptions do nothing but make an ass out of u and me.

We can stick our heads in the sand for only so long before it starts choking us. Face it folks. The pet population is bad ALL OVER THE WORLD!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old September 12th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Chris21711 Chris21711 is offline
-
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Queensville, Ontario
Posts: 8,992
It sure is a funky bandage Sylvie...wishing Briar a quick recovery
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old September 12th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Rgeurts's Avatar
Rgeurts Rgeurts is offline
Senior Contributor
Tetris Champion, Cell-Out Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,966
I'm so glad to see he's recovering well! What a sweet baby
That bandage is just too cute!!
All Nanook ever gets are the solid colors like white or blue
__________________
"Obey my dog!" - Mugatu

"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" ~ Theophile Gautier


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole" - Ok... whoever said this has never had a sick or special needs baby. They ARE our whole life!

R.I.P. my sweet, handsome Thorin. You are missed dearly Dec. 25, 1999 - Mar. 4, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old September 12th, 2010, 01:50 PM
diandpat's Avatar
diandpat diandpat is offline
ZiggyZuzuZoeyRaggzy&Keena
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,978
Sweet Briar...he looks very comfy to be home. I am sure he will recover quickly and safely and this hurdle will be passed as well.

He has such a sweet face
__________________
Mum to Ziggy (6) and Zuzu (5), Zoey (8) and Raggzy (3) Keena (2)...my own little Heaven!

Ginger and Hobo at the Bridge (Valentine's Day 2011) but NEVER forgotten <3...

"‎I have sent you on a journey to a land free from pain, not because
I did not love you, but because I loved you too much to force
you to stay" ♥ ♥

We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness.
It is here on earth and has four legs!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old September 12th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Sylvie's Avatar
Sylvie Sylvie is offline
Senior Contributor
Space Invaders Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Caledonia, Ontario
Posts: 1,519
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rgeurts View Post
That bandage is just too cute!!
All Nanook ever gets are the solid colors like white or blue
It was the vet tech who put the little add ons. She told me that they come with the bandage but the vets never use them. It is too bad, because it did bring a smile to my face when I picked him up.

Briar's new bandage is dark green with a fire hydrant and another smilie.

Just mentioned to hubby how much the vet bills have been in the last week and we both agree he is worth every penny.

Thank you everyone for all your well wishes and I am sure they helped. He is a little fighter.
__________________
Sylvie

Owned by

Bree 12 year old GSD
Keesha 8 year old GSD
Cyrus 7 year old GSD


RIP: All my angels.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old September 12th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Rgeurts's Avatar
Rgeurts Rgeurts is offline
Senior Contributor
Tetris Champion, Cell-Out Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,966
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylvie View Post
It was the vet tech who put the little add ons. She told me that they come with the bandage but the vets never use them.

Oh!! Ok... next time I'm going to ask for that! It would make me smile too

Just mentioned to hubby how much the vet bills have been in the last week and we both agree he is worth every penny.
LoL, I can certainly relate, and agree! They're definitely worth it
__________________
"Obey my dog!" - Mugatu

"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" ~ Theophile Gautier


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole" - Ok... whoever said this has never had a sick or special needs baby. They ARE our whole life!

R.I.P. my sweet, handsome Thorin. You are missed dearly Dec. 25, 1999 - Mar. 4, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old September 12th, 2010, 02:24 PM
mastifflover's Avatar
mastifflover mastifflover is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,007
Briar looks like it is just a bump in the road glad he is on the mend I love his bandage very cute
__________________
Robin
A dog has so many friends because they wag their tails not their tongues.
R.I.P. Buddy 2002-2008 The best Mastiff ever.
Now owned by Clark the Crazy American Bulldog
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old September 12th, 2010, 03:35 PM
Winston's Avatar
Winston Winston is offline
Mom of 3 precious Angels
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hamilton Ontario
Posts: 7,300
Theres that sweet boy! I love the bandage!! glad to hear they put a little extra into how he looked!

worth every penny!!

Keep it up buddy!!
__________________
Tabitha April 10, 1995 - August 23, 2013
Bomber April 10, 1995 - July 12, 2010
Winston Nov 15, 1999 - September 15, 2011
Sophie Aug 30, 2011

"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
-Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old September 12th, 2010, 05:22 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,591
Sylvie,I must have missed what happened to Briar,but he looks to be on the mend.
He looks so very soft and cuddly,beautiful.
My vet also put colorful bandages on Rocky every time he had a blood-test,usually with hearts and things..
I think that's a very nice touch.
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old September 12th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Dee-O-Gee's Avatar
Dee-O-Gee Dee-O-Gee is offline
You can call me DOG!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,645
I'm with Chico2 in that I missed what happened as well.

Hope Briar is doing much better.
__________________
A dog wags his tail with his heart
Dogs have Masters--Cats have Staff

Rest in Peace Bailey: 12/10/95-1/9/09 (Golden Retriever)
Rest in Peace Kitty: 7/1/2000 - 10/7/2013
Rest in Peace Gryphon (sounds like Griffin): 10/15/2004 - 11/18/2017 (English Springer Spaniel)
Bella: 3/09/2005 LHD Cat adopted by/from Child
Mollie: 6/2/2009 (English Setter)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old September 12th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Tundra_Queen's Avatar
Tundra_Queen Tundra_Queen is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northern Ontario
Posts: 5,603
Me too...what happened to Briar? He sure is pretty. I hope he is all better soon.
__________________
~Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits~


~Tegan 9 year old yellow lab~
~Wilbur 9 year old LH cat~
~Mirabelle 18 mos dsh~
~O'Shawnnessey 18 mos dsh~
~Darby 1 year old dsh~
~Mindy 7 yr old shih tzu~
~Dexter 10yr old Salmon (large goldfish)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old September 12th, 2010, 08:38 PM
luckypenny's Avatar
luckypenny luckypenny is offline
Doggie Wench
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Philippe-de-Laprairie, Qc
Posts: 11,812
Oh Briar, I'm completely in love with you !!

Sylvie, I can't believe you've been keeping this gorgeous boy from us . Tell you what, you can make it up by posting more pics of him . Not sure if you ever mentioned it but, how did he come about to be a member of your family?
__________________
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." -Will Durant
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old September 12th, 2010, 08:48 PM
ancientgirl's Avatar
ancientgirl ancientgirl is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 15,069
Oh, he is a handsome boy. I love the little add-ons on the bandage. Poor sweetie. I hope he gets better soon.
__________________
There are only two rules at my house: House rule #1. Cats rule. House rule #2. See rule #1.

http://nuriaandthegang.shutterfly.com/
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old September 12th, 2010, 11:13 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 53,740
Aw, there's the sweetie!!! And so fashionably bandaged!

Heal up quickly, Briar!!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old September 12th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Sylvie's Avatar
Sylvie Sylvie is offline
Senior Contributor
Space Invaders Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Caledonia, Ontario
Posts: 1,519
Quote:
Originally Posted by luckypenny View Post
Not sure if you ever mentioned it but, how did he come about to be a member of your family?
13 years ago, we were asked to foster him for K-9 Vision in Guelph. He was not doing well in the kennels. We fostered him for 7 months. Took him to Obedience School and exposed him to all kinds of different things. He passed every test they gave him with flying colours. Then they decided he would be a special needs dog. They worked with him for 6 months,we did not see him. We were waiting to be invited to his graduation and then out of the blue we got a call that he was not doing well in the kennel and did we want to purchase him. Well, you did not have to ask us twice. Hubby picked him up the next day and then picked me up from work.

I was so excited to see him, but when I went to the car there was a shell of a golden in the back seat. There was no life in his eyes. He did not even acknowledge that there was a person there. (not like a golden) To make a long story short, we worked with him and turned him into the happy fellow that he is today.

We love that little fellow very much, even though he is not a shepherd
__________________
Sylvie

Owned by

Bree 12 year old GSD
Keesha 8 year old GSD
Cyrus 7 year old GSD


RIP: All my angels.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old September 12th, 2010, 11:38 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 53,740
I'm glad he made his way back to you!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old September 13th, 2010, 08:16 AM
aslan aslan is offline
-
Asteroids Champion, Starship Legend Champion, Rabbit Hunter Champion, Magic Ball Champion, Candy Tetris Champion, Bounce Back Champion, Breakout Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: toronto, on
Posts: 15,600
Sylvie i'm just seeing this now....YAY for Briar being such a strong old boy and i love his spiffy cast too...Qman says if he's half as handsome as Briar at that age he'll be happy. Briar you keep healing up nice for your mommy.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old September 13th, 2010, 08:52 PM
Sylvie's Avatar
Sylvie Sylvie is offline
Senior Contributor
Space Invaders Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Caledonia, Ontario
Posts: 1,519
Thank you everyone for your kind wordsand all the .

I think it might be working.

Went to the vet today and they took Briar's bandage off. We need to let the air at the wound. It looks pretty good so far. His temperature was normal. The only problem is that I am having trouble getting him to eat his food.

I am able to get him to take his medication by giving him timbits, but he cannot live on timbits. We will see what tomorrow brings.
__________________
Sylvie

Owned by

Bree 12 year old GSD
Keesha 8 year old GSD
Cyrus 7 year old GSD


RIP: All my angels.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old September 13th, 2010, 09:55 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 53,740
I wonder if his tummy is still a little 'off' from the anesthesia? I hope he eats for you soon, Sylvie

Glad to hear that his owie is healing well!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old September 13th, 2010, 10:31 PM
Dee-O-Gee's Avatar
Dee-O-Gee Dee-O-Gee is offline
You can call me DOG!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,645
Great to hear the bandages came off for air. Not eating could very well be from the anesthesia or just his body trying to regain it's normal composure.

Hope he regains his appetite soon!
__________________
A dog wags his tail with his heart
Dogs have Masters--Cats have Staff

Rest in Peace Bailey: 12/10/95-1/9/09 (Golden Retriever)
Rest in Peace Kitty: 7/1/2000 - 10/7/2013
Rest in Peace Gryphon (sounds like Griffin): 10/15/2004 - 11/18/2017 (English Springer Spaniel)
Bella: 3/09/2005 LHD Cat adopted by/from Child
Mollie: 6/2/2009 (English Setter)
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old September 14th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Sylvie's Avatar
Sylvie Sylvie is offline
Senior Contributor
Space Invaders Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Caledonia, Ontario
Posts: 1,519
I was just opening tuna for sandwiches and he came into the kitchen. I put the tuna water over his kibble and he wolfed it down. I am so glad he ate.

Now I have to give him his pills that will be another ordeal.
__________________
Sylvie

Owned by

Bree 12 year old GSD
Keesha 8 year old GSD
Cyrus 7 year old GSD


RIP: All my angels.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old September 14th, 2010, 06:14 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,757
Glad his boo boo looks good and hope it heals well.

Is he eating today?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old September 14th, 2010, 06:16 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,757
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylvie View Post
I was just opening tuna for sandwiches and he came into the kitchen. I put the tuna water over his kibble and he wolfed it down. I am so glad he ate.

Now I have to give him his pills that will be another ordeal.
Ooops, I didn't see this before I posted since I got "page cannot be displayed" the first time I hit reply.

Glad to hear that he's eating again .....do you give him his pills with canned food?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old September 14th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Frenchy's Avatar
Frenchy Frenchy is offline
-
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Quebec
Posts: 30,227
Quote:
Originally Posted by rainbow View Post

Glad to hear that he's eating again .....do you give him his pills with canned food?
I'm so late in this thread omg I love him he's beautiful and you will have to post more pics of him now the bandages were too cute !

I always give my guys their pills in cheese or peanut butter , so far , none have complained

speedy recovery Briar !
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old September 14th, 2010, 11:09 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 53,740
Hurrah! Glad his appetite is coming back! Was he a good boy about taking his pill, I hope?
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old September 14th, 2010, 11:52 PM
14+kitties's Avatar
14+kitties 14+kitties is offline
150% PRO S/N
Starcastle Champion, V:force Champion, UFO Shoot Out Champion, Parachute Panic Champion, Mission To Mars Champion, Disc Dash Champion, Crazy Closet Champion, Railway Line Champion, Penguin Pass Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MYOB
Posts: 15,408
Good boy Briar! You eat for mom!
__________________
Assumptions do nothing but make an ass out of u and me.

We can stick our heads in the sand for only so long before it starts choking us. Face it folks. The pet population is bad ALL OVER THE WORLD!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old September 15th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Sylvie's Avatar
Sylvie Sylvie is offline
Senior Contributor
Space Invaders Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Caledonia, Ontario
Posts: 1,519
No he was not a good boy taking his pills. He used to the best of all my furbutts pets for taking pills. Now he won't take anything that has a pill in it. He used to love plain timbits till I started hiding the pills. He loved peanut butter till I put the pills in there. Anything I use he stops eating. He is a spoiled brat, but an at the same time. I am getting but hopefully, it won't go on much longer.

He ate his dinner last night and some brecky this morning. Now I am going to give him dinner, hopefully, he hasn't got tired of tuna yet.

His leg is looking pretty good. Hates to have the cone on, but it does keep him from licking. It has almost been a week. Can't believe how fast time goes.
__________________
Sylvie

Owned by

Bree 12 year old GSD
Keesha 8 year old GSD
Cyrus 7 year old GSD


RIP: All my angels.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old September 15th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Winston's Avatar
Winston Winston is offline
Mom of 3 precious Angels
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hamilton Ontario
Posts: 7,300
Yayyyyy! You be a good boy tonight Briar! I am sure you can trick him with something!

Give Briar a smooch for me! Have a good day tomorrow!
__________________
Tabitha April 10, 1995 - August 23, 2013
Bomber April 10, 1995 - July 12, 2010
Winston Nov 15, 1999 - September 15, 2011
Sophie Aug 30, 2011

"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
-Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old September 16th, 2010, 02:44 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,757
Aw, it's so frustrating when they won't co-operate taking their pills. If only they would realize that we're doing it for their own good.

Have you tried giving him a couple pieces of hot dog and then a piece with the pill? Or can you hide it in canned tripe? Is it absolutely impossible to just put it down his throat?

Glad his leg is looking good and you know we all would love to see more pics.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 PM.