All about Ginger
Limber Tail Syndrome (AKA cold tail, dead tail, broken wag) is quite common among some breeds of hunting dogs, such as Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Pointers, Setters, and Beagles. It is a condition in which the tail becomes limp and sometimes painful after exertion, particularly during inclement weather, swimming, or in an under-conditioned dog. It is a condition well-known to hunting dog owners and trainers, but not commonly seen by veterinarians. The syndrome is characterized by the swelling of the muscles at the base of the tail (the wagging muscles, which are also used heavily during swimming when the tail may serve as a rudder). These muscles are bound to the tail by a tight ring of connective tissue. As the muscles swell and expand, the connective tissue begins to serve as a tourniquet – cutting off normal blood flow.
When increased pressure within a confined space results in reduced blood flow, it is known as a ‘compartment syndrome’.
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- Province, Country:
- BC, Canada
- Syrian Hamster
- Date of Birth:
- Date of Death
- 2004, June 5
- Coat Colour:
- Golden Brown
- Eye Colour:
GINGERbits & stuff:
name: Ginger (dude!)
weight: 0.44 lbs - approximately 200 grams on our kitchen scale.
height: 2 inches
breed: Syrian hamster, Golden brown in color with white underside.
has never bitten anyone - ever!
never grouchy, is not bothered when being wakened from her sleep. she expects a treat though.
loves to eat fresh fruits and veggies, yogurt drops, and dried alfalfa.
loves the hamster wheel. loves the hamster ball for exploring the house.
very clean. loves to lick herself (a form of self-grooming for hamsters).
territorial. a common behavior, poops and pees in the four corners of her cage. she sometimes pees in corners while in her hamster ball exploring.
she's a SqUeAkEr! the only hamster i have ever known to "talk" by squeaking. whenever she needs attention or gets excited, she squeaks. by sqeaking back she is sure to answer with a squeak.
has 6 stages in her daily routine: sleepingzzz (with bathroom breaks, eating and drinking in between) => just-woke-up (ears held back, eyes still droopy, but loves to be petted) => alertawake! (eating, drinking, excercising) => squeeeaking (excercising, all warmed up and excited, friendly and needs attention) => alertawake!-and-squeeeaking (exercising but she gets still and tail is rises especially when being petted) => bedtyme (meticulous in gathering enough bedding and food hoarding, sticks 'em in her mouth and dumps it all in her little house) => and the cycle goes on...
usually gets hiccups in the early evening, just about the time she has just waken up.
undoubtedly the best hamster pet and companion one could ever have!
was known to have easily "chewed" her way out of her habitrail safari cage. was once found taking a stroll through the second floor area outside my room.
gradually developed a way of communicating with humans in the form of hamster squeaks to grab attention from nearby people.
Ginger loves pictures. is known to stay still during camera shots during the "alert but squeaking" stage of her daily routine.
GOD'S GARDEN MUST BE BEAUTIFUL God saw you getting tired, You didn't deserve what you went through, And when I saw you sleeping, - Author Unknown IN OUR HEARTS We thought of you with love today. We think of you in silence. Your memory is our keepsake. - Author Unknown
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped His arms around you,
And whispered, "Come to Me".
So He gave you rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He only picks the best.
So peaceful and free from pain,
I could not wish you back
To suffer that again.
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.
God saw you getting tired,
You didn't deserve what you went through,
And when I saw you sleeping,
- Author Unknown
IN OUR HEARTS We thought of you with love today. We think of you in silence. Your memory is our keepsake. - Author Unknown
We thought of you with love today.
We think of you in silence.
Your memory is our keepsake.
- Author Unknown
Sadly, Ginger has gone to Hamster Heaven on 06/05/2004 around 3:30 pm. Good night, sleep tight, sweet dreams ginger dude! She now lays peacefully in our backyard.