Sarah Lee's Tribute
All about Sarah Lee
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’.
- Don Heinz
- Province, Country:
- MA, United States
- Date of Birth:
- Date of Death
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- First green, then blue.
- Eye Colour:
- what eyes?
Sarah Lee was such a good oobleck. She oozed happily, and beared all the hugs and squeezing we bestowed upon her. She was well loved.
Then her lushious green coat began to turn blue. I don't know why, but it did. The whole family was devistated as she fell ill. The local vet couldn't do anything because he didn't treat ooblecks. Neither did our family doctor. Of course, we didn't expect her too but we asked anyway. The kids cried every night.
We were as desperate to try better hygiene, but that didn't even work. One diagnostic specialist thought she had not eaten enough and died form an only water diet. He assured us that a stetady food supply would repair our beloved in no time. THe kids believed it too.
Unfortuantely, Sarah Lee refused the food and died only a while later. It makes us as a family realize just how precious a loved one is. Our child wanted to hold onto the body, but we assured her it wasn't hygienic. Then she said "hygiene didn't do a thing for Sarah Lee, so why should I care?" The whole family was deeply wounded by the experience.
We held the service the very day of her death. We decided to give her a watery grave, because Sarah Lee loved water. So much, in fact, that she forgot about food.
Due to the traumatic experience of first hand death, the family member that cared the most (our baby girl) has refused to speak about any other ooblecks. We are going to a breeder tonight to purchase another one so that our darling can once again be joyful. We believe that the whole family will benefit from another bundle of joy entering our lives.
We, the Heinz family, will always remember our little Sarah Lee. However, it is time to move on. We will call our next oobleck Tre due to our son's recent obsession with greenday.