Chaz 1 year tonight. Best mate forever.

stuss

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Sorry for twittering on but chaz waited 3 weeks til I came home..loyal.honest and there waiting me to come home
Miss him more words could ever mention. Cya soon m8 xx
 

grahamer67

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My daughter and my son in law got their border collie put to sleep last week, he was just 7 year old, but this last 6 months he had been snapping and biting at them both, just out of the blue and any of their friends that called to the house were afraid to go in as he went for a few of them. They had him at several different dog training schools and seen quite a few vets trying to hopefully get him better controlled, but it was all to no avail as each of the vets all gave the same advice in the end up. He had always been great with me, never did i see his nasty side as they did, i liked taking him up on my local mountain walk, which he loved and he was always well behaved, but ultimately my daughter and son in law were frightened in case he went for one of my grand children or indeed any child, but he had always loved being around the kids and he always seemed to like playing with them, but i suppose it was probaly better to go with the vets advice as he was a very big muscular collie and they couldnt take that chance, but he was good for me especially since i retired from work early, i asked them on the day to change their minds as i knew how hard it would hit them and it did, they have found it really hard and are both struggling, i just hope it was for the best and trying to help them cope, good to get this of my chest, sorry for the long post.
 

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My daughter and my son in law got their border collie put to sleep last week, he was just 7 year old, but this last 6 months he had been snapping and biting at them both, just out of the blue and any of their friends that called to the house were afraid to go in as he went for a few of them. They had him at several different dog training schools and seen quite a few vets trying to hopefully get him better controlled, but it was all to no avail as each of the vets all gave the same advice in the end up. He had always been great with me, never did i see his nasty side as they did, i liked taking him up on my local mountain walk, which he loved and he was always well behaved, but ultimately my daughter and son in law were frightened in case he went for one of my grand children or indeed any child, but he had always loved being around the kids and he always seemed to like playing with them, but i suppose it was probaly better to go with the vets advice as he was a very big muscular collie and they couldnt take that chance, but he was good for me especially since i retired from work early, i asked them on the day to change their minds as i knew how hard it would hit them and it did, they have found it really hard and are both struggling, i just hope it was for the best and trying to help them cope, good to get this of my chest, sorry for the long post.
Some dogs, like people, are mentally disturbed, some have brain damage from birth and will never be like 'normal' dogs, these dogs, unfortunately, even though they are lovable most of the time are not safe to be around children, and some of the more powerful ones, even around adults.
You could have taken their dog in and maybe it could have worked out but there was always the chance he could have turned on you for no reason.

I've just taken my 13 y border collie to France with me, she wasn't impressed, she doesn't like bangs and it thundered for two days but overall she enjoyed most of it, although the resident dog, Jack kept trying to mount her. She chased him off for the first two days, then when he lost interest she was like a floozy, flaunting her giddy bits to him while he feigned disinterest. by the end of the week they were both sleeping in a dogpile in front of the woodburner in the bar as I played darts and drank beer.
She gotta go vets tomorrow, few small lumps on her dog boobs that i'm not happy about
 

stuss

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It's good to get it all out. I do feel for you.. As pet lovers we all have to make that decision @ some point..unfortunately .
 

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Sorry for twittering on but chaz waited 3 weeks til I came home..loyal.honest and there waiting me to come home
Miss him more words could ever mention. Cya soon m8 xx
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Do hope your dog's going to be ok.
The anxiety before a trip to vets is truly awful
Yes my dogs ears go blood red inside with stress when we walk into the vets she’s normally very placid and loving but she turns when she sees the vet, my advice to anyone that loses a dog is just get another one straight away preferably a rescue dog, I feel your pain stuss.
 

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IMG_2608(1).JPG Think dog's have a radar regards vets..
Chaz"s best mate keeps caron company.. Lexi the New Founfland
Pic of Lexi In the snow....

Good luck @ the vets m8.
 

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forgot to update this thread.
The vet said they are one of three things, milk deposits, benign tumours or malignant tumours.
Even if they remove them and put them under a microscope, they still wouldn't know which of the three they are :confused:
They said if they were to remove them, they would need to remove her entire back two nips, also perform a hysterectomy at the same time, this is too much to risk on what could probably be nothing, especially considering the dog's age.
She said it could take years for the lump to start growing and I said i'd keep my eye on it, if it does start to change shape or get bigger, I'll think about having it removed then. She's loving life at the moment and this thing is only as big as a grain of rice so will monitor it and see how it goes
 

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Thanks you lot,reading this has got me blubbing,I'm in the same boat as you stuss and I just miss having my best friend kipping on my lap 'til the wee small hours
<<<< there she is in my avatar

One pic she has just moved in at 9 months young,the other she's @14

Have a magical adventure and wonderful experiences with all your pals and loved ones,give Jake & Mickey a massive kiss and cuddle for me Noodles and I yearn to join all of you as soon as my time comes.Daddy will love you all forever ( remember we did promise to love each other all our lives and just because yours was shorter than mine does not mean that bond will ever be broken)
11.JPG Del-Boy 007.JPG
 

stuss

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Really sorry regards your dog she had a great life.loved and cared for. Until the end I really do feel for your loss
 

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So easy to get attached, we got woodys ashes back on wednesday, another sad day, worse still is that my daughter has lots of pics and videos of him in happier times, i cant bring myself to watch them. She still has an 8 month old black and white collie bitch, who misses her big brother very much, we just have to look out for her now and she is going to obedience classes and a dog training school, have to try and make sure history does not repeat itself. To Pablo good luck with her and i hope she stays happy, and to Del boy sorry for your troubles and i feel your pain.
 

samsid

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forgot to update this thread.
The vet said they are one of three things, milk deposits, benign tumours or malignant tumours.
Even if they remove them and put them under a microscope, they still wouldn't know which of the three they are :confused:
They said if they were to remove them, they would need to remove her entire back two nips, also perform a hysterectomy at the same time, this is too much to risk on what could probably be nothing, especially considering the dog's age.
She said it could take years for the lump to start growing and I said i'd keep my eye on it, if it does start to change shape or get bigger, I'll think about having it removed then. She's loving life at the moment and this thing is only as big as a grain of rice so will monitor it and see how it goes
to my mind you made the right decision, years ago we had a female springer Cindy, At 8 she had small (coin sized ) lump on mammary gland, after watch & wait it began to grow rapidly to a fist size after months of the smaller ,within days. She had 2 mammary glands removed,as precaution, the biopsy returned 'guarded prognosis' they couldn't say whether it was or wasn't cancer. 9 months on she was getting uncomfortable, not herself, the vet then spayed her & removed cystic ovaries, she was spayed for suspected pyometra, a womb infection, it wasn't the case.6 weeks later she just dropped dead at vets,during a check up. She was 9 at the time, while it appeared she needed some of the ops, she may not have needed the womb removal. The little lumps you dog has, could be bad, equally likely they could be limpomas, benign fatty deposits/tumors that are common in all dogs over 10, if shes in good form, you're right to let her enjoy life & get on with things, with hindsight I'd never have agreed to the 2nd op, a friend who is also a vet, thought it was too much for a dog in her health ,to have 2 ops so close together,especially as pyometra itself isn't directly life threatening, hope all goes well for you and your little lady
 
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