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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #90 on: October 26, 2013, 06:36 AM »

Monty barks that this is great news and sends ongoing best wishes for continued improvement and health. 

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Offline Chrisem

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #91 on: October 26, 2013, 02:44 PM »
 [thumbs up] Yay for miracle hands!

Offline greg mann

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #92 on: November 04, 2013, 03:48 PM »
Here's my shop dog and part of his shop.
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Offline RKA

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #93 on: November 04, 2013, 04:52 PM »
LOL @ pallet for a bed!
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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #94 on: November 04, 2013, 05:11 PM »
Here's my shop dog and part of his shop.

No need to invest on a security system!! ;)
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #95 on: June 08, 2014, 09:13 PM »
I just discovered and read this thread. What a bunch of great dogs, and some wonderful (and sometimes sad) stories.

Here are my three 'part-time' shop dogs. The middle one goes where I go, but the other two tend to wander the yard if they can:

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Offline Tinker

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #96 on: June 13, 2014, 11:12 AM »
Here's my shop dog and part of his shop.

Greg,
Altho I had been following this thread a while back, i missed your input.
Do you use a forklift to move him around the shop?
After all, it is a pretty large space to have to move around in.   [popcorn]
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Offline Upscale

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #97 on: June 13, 2014, 09:57 PM »
Here are my three 'part-time' shop dogs. The middle one goes where I go, but the other two tend to wander the yard if they can:

Triplets!!! Must go through a ton of dog food every week. They look like they'd be great on a farm pulling the combine around.  :)

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #98 on: June 13, 2014, 11:14 PM »
Here are my three 'part-time' shop dogs. The middle one goes where I go, but the other two tend to wander the yard if they can:

Triplets!!! Must go through a ton of dog food every week. They look like they'd be great on a farm pulling the combine around.  :)

Nope, not triplets - but I do agree most people can't tell them apart.

They each eat 2 cups of dogfood per day. We keep 'em a little hungry in case any scumbag ebay or craigslister shows up wanting to 'try out' my Festool stuff at their place.

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Offline RKA

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #99 on: June 14, 2014, 08:36 AM »
Haha!  Wish that would work for me, but mine would just lick them to death!

Wow reminded me about this thread the other day...I haven't posted an update in a while.  So chili still has issues with the valve at the top of his stomach, but much less severe now that we've discontinued medications.  During the last 8 months I've only used the feeding chair during one relapse, otherwise he just needs to sit for 10 mins after eating or drinking and he's limited to 3/4 cup of fluids at a time.  With that routine he's fine 99% of the time.  A new issue developed, apparently his body is producing an excess of bile which leaks up to his stomach and causes him to throw up.  I suspect the irritation caused by this is making the original issue worse.  We've switched to a lower fat food, but that hasn't helped much.  He's on a 4x/day feeding schedule so his stomach doesn't stay empty for long and that seems to stem the vomiting.  But if I'm just 15 minutes late for his morning feeding, I'm cleaning up vomit.  I'm going to try adding some soluble fiber to his diet to see if that helps.  If any of you have run into a similar issue and have any tips I'm open to suggestions.  All in all though, we're still tied to the house so we can maintain the strict feeding schedule, but no longer spending hours a day feeding him, and on his last dr's visit she said he could stand to lose a few pounds!  The harsh winter was hard on all of us, since nobody was outside getting their daily walks in!  All things considered, we'll take it!   [smile]
-Raj

Offline RKA

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Re: Shop Dog - RIP Chili
« Reply #100 on: February 06, 2021, 09:47 AM »
RIP my little boy.  See post #45 for the intro I posted in 2013 and a few updates along the way since then.  A week ago he suddenly developed debilitating pain in his neck and back.  Over 3 days we worked with the ER docs and determined oral meds would not work, the only relief he felt was from narcotics.  At 10 1/2 years old with all his pre-existing conditions, recovery from any kind of spinal surgery to address the source of the pain was not in the cards. 

We had him since he was a puppy.  At 1.5 years he began to develop some serious health issues.  In the years that followed, we struggled trying to find better doctors, more answers and trying different things to help him along.  With persistence and time we did eventually find a routine to manage his issues and 95% of the time he was a happy puppy.  Most of our neighbors only saw him when he was feeling well and had no idea he had serious health issues.  But that 5% was rough for him.  Still, he always bounced back happier than ever and lived a beautiful life.  A friend reminded me that this pandemic gave us the chance to spend our days with him 24/7 for the last year, and boy did he love that!

I’ve lost a dog before, but this one has been more difficult than I could imagine.  We were his full time nurses and advocates most of his life.  We fired one vet and one internal medicine specialist when it became clear they lacked the diagnostic skills we needed to help him.  We were fortunate to eventually find good doctors and and dog walkers to help us with all his special needs.  For the last 6 years we never left him, except to go to work or run to the store.  Everything in our house and lives revolved around him and his needs and the hole left by his passing is almost unbearable.  Once we make peace with this loss, we hope someday we will welcome another golden into our home.  I’ve already reached out and learned most breeders are holding off this year or pre-sold 2021 litters.  At least in my neighborhood, I’ve seen a surge in new dogs over the last year, so maybe it’s no surprise due to the pandemic.

Peter and Cheese, if you read this, give yours a giant hug.

RIP Chili.  No more pain, no more suffering, but please don’t swallow any more engagement rings up there!  You can eat all the food you want!  (The pic shows his pursed lips as he complains because I’m not getting up to give him a meal)
-Raj

Offline hdv

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #101 on: February 06, 2021, 04:47 PM »
My deepest condolences for your loss​. I know how it feels all too well. It is hard. But never forget all the good times you had together. And that you spared nothing to give your friend the best life he could get. I don't know if it's any consolance, but they say dogs don't dwell on the past and the things they had to endure. They live in the now. I believe there might be some truth to that. My last dog before our current one was mistreated very very badly for the first 8 years of his life. Both physically and mentally. It took him almost a year to trust people again. But even on the very first day with us you could see he was happy to have a new home and a family where he was safe. He never went from my side up to the last day he was with us.
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #102 on: February 07, 2021, 01:18 PM »
My heart breaks for you and your family, Raj,  As someone that has a habit of adopting rescue dogs, I know where you are right now.  I'm reminded of a quote from a long-time friend.

"When a much-loved Best Friend leaves, he takes a piece of our hearts with him.  He also lovingly leaves a piece of his own heart with us to remind us
 of how much he loved us while he was here, and how much he longs to be the one to greet us when we, in turn, go to The Rainbow Bridge."

 - Zygmunt W. Hrozsmencko
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #103 on: February 07, 2021, 03:06 PM »
So sorry for your loss Raj. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ron

Offline Cheese

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Re: Shop Dog - RIP Chili
« Reply #104 on: February 08, 2021, 01:03 PM »

Peter and Cheese, if you read this, give yours a giant hug.


So sorry to hear the news Raj...I can't say anything to lessen your pain...I know, I've been there.  [crying]  [crying]

However, I did take your advice and gave a big hug and kisses to Jackson & Kaylee  [big grin] because as much as humans love to hug and kiss, retrievers love hugs and kisses even more.  [cool]

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Re: Shop Dog
« Reply #105 on: February 09, 2021, 03:59 AM »
My deepest & heartfelt condolences for your loss, Raj!

Kind regards,
Oliver
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