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Posted by: Pipi5 Sep 21 2011, 10:53 AM
Greyhound life is never dull. I got off work Monday about 2:30 & ran to the store, then delivered some lasagna to a family that the wife is having surgery today.
Got home & went to letting everyone outside & I noticed ViviAnn had pooped in her crate. That is just not possible. She never messes up her crate & she's completely house broken. So I took her gently by the collar & was going to check her over & her eyes were completely shut. Swollen!! Nose swollen, neck swollen. But still happy to see me. I quickly loaded her in the car & turned on the a/ the other dogs back in the house & headed to the vet. They put us in a room & the vet came in...gave her a good exam & found some red marks on her neck. She gave her a shot & some benedryl & we headed home. Lil girl was sound asleep before I got on the interstate.
Tuesday morning all the swelling was gone & she was back to being her happy self.

Posted by: DonnaBehr Sep 21 2011, 12:10 PM
Glad she's okay and feeling better today.

Posted by: dad2paisley Sep 21 2011, 12:17 PM
Glad she is doing much better now.

Posted by: mountain4greys Sep 21 2011, 06:41 PM
I'm so happy to hear she's doing ok. I wonder what happened. An insect bite maybe?

Posted by: Pipi5 Sep 22 2011, 07:22 AM
I'm think insect as in bee, wasp. She's doing just fine now. Ya know Pegasus had the same thing happen but by the time I got him to the Evet, his tongue was swollen & he had welps all over him. She never got that far. I'm sure glad I took off work early that day.

Ya'll keep ViviAnn and her brother Stewey in your prayers tomorrow. Both are going to Dr B's for "alterations". Then I will pick them up on Tuesday and then this coming weekend they'll take a trip to St Louis where they'll be adopted. Several people are interested in Stewey, but when they see ViviAnn and how small she is, how sweet & loveable she is, they may forget Stewey is standing there.
They came from Darren Henry's kennel & he treats his pups like royalty. They retired to the farm to wait on space available in St Louis. When I took Vivi to the vet last week for bee stings, the vet couldn't believe Vivi had not raced for several months, she said this girl is still in racing form, she was 1 lb over her racing weight at 58 lbs.
I'm going to post this picture, its not for the faint at heart. This happened today & its not my fault.
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It was Smiley's fault, he got between me & her & she couldn't get any momma love so she jumped on the bed, liked what she saw & that was the end of that.

Posted by: dad2paisley Oct 3 2011, 11:57 AM
How's ViviAnn doing?

Posted by: Pipi5 Oct 13 2011, 06:40 PM
ViviAnn has come in season. The vet (Dr Blackburn) was over booked & couldn't do neither ViviAnn's or Stewey's alterations. So last Saturday...I came home from Southland to feed & just something told me to check her. So I did the "tissue test" and sure nuff, she was in heat.
I texted Cheryl & then when I saw her that night for Thurles' race, she said bring Stewey to her house on Sunday. So I did that.
In the meantime, none of my neutered boys have bothered her. I'm very cautious with my females & so I've "spilled" that over to Peter, my turn out kid. He's been "exposed" to his own little min-pin coming in season, so he understands the importance of watching her when she's outside & so far I haven't had any stray dogs come along.
I don't let her go outside alone anyway.
She's had a rough week, I tried to trim her nails & she thought I was ripping her leg off. So she ran into her crate & hid. Then last night I'm messing with her feet & letting her know it doesn't hurt. I thought I may be able to get these nails cut afterall, unless I stepped backwards & stepped on her toes. There she went, into her crate. Again, she thought I was ripping her leg off.
She's so timid.

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