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no Viva & no RPU body, but my dog's still alive

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FoMoCo_MoFo, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 1,666


    my dog TJ almost didnt live to see friday this week, but is well on the road to recovery. She is a 3lb chihuahua and she basically kept my wife from insanity & depression when her brother died unexpectedly in 2003

    long story short is I had the car ready to go to vegas on Wed night to head out to Viva and was grabbing a cat nap when my wife comes running in with my dog who is having crazy siezures and then one after the other each hour. so after the 3rd one we were out the door to the all night vet. from there to our regular day vet, then on to a specialist. we got to bring her home last night & we have her on an assortment of various narcotics and she seems to be on the road to recovery.

    all the money I have been saving and selling shit on ebay to buy a brand spanking new brookville 29 RPU body is all gone, but at least she is still here sitting on my lap.

    the choice was a no brainer
  2. texoutsider
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
    Posts: 826

    from Frisco, Tx

    Sittin here thinking about what you just posted...........2 worthless cats, one ole Chow dog and a new funny looking (supposed to be black Chow) pup............a shop full of drag cars..........
    ...anyone want a real fat yeller cat? is good

    u will be rewarded

  3. HighSpeed LowDrag
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 968

    HighSpeed LowDrag
    from Houston

    My late Black Lab was diabetic. The amount of money spent on that dog was phenomenal. Countless vet bills, insulin, 1700 in cataract surgery. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

    Money well spent in my opinion.
  4. s.r.i.
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,078

    from Hell

    I think the reason this post has such few responses is almost everyone is sitting back thinking "what a fuckin waste", BUT I also bet almost everyone walking a mile in your shoes would have done the same thing. My mom used to tell me a quote when I was a kid,,,, "try to be the person your dog thinks you are". Hard not to care about something that worships the very ground you walk on.

    My sister had a dog that ate the insides of a synthetic pillow. The fibers grabbed hold of her insides and when the dog crapped out the pillow, the insides of the dog were now on the outsides of the dog. My sister scooped up the huge mess, the dog screaming in pain and went to the animal hospital. The doc came out told her that it would be several hours of surgery and would cost a few thousand dollars and they would be understanding if she would rather uthinise it. She said no, fix her. An hour later they told her it was much worse and would cost even more then they originally thought. She said fix her at any cost. Over $12k later the dog has been alive for about 5 years so far. Would I have done it for HER dog? Hell no. Would I have spent $12k+ on my dog? I'm just glad it wasn't me.

  5. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,214


    you know you made the right choice rottweilers are the greatest....they come before all...I always say "I love my dogs more than you"...I lost my first one DAMIEN in 2001 due to cancer he was a really sweet rott, all love no was not even a consideration for his treatment...damn i miss my boy....i have two right now DAX and DIA and would do or sacrifice anthing for them...period
  6. I believe dogs are proof of the existence of God

    "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated". - Mahatma Gandhi 1869 - 1948
  7. randydupree
    Joined: May 19, 2005
    Posts: 661

    from archer fl

    guys i have german shepards,i've had them for 30 years and i have a graveyard at my house where the old ones rest,its complete with marble headstones with the names and dates engraved on them. my dogs get better healthcare than i do.
  8. Last year we got an Akita puppy from the rescue. He was free. After a week or so he got sick. Regular vet did tests but could do nothing. Needed a specialist quick, but wouldn't be released the dog until thier bill was paid in full. Credit card swipe- done deal. Specialist had to run same tests... swipe. Operation... swipe.
    Next thing I know, I'm pot committed. I got $$$ spent on the dog, but just one more $, and I might win. Walk away... and I'm out the $$$ and the dog.
    Veterinary Texas Hold'em.
    Well, I $$$'d a few more time and the dog got better. Now he's 120lbs of slobbering love. I have to do without some stuff, but I get other things in return. None of them dead presidents though.

    I understand,
  9. '51Plymouth
    Joined: Jun 8, 2005
    Posts: 238

    from York, PA

    Got a German Sheperd, a St. Bernard, and an (ex)stray cat whose fat belly swings and brushes the ground when she walks...those fuckers are the reason I don't have a monster pole barn stuffed with bikes, cars, and tools...and I wouldn't have it any other way. Good on you, man, for getting your dog the attention it needed.

  10. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Our last little female Shi Tzu, Emily, turned sick suddenly about 4 years back, no aparent reason, just quit eating, and got weaker and weaker. Took her to the Emergency vet as it was the weekend. Had to pay $795 or they wouldn't look at her. We paid the bill, they made a diagnosis, gave us some medication and sent us home. Monday she was no better so off to our regular vet who,BTW, loves every one of his patients. He kept her for three days and tried everything he could think of. Even after graduating at the top of his class and has vets all over lower Michigan calling him for consultation, having him do difficult surgerys, and turning down offers by the university to come and teach, he was stumped by the case, but didn't want to give up. After another 2 days, consulting with the University Vet Dept. and no improvement and her wasting away he called us and asked us to come in. He told us that even though she was in no pain she wasn't improving and prolonging the inevitible wasn't going to change the outcome.
    We brought her home for one last night and the next morning, not even being able to stand we took her in and had her put to sleep.
    The vet cried right along with us as her eyes closed for the last time. Shes buried out back along side our old faithful male ShiTzu Casey that lived to be 15 , saw us through my medical crisis and many playful years entertaining us like a little furry clown.
    A couple days later I stopped by the vet to pay the bill. His office lady handed me the bill and the total was $25. she said that was what he felt was appropiate and there was no use trying to change his mind. He's one in a million.
    They aren't "JUST DOGS", their family.
    BTW, we now have a new female Shi Tzu named Lizzy. She has crawled right into our hearts and made the loss of our other little buddies easier to bear. Life goes on.

  11. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,656

    from ohio

    i hope everyone has been paying attention to the recall list that keeps growing daily on dog food/biscuits/bones and other shit!!!!
  12. tomslik
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,162


    brookville will make another body.
    you can make more money.
    how the HELL do ya replace a pet?
    but i won't make the same mistake with the dog we've got now that we did with the last one.
    i'll put him down sooner:(

    he had thyroid problems and cushings disease and was NOT having a good time....

    sometimes ya gotta let go...

    and this pet food shit thats going on is scarey as hell...
    watch you're critters!
  13. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,873

    Chris Casny

    Jeff, I'm glad she made it. You made the right decission.
  14. jabsled
    Joined: Nov 11, 2004
    Posts: 130


    hey glad to hear your dog is gettig better, i had to put my 13 year old lab down on friday he was a great dog , he lost all control of his back end couldnt stand or walk really sucked.hope the meds do your lil one good best of luck on the road to recovery
  15. RagDoll
    Joined: Aug 27, 2004
    Posts: 549


    My very best wishes to you and your family. Especially little TJ. Mac and I could have written your post. We had a 3lb chihuahua that developed seizures. Long story short...we used our savings, held off on the cars and ended up with more that we hoped. Karma goes a long way. THose little guys helped us out, it's second nature to do the same for them.

    Check out the pet food recall, and if I can offer what little insight I can to living with a chihuahua with seizures let me know.
  16. You made the right choice, the return on your money spent is everyday the dog makes you smile, gives you love, is always happy to see you, etc. Real pets are a part of your family and will always be treated as such.
  17. D.W.
    Joined: Jun 5, 2004
    Posts: 2,070

    from Austin Tx.

    Just lost my best freind of 11 years. It's been 3 weeks or so & the adjustment has been tough.
    Give em all the love you can while they are here!
    You made the right choice.

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  18. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
    Posts: 7,754

    from Novi, MI

    good for you. i woulda done the same. when i was married my wife had a cat that suddenly got real sick. the wife loved that damn cat so i told her not to worry about what it would cost but to do whatever she wanted in regaurds to saving the cat. in the end there was nothing they could do but i never regretted spending the money for them to try. it's rough losing a pet, i wish i could have my 2 dogs live forever but i know that won't happen.
  19. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Sorry to hear that bro..I glad you Dog is doing better..I know how it is with
    Dogs and Vet bills...But they are like our kids and we do what we have to
    do...I'm sure you'll make the money to get that body will just take time..

    I'm glad he's OK.
  20. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus


    My wife's little Miniature Schnazuer ... so far ... so good ... she is young but our last one cost us a bunch ... but she was out best little buddy for 14 years.

    People who do not have loved pets do not understand ... I do and you did the right thing ...

  21. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,683


    Dude, thats a family member sitting in your lap right now.

    I have the tag of my golden retriever who passed away of old age about 5 years ago... Its the key chain to the keys to my 56 buick, which is my baby.
  22. 49 Fastback
    Joined: Jun 24, 2005
    Posts: 500

    49 Fastback
    from Ohio

    Pet a dog, and you have a job for life.

    It's been a year since my pug died, and I'd walk away from cars forever to have him back. Glad to hear your best friend is okay.

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    My three pounder has been with me through nine years and several worthless girlfriends. She's sitting in my lap right now.
  24. Sam F.
    Joined: Mar 28, 2002
    Posts: 4,225

    Sam F.

    man,,i feel for ya,,glad the lil fella is alright,,,im sure he will recover well,,

    ive been pretty depressed the past month,,someone stole my best lil buddy of two years,Bruiser(boston terrier).it was a month ago yesterday that he's been gone,,,,,working on my 51 is the only thing that has somewhat gotten my mind of of him,,,really sucks ,,me and him were really tight,,he always greeted me when i came home from work since no one else is home when i get here,,now coming home from work totally sucks as i expect him to be there,,,ive put ads in the paper,put up signs at all the gas stations,grocierie stores etc,,i even put a reward in the news paper..

    we have discussed getting another boston terrier,,but man,,it just isnt going to be the same.....

    it REALLY fuckin pissed me off that some SORRY ASS individual would steal another mans best friend,,,,
  25. DeucePhaeton
    Joined: Sep 10, 2003
    Posts: 1,000


    Dogs like us no matter how shitty of a day were having. It's nice to return the love.
    I had one get into etholeen glycol, (anti-freeze). Had the Michigan State Vet Hospital not been just down the road we would have lost him. I'm way to attached to him to just let him go. He never showed any sign of being sick but did test positive for the poisoning. Three days later and about $700.00 he came home. Still have him today. Vet told us that 1 teaspoon of EG will kill a 60 pound dog, don't take any chances with it. If they get into it pour puroxide (sp) down their throat to make them vomit. Then they have to get to a vet with the ability to give the proper treatment right away.
    Just FYI
  26. Goztrider
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 3,066

    from Tulsa, OK

    I've got the laziest, meanest, most worthless cat in the entire world. She thinks she's a dog, worries the hell out of me when she can see the bottom of her food bowl - not when its empty, but when she can see the bottom, and is a general lump 99% of the time.

    On the other hand, I've seen her beat the snot out of my 70# German Shepard female. This cat thought the dog was hurting my 14 year old daughter and went on the ATTACK!

    Guard dog, guard cat - just mess with my stuff. I wouldn't take anything in the world for either of'em, and I would spend my last dime to take care of them.
  27. we just put down my wifes dog he'd gotten senile and had started snapping at the kids. so he had to go.
  28. HotRodDaddy-O
    Joined: Oct 20, 2006
    Posts: 637


    After being diagnosed with megaesophagus our 107lb seven year old golden "Jackson" developed Myasthenia Gravis, a rare auto-immune disease. He died from pneumonia, I paid the $5k Vet bill. I'd give $50k to have him back.

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  29. Our last dog "Reco", was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer on a thursday night. He died in my arms the next morning. Really miss him. He left such a hole in our lives we now have 2 dogs! Bronco and Chica,they kinda took his place{s}. At eight months old Bronco had to have hip dysplacia surgery. Now hes a 136 lbs. of rug lump love and his litter mate,Chica,is just as much of an attention "whoe" as he is. His hip surgery was $950!And they both eat $50 a week in dog food! So much for FREE PUPPYS:D . After five {wonderfull}years,I wouldn't take a million bucks for either on of them,or give a plug nickle for another pair of them!:D
  30. Scott K
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 824

    Scott K

    I think I'm gonna let my bed-hog lab sleep on the bed if I had any choice anyway:D .

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