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OT - The balance of my hot rod fund is going to our dog.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kerry, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. So, whats the drivers phone number? I may need his services!:eek:

    I keed, I kid! ;)

    Our Pyrennese likes to run, we cant let her go even tho we have 13 acres. When I was in college, SentinelTs pooch got rolled under a car while we all watched, $4000 bionic freakin dog after that.

    Dogs rule, even the dumb ones, ours barks too much, runs at any chance and has allergies...........but she is with me in the shop every night while I work on the car!

    Annie will be fine Kerry, money comes and goes faster than a good dog does.
  2. FuelFC
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 764


    You'll get the money back in other ways. Good luck with her and I would be suprised if she chases for tires again.

    Don't question the bucks. Hell we spent...well never mind how much, lets just say well over a good paint job worth on an abused, starving and very sick Rottie. Weighed in at 42 pounds when we got her and now is at 100. She is now sleeping with the wife and other mutt in the bed and living very large. And yeah it was worth every damned penny and all of the heartache.

    Now excuse me I need to go out and find the person who decided we all needed to keep pets as family and kick em in right square the nuts. Or thank em not sure which.
  3. roddinron
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,677


    Good luck and keep a good thought. Coincidentally I have a dog named Annie (ShyAnn) too, A severely abused Great Dane rescue that is now battling cancer. They gave her 1 month to live back in sept. and it's now 4 months. I have her on a strict diet and am using herbs and other treatments, but she's worth every bit of trouble and expense. Sometimes we take them for granted, but when something like this happens it makes us realize how much they really are a part of our family. Hang in there, I'll keep her in my thoughts.
    BTW my Annie also had badly broken front legs (probably got hit by a car too) and both healed crooked, but it doesn't slow her down a bit.
  4. Man, I feel for you and your family. I've been on both sides of the pet and auto thing. I had to swerve into oncoming lanes this summer and still broke a poor beagle's leg. Then I had to go find the owner, both of us were nearly in tears.

    Why can't stupid mean people chase after cars instead of our pets?
  5.'re a good kid. It shows too. You've got your priorities straight, in my book. Besides, what more does that old Poncho need? I think it's perfect! Hemi? 4 speed? Sheeeit, man! That old primered coupe will NEVER meet you at the driveway when you come home and lick your face because it loves you unconditionally.
    Maybe this will cheer ya up a bit..
    PS...we gotta get you some trick valve covers someday....or a chrome dip.

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  6. This reminds of something CrazyD says from time to time.........word to live by...."no matter how bad your day, how shitty things are, when you come home your dog doesn't care! They just love you unconditionally." I may have added that last word since it it 3 syllables longer than most of Daves vocabulary;)
  7. CamaroKid
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 132

    from Texas

    GV, get over there on that rug and get your wife to rub your nose in the poop and you'll feel much better ! Poor old Schnauzer's eyesight is probably getting bad and that old green shag rug looks like grass now you ol meany !
  8. SlmLrd
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 988

    from DAGO

    My Bully pup broke his leg a while back to the tune of 3k. You can always make more money, but the laughs and good times spent with your family Shepard are priceless. Its just one of those things ya gotta do!

    Damn dogs!

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  9. I hope she pulls through for you and the family. Good on you for not just putting her down for getting hurt.

    There are times that needs to happen, but I think you are good here.

    Good luck.
  10. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,444


    I know how you feel, if anyone every hurt my Basset Hound I'd be logging on to the HAMB from California state correctional facilities. I have my fingers crossed for you.
  11. Thanks for the kind words and support guys. I'll post something this tonight about how the surgery went.

    Great picture Rocky. I never said I was dreaming about updating the coupe. I've got another ride in mind. ;-) I should just spill the beans but I don't want to talk and then not get her done...
  12. tomslik
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,162


    i'd do the same.
    you can make more money, but a good dog.....
  13. wirth
    Joined: Mar 31, 2006
    Posts: 33

    from Texas

    I agree....Good Luck to Annie.
  14. good luck
    dogs will never let you down
  15. bigken
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,788


    Damn Kerry, hate hearing that, but hope surgery goes as planned.

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  16. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,214


    prayers for your shepard
  17. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave

    Kerry, Annie will be on the mend is short order. Try to break her of the chasing cars habit. We lost our oldest male Chihuahua in Mar 07 to a heart attack. He was my wife's guardian and is greatly missed. The youger male is trying hard to fill this void.

    41 Dave
  18. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449


    Get that dog well

  19. 1931S/X
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 667

    from nj

    yeah my car would be taking a little bit longer nap in the garage too.
  20. I heard from the vet about a half hour ago. Sounds like Annie's doing great! Surgery went very well. They were able to use pins and wires instead of having to use a plate. For it to really heal right she needs three weeks of crate rest, most of which will be spent at the vets. Whew. We're going to see her tomorrow morning.

    Thanks for all the prayers and support!!!
  21. Norfab
    Joined: Dec 1, 2006
    Posts: 50


    30 years ago my shepherd-malamute got hit and shattered it's leg. Knowing I didn't have much money the vet suggested I consider putting him down 'cuz it was going to be expensive to fix. That dog spent every day with me at home and work for the next 12 years. I still consider that to be the best investment I've made in my entire life. Good call.
  22. Sticher1
    Joined: Nov 17, 2004
    Posts: 627

    from Ct

    Hey everybody know's ya don't train the dog ( or cat) they have their own way of training ua & do we really care no ...hope things work ouy for the good, my little guy means a lot to me ..
  23. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,942


    Kerry, sorry to hear about your dog. I'm sure the surgery will go well and you've got a friend at the vet's so that should help. If you have questions about it, or any aftercare, fell free to PM me and I'll help if I can. What kind of fractures did she have? Make sure to ask them about pain meds and stomach protectants and aftercare-you can do more earlier with plates than splints or intramedullary pins.

    DogPatch, guess you're the only one who can decide if you got your money's worth. From your radiograph, it looks like your dog broke the end of the humerus (upper forelimb bone) off and split it as well since the big white blob looks like a lag screw holding the lower end together. It's no easy feat to get the ends together and back on like they did-all the arm muscles want to pull the bits toward the shoulder and there are some honkerin big nerves and arteries in the way of fixing things. If your 3500 included xrays, bloodwork, surgery, aftercare, bandages pain meds and follow-ups and was done by a surgical specialist, then that's a fair price. Do you have any idea how long your doctor trained to be able to do that? I agree it's a lot of money, but you would spend a bit more, you might say, if it was your arm that was being fixed. Same job would likely cost you $15K or more. No doubt, medicine is expensive, but you weren't ripped off. How's you dog doing?

    Best of luck to everyone's pets. Vehicles and animals don't mix well. And for those of you with "hidden fences", I've seen many a dog take the hit to get out under the right circumstances. Make sure you train them well and keep the collar batteries fresh.
  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,416


    Harley and I send good thoughts your way.
    Here's to a speedy recovery.
  25. So sorry to hear about it, but as you said the vet thinks the leg is put back together well. Your expenditures on the dog will come back to you many times over in tail wags, kisses, companionship for your 2legged kids and family membership of your dog.

    So the car stuff has to wait a while, it will still be there waiting for you.
  26. converseandbowlingshirts
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 556

    from Eugene, OR

    Dogs are great...but at least your hot rod doesn't lie by the bed at night at lick it's ass!
    Glad to hear your pooch is doing better.
  27. streetfreakmustang
    Joined: Nov 30, 2006
    Posts: 307

    from Ohio

    My wife is a vet also. I went out with her last night at 2:45 a.m. A horse had slipped down a hill and got tangled up in barbed wire. Lot's of stitches but the horse will be o.k.

    Dog owners may want to consider an invisible fence for their dogs. They work great. The dogs can still run around the yard to burn off excess energy. We have one and could not live without it. We have a high energy English Setter.

    Kerry, glad to see Annie is doing good.
  28. ratstar
    Joined: Feb 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,313


    My two rascals sending some thoughts your way! Glad to hear she is doing ok now!

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  29. Heal Up Quick Annie - Quit chasing trucks!

    Man my one dog broke her molars chewing on a bone - had to have surgery to remove the rest of the broken tooth. That weren't cheap either. Although it was cheaper than the option to have a fake tooth installed!
  30. Shifty Shifterton
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 4,964

    Shifty Shifterton

    Hope your dog gets well soon, and I hope you have a containment plan in place. Dogs are awesome, but the reality is people get hurt & die every day swerving to avoid animals. Bad as it seems, the situation could've been a lot worse

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