Monthly Archives: July 2011

A different sort of day at Rainbow Bridge…

Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a … Continue reading

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Thank you all so much.

I want to thank all of you for the lovely comments about Elvis both here, on Ollie’s blog and in email/Facebook postings. As you can all imagine, the last 24 hours has been horribly difficult. Losing an animal is never … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Newest Angel

Thank you so much, KC and Mom ML.

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The Journey Comes To An End…

Elvis’s journey has reached its final destination. This morning, Randall, Dr. Walthall and I made the wrenching decision to put him to sleep. The bloating that we had seen over the last couple of days had done serious work on … Continue reading

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Half a step back

Last night, Elvis started showing signs of retaining fluid. He’s been peeing less than usual, but I wasn’t sure how much of the increased urination had been caused by the hernia exerting pressure or the bladder trying to head out … Continue reading

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Tuesday Update

Things are still going really, really well with Elvis. The swelling around the sutures has just about disappeared. There’s a bit of residual redness, but not much and it seems to be disappearing, too. He’s been a good boy about … Continue reading

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A good day

It’s been a good day over here. The swelling around the surgery site has gone way down. I’m seeing just a bit of redness, but nothing that sets off alarms, and the licking he’s done is short and sweet. He’s … Continue reading

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Good night

Elvis did really well overnight and looks good this morning. He’s got a bit of licking going on, but not much and not persistent. His licking is more like cleaning, but I’m going to track down my Bitter Apple and … Continue reading

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Butt and nothing but :)

This is what we’re seeing the first night after his hernial surgery.

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The Stumpy Fella done good

We’re home, and Elvis came through today’s procedures beautifully. His heart rate was good, strong and steady throughout, and his wake up was pretty uneventful. He’s still in recovery, but he’s home and in here with me in his crate. … Continue reading

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