This is not the lost dog, but it is a member of the breed.
WE ARE TRYING TO SPREAD THE WORD THAT A LITTLE BROWN AND WHITE KING CHARLES SPANIEL WAS LOST IN THE ALREWAS AREA ON SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY 2013. ANSWERS TO ‘ZIGGY’. THERE WAS DEEP SNOW AND IT WAS VERY COLD. PLEASE IF ANYONE KNOWS OF HIS WHEREABOUTS PLEASE GET IN TOUCH, HIS OWNERS AND THEIR OTHER DOG ARE HEART BROKEN……. CALL 01548 472963 OR US HERE AT JUNCTION GALLERY, FRADLEY JUNCTION 01283 790332.
THIS IS OUR FIRST TIME USING THIS BLOG – SO IF ANYONE CAN SPREAD THE NEWS FURTHER PLEASE LETS HELP FIND HIM. JACKIE AND SUZANNE XX
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At the moment I’m waiting for a phone call from the vet so that we can fetch the dog. She was due for a – hopefully – last x-ray on her leg this morning. The original idea was for him to do it while we waited but thay have all sorts of problems over there. All their computers are out of action so we had to leave Ellie and have to make the trip again!! It was -8 degrees at home when we left, -12.5 at the vets! But it is at least nice and sunny.
The idea was to have an x-ray while we were there, but the vet’s had a few problems so we had to leave her with them.
Just had a phone call, everything OK, got a discharge appointment this afternoon. Great news!
I’ve been asked a few times recently about Ellie’s progress, as I haven’t put any updates here recently. My apologies to anyone who’s interested but I’ll catch up a bit now.
As you can see from the photo, she can get out a bit now – this is her first week. The vet didn’t want her to put too much weight on the leg for a couple of months, and now that she is out, it’s only on the lead for short spells. The first 3 days she was allowed 2 x 5 minute walks, the next 3 days it was 2 x 10 minute walks and now we are up to 15 minutes. She was limping a bit more this morning after her walk so I only took her once – I don’t want to set her back through pushing her too hard.
She does still limp quite a lot as she has to learn to walk on her right leg with a plate fitted inside – it can’t be easy! On the bright side, she is getting back to her old ways now – much noisier!!
Recently, I have been putting posts on about the museum collection and today I have added rail maps to the ‘Colliery Loco’ pages, now I shall have to try and catch up with any other news.
Just got back from the vet’s – none too good today. She has developed pressure sores under her bandages and is now on more tablets and the leg has to be left uncovered. To make matters worse, to stop her licking the affected area, she now is wearing an Elizabethan collar (and is none too pleased!)We are back to the vet’s on Monday, hopefully she will have started to put a little weight on her injured leg.
Update – Saturday morning.
Leg very swollen, back to the vet’s. Fortunately he had started antibiotics yesterday and by the time we arrived there, the leg had started to ease a little. Back again Monday afternoon!
I’ve been asked by one or two people how Ellie’s getting on as I have posted nothing recently. I have updated on flickr but I do apologise for not keeping my blog readers up to date.She was back at the vet’s last Friday and had her stitches removed. She’s getting along ok but the back pad of her foot seems a little sore. She hasn’t got to go back to the vet’s until next Friday – we just have to put up with a Dobe with a thick pink leg!!
She’s quite happy now going outside – we take her into the garden on her lead then take it off if there are none of her furry friends about. She has even started to get back into her old ways of barking just for the sake of it! It was a nuisance before but sounds good now!
I think she is getting fed up with being in her bed so much but tolerates it pretty well – but she definitely misses playing with her ball.
Visit to the Vet’s – 26-10-2009
Back to the vet’s today. She put up her usual performance in the waiting room – whine, whine and more whine, but when she was being bandaged, as good as gold!
The leg looks pretty good after just a few days, and the scar looks very neat, well stitched.
The top bandage is black with a bit of blue top and bottom. We did ask for tan but they hadn’t got any.
She seems more comfortable with this dressing, but it is difficult for her to lift it high enough when she gets on her bed – she has to raise her shoulder and lean to one side to get high enough. It doesn’t bend at all.
Back for another dressing on Thursday.
Thursday 29th – on to the Green Period.Complete with hand-crafted wellie!
Very pleased with her progress at the vet’s.
Sadly, we have found out today that she has torn the tendons in her pastern and needs an operation.(20-10-09)
Operation Friday 23rd – Operation successful! Picking her up later.
Sleep it off, Ells.
She staggered in, made it to her bed and that was that – flop!
We’ve seen the x-rays – 8 bolts 1 long screw 1 plate and a couple of bits of wire. She’ll never fall apart now! Back to the vet’s on Monday for new dressing and she’s got to keep a dressing on for about 8 weeks. No exercise. At the moment, no problem, but when she starts to feel better, oh boy!
Thanks again everyone for your support.
Today, Ellie has worked out which way is up and is much more like her old self. Last night was difficult in so far as she had to take a pain-killer with food but didn’t want to eat. A tin of sardines and some cheese may not sound too good, but it did the trick.
Ellie the Dobermann
No railways or Chasewater this time, just about Ellie!
Out for our usual walk this morning before going to Chasewater and nearing the end – ‘squirrel alert!’ – Off goes Ellie through the trees, flat out as ever, but this time the branch that she clattered into was as hard as her leg.At first, it was difficult to believe that she hadn’t broken something, she wouldn’t put any weight on it at all. We got her home in a friend’s car and then it was off to the vet’s. After much pulling and twisting (if it had been broken, I’m sure it would have fallen off!) he didn’t think that anything was broken but decided on an x-ray, just in case. She hadn’t given as much as a whimper to tell where it hurt, and he could find no break on the x-ray so fingers crossed, a few quiet days and she should get back to normal.
We have to take her back in a couple of days for a check-up, at the moment she is heavily sedated and it is much too quiet in the house!
If anyone wants to know what she looks like on 4 legs, she is on a few of the photos on my posts ‘Brownhills Walk’ 1 & 2. I think there are some more on flickr.
I shall put an update on this blog in a couple of days.