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Jubal you keep eating those cookies.  Don't need them here.

QB hope your vet will work with you.  Nothing worse than finding another clinic.

Well I got the two rooms finished & put back together.  They look really nice.

Here is a before & after.  They are much brighter & look bigger.  I've started another room already.

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Your hard work paid off, RRW. Good looking room. I'd book it. 

I'll eat some  more cookies for you today. Do you need a nap as well?

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RRW,  Neat looking rooms, might have to find an excuse to come up your way some day. 

jubal I'm currently cleaning up some girlscout cookies I found in the cupboard,  they go good with my coffee.   Weather is getting warmer, it was 40degrees yesterday, & is currently 36 degrees, & the sun is out.    PD

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Jubal take that nap for me please.  Stayed up to late watching hockey.  Keep eating those cookies.

Yesterday was my office gals last day.  Later this afternoon we are going out for a couple drinks.  Be sad to see her go as she was fun to work with.  

PD it was 26 when took Short man to school.  Nice to see some snow melt.

Alright back to painting

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Looks great, RRW!

I can relate.  I finished the painting in our house and the appraiser was out last weekend.  Our agent is coming on Sunday to take pictures.  The house is clean, fresh smelling, with new carpets and new paint.  The kitchen is clean, but old and outdated.  I need to clean up the tack room and tell the animals to look cute in the photos, lol!  It goes up for sale next week!  

Meanwhile, siding and drywall will begin on our new house.  It has doors, windows, a roof, ducting, electric, and plumbing.  

The two pole barns are going up really fast.  The cow barn is 36 X 24 and the horse barn is 48 X 36.  The basic frames are up and the trusses are being assembled on the ground.  A crane is coming this weekend to lift them up to the roofs.  They should be finished by the end of the month.  We opted for thicker metal sheeting for the roof.  The stalls and hay areas will be constructed with pressure treated wood.   We will see how much we have left in the budget for paddocks.  We might have to use round pen panels for awhile.  

It is a pain to move, but when it's only a 30 minute drive between the old house and new one, it makes it easier.  

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LC, I'm excited for you. I wish I had the chance to design a barn. I used to draw barn plans when I was a kid. You'd better check to see if the wood you ordered is animal friendly. https://thehorse.com/16426/when-your-horse-thinks-hes-a-termite/

RRW, I took your nap! But it was very short. It's 67 degrees here. Freaky!

PD, it's good you're doing your part to support the Girl Scouts!

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In the 70's here and I'm loving it! Back to the 30's tomorrow.

Had a busy morning. Went to the gym and then came home to grab the dogs for a trip to the vet. Time for rabies shots. They are good in the truck except Clara's whining! She needs to get out more!

Nice job on the room, RRW. Looks nice and fresh.

Going out to clean the front porch off. It is too nice to be inside.

How often do you give core-shots to dogs, Provo, distemper, etc. I've been reading so much about over vaccination of dogs. A lot of vets are recommending every 3 years. What is your opinion on this?

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4 hours ago, jubal said:

I made a dozen cookies yesterday. There are 3 left. This is not a math problem.

I always heard that a bakers dozens was 13, so that means 10 either got eaten or were burnt, & got tossed out!!!!  Sorry, I get sarcastic late at night.  PD

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On 2/14/2018 at 6:17 AM, QueenBAW said:

Ok, opinions please. Its about my vet again. I took my dog Faith in yesterday for her teeth to be cleaned. She had to have 2 extractions. When I picked her up at 4pm she was still so groggy from the anaesthesia that she couldn't stand, so they made a sling out of a towel and carried her out to my car that way. Im hoping someone can give me some insight to anesthesia they use...I just feel like they over use it. I dropped my dog off at 8am, got a phone call at 1:30 saying she did fine, and at 4pm shes still so groggy that she cant stand. Shes still not 100% this morning. Thats not what really got me though. What really got me was that when I got Faith home and inside I immediately noticed one side of her face covered in dried blood and one side of her hindquarters covered in dried urine. So that tells me my dog layed in her own blood and urine basically all day. Couldnt they have cleaned her up so it wouldn't have been so evident? Am I just being nit picky or is it time to find a new vet?

I think you are being a bit nit-picky but I also think it may be time for a new vet.
First, when I pick up kitties after spay/neuter procedures, they often have dried urine on their back legs and tail.  I don't worry about that because I know it is from being 'out' from the anesthesia and losing continence.  I damp washrag them and let them clean themselves.  If it was an older tomcat whose urine has a strong odor, I clean them up as well as I can so they don't stink.
The blood, again, that was probably drainage/drool from her mouth and while it might be upsetting to see, I wouldn't worry myself too much about it.  Same thing - it is the procedure and a knocked out pet drooling.  If they have time to clean up the pet, great, if not, I don't worry about it.
*they can't leave towels in the recovery cages to soak up fluids.  Neighbor's dog had to have emergency surgery at the veterinarian's cost because the dog ATE the hand-towel sized towel staff put in his crate with him.
What concerns me and makes me think you may need a new vet, is how Faith has such a difficult time recovering from anesthesia.  The first/last time you stated she had difficulty, they should have noted her file and used something different.  They have several options for anesthesia - and if they were trying to use the best that wouldn't be so difficult for her to recover from, she wouldn't be so groggy she had to be carried to the car.

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I miss everyone but probably won't have computer-time until Monday.  I've been in California since 2/2.  I was planning on flying out on the 9th but I am glad I flew out a week earlier because my Mother passed away on the 8th.  I was able to visit with her that first weekend, though I didn't think she was focusing/seeing very much.  She responded to me talking to her and I know I was with her, so that is enough for me.  After the weekend we noticed a change and by Tuesday she became unresponsive and passed away quietly on Thursday afternoon.
I had called my husband Wednesday after she had an episode that changed her breathing and told him to get out here  ASAP.  As we were coming back from the airport she passed away with my Sister at her side, holding her hand and talking to her.  We drove the 70mi home from the airport, making record time, but missed her passing by about 15min.


I think Sis and I have been handling things fairly well.  She is having a harder time than me, and I think that is because she has lived with, and taken care of, Mom for the past 14yrs with the last 3yrs being fairly intense and the last 9mo under Hospice Care.  I am more accepting because I knew Hospice care was for end-of-life care.  I was able to spend 6wks here last summer and Mom had grown so frustrated with her failing body and was in a lot of pain from her heart working at only 30% and her legs remaining swollen and painful.  I am relieved she has been released.  I think I may be hit hard with emotion at the cemetery.  Tomorrow we are flying to Boston, escorting Mom to the family plot in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA where she will be interred with her husband's ashes.  Everyone will fly home on Sunday.
I will keep in touch with Sis because coming home to the empty house will be so difficult for her.  She will need to find something to occupy her time since she spent all her spare time caring for Mom.  If I think she is having a difficult time, or even if she isn't, I am thinking of flying back out in another couple weeks, just to be with her for a bit.  I also suggested she take some FMLA time and fly out to visit us in Georgia.

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Jubal, yes, very good points in that article.  The boards in the barn will be spaced for air flow, but the horses won't be able to get their mouths on them easily.  For the paddocks, we will use vaseline and cayenne pepper, if they are silly enough to sample.   

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I'm so sorry, Heidi. I was hoping your mother had more time, but I didn't know she was so uncomfortable. Yes, your sister will be disoriented and lost for awhile. I hope she can get time to spend away from home to begin a new chapter.

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Heidi,  Sorry about your mother passing,  one is never totally prepared  for the loss of a loved one, but we can take comfort in knowing they are out of pain.  I wish you & your sister the best in the days to come.  Best Wishes.  PD

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2 hours ago, jubal said:

PD, there were not a baker's dozen. None of them were burned, unfortunately.

jubal,   I feel the need to pick someone, at times,  & I knew you are a good sport, & would have a comeback.   Best Wishes.   PD

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On 2/14/2018 at 7:17 AM, QueenBAW said:

Ok, opinions please. Its about my vet again. I took my dog Faith in yesterday for her teeth to be cleaned. She had to have 2 extractions. When I picked her up at 4pm she was still so groggy from the anaesthesia that she couldn't stand, so they made a sling out of a towel and carried her out to my car that way. Im hoping someone can give me some insight to anesthesia they use...I just feel like they over use it. I dropped my dog off at 8am, got a phone call at 1:30 saying she did fine, and at 4pm shes still so groggy that she cant stand. Shes still not 100% this morning. Thats not what really got me though. What really got me was that when I got Faith home and inside I immediately noticed one side of her face covered in dried blood and one side of her hindquarters covered in dried urine. So that tells me my dog layed in her own blood and urine basically all day. Couldnt they have cleaned her up so it wouldn't have been so evident? Am I just being nit picky or is it time to find a new vet?

 If your vet already knew your dog didn't react well to anesthesia, they should have put her under, 'lighter' turn down the vaporizer a little, so she wasn't getting as big a dose... she'd still be under enough for the procedure, just getting a lighter dose of the anesthesia....they also, when they do that, bump up the oxygen a tad.

 That's what we'd do, when told or, we already knew of an animal with problems with anesthesia....plus, monitor closely.

 Edited....we would never send an animal home in the condition you've described, they were cleaned up the best we could do, if we couldn't, for whatever reason, the owners were told what the reasons were....the vets were very adamant that the owners knew their pets got the best care possible with us.

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 I got my dog back from a teeth cleaning....not the clinic where I worked, this was years later....with smushed chunks of poop all over his hind end.... I was so angry, that they would release to me, my dog, in that condition, especially since, I never would have let a dog go home that way.

 It was Chopper, many years ago and, I immediately took him to the backyard when I got home and, took the hose and shampoo to him.

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