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Snowys operation

Postby Archie » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:16 pm

The dreaded Westie developed a limp in his left rear leg a few weeks ago, the local vet X rayed him and said he had to go to the animal hospital in Glasgow.
We took him yesterday and were told that he needed an operation urgently, they could do it that day. When we enquired how much it would cost they quoted an eye watering £3000 !.
My mother is a pensioner and can't afford that, I could pay but it would take half my meagre life savings :(
Thankfully the dog is fully insured so they will pay the full fee.
Snowy had to stay overnight but the OP was a success. Snowy is back home and he is in good spirits though he dislikes the plastic neck funnel thing he has to wear for 10 days, he wolfed down a full bowl of food then barked angrily at me :D
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Re: Snowys operation

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:54 am

There’s no doubt all of us are wishing Snowy a very speedy recovery Archie!
Sounds like he’s determined to heal, stout wee fellow :).
Had no idea there was such a thing as pet health insurance.
Don’t know if it can be had here, but will look for it.
And without wishing to dwell on the subject, here it is the 21st Century, men went to the moon nearly 47 years ago.
You’d think R & D would invent something less demeaning than a cone around the neck.
Or around pop star breasts, over to you Madonna :roll:.
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Re: Snowys operation

Postby Archie » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:51 pm

He spends his time rubbing the cone against furniture to try and remove it - when he isn't snapping at me.
The cone gets removed next Friday morning.

If you have a pet insurance is a Must to save hefty vets bills !.
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Re: Snowys operation

Postby Archie » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:02 pm

He got the cone removed this morning he can lie on the couch watching the telly and barking at any dogs on the screen again.

I would love to be a fly on the wall at the insurance company when they open the 3 Grand bill :shock:
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Re: Snowys operation

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:50 pm

Good news Archie, must be a relief. My cat doesn’t watch telly except when another cat appears on screen. Another favorite is the Fearless Vampire Killers dvd, the menu has spiders moving up and down and bats loudly fluttering. That always gets his attention, cheeky wee devil :o.
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Re: Snowys operation

Postby Archie » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:18 pm

Snowy loves the telly though he goes berserk barking when he hears the S&S theme tune :shock:
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Re: Snowys operation

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:20 pm

That is so sweet :). Is it the Steptoe theme itself, or does he know horses?
I’ve raised cats and dogs that had no fear of neighbour’s horses and innocently sought their company because...why fear a Godzilla sized friendly herbivore? Which in turn scared the daylights out of me because I knew what hooves could do. My cat (better described as flatmate) could open me up like a tin of beans and has done accidentally a few times; horror movie claws that make the Creature of the Black Lagoon look like a muppet. But as an expression of trust...sometimes when I yawn at night, he’ll stick his head in my mouth, just to look around as if to say...
“...Is that where all that noise is coming from?” Cheeky :o.
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Re: Snowys operation

Postby Archie » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:45 pm

He also barks at the On The Buses tune, cyclists passing by and workmen wearing hi vis waistcoats - so much for dogs being colour blind !.
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