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The dog ate my Vegas...

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by deansrobinson, Dec 30, 2016.

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  1. deansrobinson

    deansrobinson VIP Whale

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    We're getting the pool area re-done and my dog has considerable disdain for the workers. She was barking so much I had to put her in the carrier. So hyped, she threw up...and I had to move her to the bathroom (where she can't see the workers) while I cleaned up. When I checked on her, she had eaten about a one inch strip along the length of the carpet.

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    So I took her to the vet. Had I not done it, we could be dealing with perforations in the colon and more likely than not sepsis...and her painful demise. The string was trying to work its way through her system, acting like a garrote or saw, so they located it and were able to 'milk or massage' the material out, with only opening her abdomen and not the intestines.

    This event cost me $3.8K. It's a damn good thing that I love that ole dog...even if it did cost me a trip to Vegas. Oh well, I'll have a beautiful pool area and live dog. I reckon it's one of those fair tradeoffs I hear so much about.
     
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  2. Richard Alpert

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    Oh, geez! Sorry to hear about that, but glad your critter is on the road to recovery!
    Hopefully your Vegas bankroll gets reloaded quickly!

    RICHARD
     
  3. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Lucky for her you were there to see what had happened and that the vet could save her. The rest works itself out,
    I'm sure that doggie loves you right back!
     
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    Gotta' love the furry kids.......but they do get expensive.

    Sorry you had to give up a trip, but happy your buddy will still be around.
     
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    Good thing those buggers are cute and lovable, huh? Glad your pooch is on the mend.

    Friends of my mom found out their dog ate a dishtowel. They took him to an emergency vet and were told it was going to be $5k for surgery to remove it. They were heartbroken, but couldn't afford the surgery and were going to do what they could for him at home. He made it through the weekend and their regular vet was able to do an endoscopic procedure for $1200 to remove it and saved the dog. Phew!

    Too bad about the Vegas trip, but I'm sure your dog appreciates your sacrifice. Hopefully the gambling gods will smile on you when you make it back to the casino. ;)
     
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    Glad things worked out!

    we once had a cat that ate a strand of tinsel.....it worked its way through though it needed a helping hand towards the end.
     
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    Thank heavens you were home and got your dog to the Vet. You can't put a price on the love and devotion of our furry family members.
     
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    ken2v That was awesome

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    Too much responsibility for this cat, as much as we'd like several labs!!

    Good lovin' from all of you!
     
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    Those emergency vets are very costly. When we got our dog this summer she started throwing up, and my wife freaked out and ran her the the 24 hour emergency vet. $500 to find out she probably picked up something on the street that didn't agree with her. She was 100% better within 24 hours. Just like humans you can't put a price on your dog.
     
  10. deansrobinson

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    Hmmmmm....I dunno. I can think of a handful of two-legged carbon based life forms that I could put a price - 'cause we're not s'posed to say 'bounty' - on. But dogs? Noooo. Those damn things worm their way into your heart and you can't get 'em out. Mine, obviously, has wormed her way into my credit union account as well. :eek:
     
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    This is why I love dogs....other people's dogs. I'll walk your dog and play with it all day. Then it goes back to it's home and becomes someone else's problem.

    Come to think of it, that also sounds like someone else's grandchildren.
     
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    I would say that about kids, but not my Pixie. Best part of my long days at work is coming home to her, and my wife of course.
     
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