My Aussie

Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

My Aussie - 06/15/11 04:38 PM

Please think kind thoughts about our Aussie, Patches. She's 8 yo and appears to have gone blind overnite. She's had no exposure to chemicals or welding. We don't see that her eyes are cloudy or give any indication of cataracts. It's like she wasn't blind on Friday and was Saturday nite. I have an appt to take her in to the vet.

I can attest that the Internet can be your worst enemy. I was Googling to get some info last nite and went to bed in tears from all I read.

I know blind dogs can adjust but a very active and outside Aussie on a farm is so different. But I know she'll make a great inside dog. (all our dogs live inside during extreme heat or cold).

Those of you familar with Aussies can attest that they are some of the sweetest natured dogs around and our Patches is no different. She's a blue merle, with lots of blue-gray, white and a very little brown, hence the name Patches.

Thanks for listening!
Posted By: TB 12

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:01 PM

So sorry to hear that Okie... frown Please share what your vet says.
Posted By: manimal

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:06 PM

I love Aussies! I'm a sucker for blue eyes... smile

So sorry to hear...

::sending good vibes::
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:11 PM

Okie, my border collie mix is blind or nearly so, from what I can tell...I also live on a small farm with livestock. So far...she gets along fine...she seems to hear very well, although she's always had probs with ear infections...but now, she barks at people she's close to like she can't really see them...I believe she has cataracts tho...her eyes used to glow red and now they don't.

You mentioned you noticed this is at night...is it possible it is night blindness rather than all the time?
Posted By: hmdagal

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:21 PM

Prayers for Patches.

I had a cat who went blind as his kidney disease progressed. He had always been an inside cat and adjusted well.
Posted By: MadisonCali

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:32 PM

Thinking about you and your precious Patches... frown
Posted By: B_F

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:33 PM

Okie, if it is just eyesight, your dog will be nearly normal within 6 weeks. You won't notice that big a difference. Most dogs don't rely on eyesight anyway, with the exception of sight hounds. Their main sense is smell, and hearing is secondary. I've known blind AND deaf dogs who get around just fine.

There is a blind pit bull in our rescue, and the only way you would know she's blind (without seeing that she has no eyes thanks to abuse) is that sometimes when she comes up to be petted, she puts her nose in inappropriate places!
Posted By: manimal

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:36 PM

Okie, do you have other dogs? I've heard stories about other pets in the home acting as "guides" to blind dogs. The bond between them can grow to amazing depths when one relies on the other.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:38 PM

It's not just at nite. It's all the time. You can see her cocking her head trying to locate you even in the house.

I hope the bull mastiff adopts her. We have four other dogs (an old crotchedy Jack Russell, 2 yo bull mastiff and a mother/daughter Rott team). The Jack and Mastiff are inside dogs so I'm hoping the mastiff and Aussie do bond once the Aussie moves inside.

Thanks everyone for visting with me. I appreciate it. You are making me feel better now.
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:46 PM

Oh Okie - I'm so sorry. Prayers coming for patches. Maybe your vet can figure something out for her. Our old sheltie, Gabe, is almost blind now due to cataracts, but he gets around well - although easily startled these days.

Please keep us posted on Patches.
Posted By: TINKerBell

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 05:56 PM

Okie, Patches is in my prayers.
Posted By: manimal

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 06:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Okie Banker
We have four other dogs


I remember reading somewhere that you can tie a little bell or something that makes noise to the other pets in the home until the blind dog can adjust. The bells will help him or her recognize when other animals are near (good for when asleep so it's not startled) by sound until it knows everyone by smell. Humans can wear the bells too around their ankle or wrist to help the transition.

I am sure your vet can also provide lots of resources if needed. We all hope for the best for you and your pup!
Posted By: wavewatcher

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 06:13 PM

oh my. prayers for you and patches. hopefully her blindness is not "serious" and she (and you) will adjust to her new self. we had a whippet mix who we didn't realize was blind for the last 2 years of her life. she was so used to the layout of the house (or could sense each time i moved the furniture around) that she never got hurt navigating through the house.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: My Aussie - 06/15/11 06:23 PM

Okie, I am so sorry to hear this. Dogs do amazingly well with loss of sight but I know it is heartbreaking. Prayers of course!!
Posted By: ChicagoGuy

Re: My Aussie - 06/16/11 01:54 AM

Prayers for Patches and your family!
Posted By: Mrs. Rizzo

Re: My Aussie - 06/16/11 02:24 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your furry baby frown Prayers from TN!!
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 05:48 PM

Hopeful prognosis for Patches! Would you believe that it might be a tick bite causing the blindness?

We took Patches to our vet on Saturday morning. He didn't have a clue what was going on because of how quick the blindness came on (matter of days). Said they have fancy new glaucoma machine and a whiz running it but he would feel better if we took her to a specialist. He said they could mess around with her for a day to determine whether or not it was glaucoma but he felt time was of the essesence. We called right then and there and was able to get her an appt this morning to see the specialist in the City.

The specialist finds no evidence of cataracts or glaucoma but plenty of blood. Patches can't see because she's looking thru a thick veil of blood. She put her on steriod pills and steriod drops and an antibiotic and wants to see her in a week to see if the meds are working. No milk products with the steriods. And that she'd eat and drink tons while on the steriods. My MIL will be coming up throughout the day to let her out while we are at work.

All of our dogs are on flea/tick meds. It's on our calendar for monthly application. I would guess that a tick can always happen and much harder to see/find in the thick coat of an Aussie.

Kudos to our local vet for admitting we needed more help that he could give and sending us to the specialist. It appears that we got her in quick enough that there is a more than excellent chance of her getting her eyesite back. We are blessed to have our animals being taken care of by someone like him.

The specialist also recommended two TBL spoons a day of canned pumpkin for Patches' constipation. We think it's because Patches has hardly moved for the last week. She's just too afraid. I thought others might be interested in this "home" remedy for future pet problems.

Thank you so much, everyone, for your support and for listening to me. It's just really wonderful to have support and caring of the BOL community.
Posted By: Princess of Power

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 05:53 PM

Great news and Patches is luck to have you
Posted By: ChicagoGuy

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 06:05 PM

Continued prayers for Patches...poor baby!!
Posted By: TB 12

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 06:06 PM

Thats great news Okie!
Posted By: manimal

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 06:25 PM

Hoping for the best for Patches!!
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 06:32 PM

That's wonderful news - and thanks for letting us know. Please keep us posted on Patches' progress.
Posted By: B_F

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 06:40 PM

You have a GREAT vet! It takes a good vet/doctor/any professional to know when to say they need someone else to help out because they aren't sure. Tick Disease can be very tough to diagnose, so you're very lucky you caught it.

PS: Canned pumpkin is good for this, but you can substitute fresh pumpkin or butternut squash if you want, even sweet potatoes with the skin on them! (I split them with my dogs frequently)
Posted By: hmdagal

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 06:58 PM

Sounds like good news all around! One of mine managed to get a tick-borne disease while on a preventative. I was surprised, too, to find out that it happens.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 07:00 PM

Good news! The vet told me that the flea and tick stuff won't prevent the tick from biting therefore they can still get the tick diseases.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: My Aussie - 06/20/11 07:51 PM

I've experienced tick paralysis with one of my dogs years ago. Once the tick was removed from the upper cervical area...he was good as new! Great news for Patches! I would have never guessed a tick bite would have done that!
Posted By: MadisonCali

Re: My Aussie - 06/29/11 05:28 PM

Pumpkin is kind of a miracle food for the dog's digestive system...I've seen it help with not only constipation but diarrhea. Just make sure you buy canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling...I had a friend do that once by accident and it was not pretty smile

Glad to hear things are looking up!
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/29/11 06:16 PM

No change yet. She went back to the canine eye specialist on Monday and the Doc says the left eye is slightly better but still too much blood in both eyes for her to see the nerves. Prognosis is still hopeful. Continue steriods and antibiotics. Come back in two more weeks.

I have to say that I am exhaused. We (me) have to let her out every 2-3 hours because the steriods cause thirst, which leads to a very active bladder. I have to get up 2-3 times throughout the nite to take her out. Awesome MIL comes over 3 times during the day and takes her out. I'm afraid that if I don't she'll either explode or it might do some harm somewhere for her to have to hold it in all nite. We've been crating her at nite.

Bless her heart, she lives in our foyer and we have to take her out on a leash because she flat runs into everything. She will not and has not moved from about a 4 sq foot area going on for about 12 days now. She is just so timid. I've laid a path of rugs around the house (she won't walk on tile or wood floors) but she's just too scared. I got her to come into the living room with me for about 15 min. last nite but then she went right back to her spot. The quality of her life sucks right now. I pray it gets better.
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 06/29/11 07:12 PM

Okie - we had the same steroid issue with our greyhound a few years ago. Poor baby would leave a lake in the dining room - I worked 40 miles from home.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/29/11 08:39 PM

Same here. 43 miles from home. My MIL is an angel.
Posted By: TINKerBell

Re: My Aussie - 06/30/11 11:08 AM

Awww Okie, my heart breaks for you! Hang in there, and give her lots of love.....that is her constant now as she tries to adjust to something that must be terrifying for her....you have my continued prayers.
Posted By: Mrs. Rizzo

Re: My Aussie - 06/30/11 01:34 PM

frown Prayers okie.
Posted By: Snow Bunny

Re: My Aussie - 06/30/11 03:00 PM

Same here.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/30/11 06:45 PM

Thanks everyone. I'm beginning to think we are going to have to start a BOL Pet Forum. I have 5 dogs to contribute.

Wanna hear about the Rott that found a porcipine (AGAIN) and ended up at the vet last week, under sedation, to have the quills removed?

Wanna hear about the daughter Rott that is so happy to be in the house in this hot weather (i.e. 105-108 degrees) that everytime we let her in she lays down on the cool tile in the laundry room and pees.

*sigh*
Posted By: B_F

Re: My Aussie - 06/30/11 07:43 PM

Okie, porcupines are no joke! They are as bad as skunks!
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/30/11 07:57 PM

The worst part is they just won't learn. This happens a couple of times a year, between the mom and daughter. We never see the porcupines to kill them. We just wake up in the mornings and find dogs that look like Santa with a full "quill" beard. Our sainted vet says our dogs are about the worst he's ever seen for this. And the fact that they don't learn. Once I had to take in both dogs the same morning. They get them in the nose and between their teeth.
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 06/30/11 08:30 PM

That sounds just awful - and so painful for your dogs. Our two shelties like to lay on the air conditioning vent when it's blowing; however they have good bladder control. The basenji will lay flat out on the tile or wood floor if she's hot. She looks so funny splayed out like that.
Posted By: Bagweaver

Re: My Aussie - 07/01/11 01:38 PM

We used to have an English springer spaniel that would stick his nose to the air vent, and if it wasn't on, he'd stare at you. smile

This was also the dog that drank out of the toilet and in the summer if he thought the water was too warm, he'd bark for you to come flush the toilet. Ewwwwwwwwwwwww! sick
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 07/01/11 02:41 PM

That is funny Bagweaver. Nice parlour trick when company is over, huh?
Posted By: wavewatcher

Re: My Aussie - 07/01/11 09:36 PM

hey bagweaver - my whippet drinks regularly out of the toilet. not sure why, he has fresh water 2x a day. vet says its something about the swirling water or moving water that whippets like. so, i'm looking for a water bowl that has moving water.
Posted By: Bagweaver

Re: My Aussie - 07/02/11 09:42 AM

One benefit with him drinking out of the toilet was dry ears. If he drank out of his water bowl, they got wet. His ears would drape over the toilet seat when that was his bowl of choice.
Posted By: The Minion

Re: My Aussie - 07/05/11 12:29 PM

My ESS drinks out of the toilet during the night because she doesn't want to go downstairs. My husband gets mad so he puts the lid down. (I run in after him to put it back up grin)
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 07/05/11 01:46 PM

Still no change with Patches, no improvement at all in her sight. She is still on steriods and antibiotics. We don't take her back till next Monday.

She is having such a hard time adjusting. She is not, after three weeks, memorizing any of her space. She gets turned around real easy and balks when you try to correct her direction. Even taking her straight out the front door and back she gets turned around. It hurts my heart to see her this way.

I now have a patch work of rugs around the house so she can wander, which she is now starting to do. If you'll remember, Patches won't walk on tile or wood floor. A trip to the vet could include you dragging her to the back exam rooms while she lays on a rug. grin Either that or you have to carry her 65 pound hiney around.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie is starting to see! - 07/11/11 09:29 PM

Good news! Took Patches back to the eye doc today and the doc says she sees improvement in Patches' eyes and she believes that Patches might even be able to see a teensy bit. My husband, who took her today, said that he was encouraged that Patches didn't walk straight into the side of the truck when they were leaving, like she has been doing. We have to keep her on the steriods for a little while longer and back to the doc around the end of the month.

My MIL, who walks her every day said she thought Patches took the step on and off the porch a little better today.

It could be that the improvement is going to happen as fast as her decline into blindness!

Thanks for the power of BOL prayers.
Posted By: hmdagal

Re: My Aussie is starting to see! - 07/12/11 02:01 AM

Great news! I just read an interesting article yesterday about blind dogs. They suggested using different scents to mark things to help the dog out. Use one low on each side of a doorway and another on furniture they tend to walk into.
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie is starting to see! - 07/12/11 11:57 AM

Yay for Patches!!! Praying that her eyesight is totally restored.
Posted By: Mrs. Rizzo

Re: My Aussie is starting to see! - 07/12/11 12:39 PM

Ditto Duchess!~~
Posted By: manimal

Re: My Aussie is starting to see! - 07/12/11 05:12 PM

YAY!! Hope things continue to improve for her! smile
Posted By: wavewatcher

Re: My Aussie is starting to see! - 07/13/11 06:11 PM

great news. hope the recovery will continue. continued prayers
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: My Aussie is starting to see! - 07/13/11 06:17 PM

Here's hoping and praying that Patches continues to improve!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: My Aussie is starting to see! - 07/13/11 06:37 PM

Yea!
Posted By: MadisonCali

Re: My Aussie - 07/18/11 04:15 PM

Originally Posted By: wavewatcher
hey bagweaver - my whippet drinks regularly out of the toilet. not sure why, he has fresh water 2x a day. vet says its something about the swirling water or moving water that whippets like. so, i'm looking for a water bowl that has moving water.


That's a common thing for cats. If you haven't found them yet, pet stores have drinking 'fountain' dishes for cats that I'm sure would work for your whippet:)
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 07/27/11 01:44 PM

Patches has totally recovered her sight. We are so thankful. We are still keeping her inside and watching her but she's back to her old bouncy self. It's nice to see.
Posted By: manimal

Re: My Aussie - 07/27/11 02:31 PM

Hooray!!!! grin grin grin grin
Posted By: TB 12

Re: My Aussie - 07/27/11 02:35 PM

thats great news okie!!!
Posted By: hmdagal

Re: My Aussie - 07/27/11 02:35 PM

Good to hear!
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 07/27/11 03:22 PM

Fantastic news. Thanks so much for sharing!
Posted By: Happy Drugs

Re: My Aussie - 07/27/11 03:36 PM

That makes me and all my 4 legged babies so happy!!! This is just awesome!!!
Posted By: wavewatcher

Re: My Aussie - 07/27/11 06:30 PM

great news. i am so happy for you and patches.
Posted By: ChicagoGuy

Re: My Aussie - 08/02/11 12:57 PM

I just saw this and it made me smile. Thank you and Thank God!
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 05/20/14 04:36 PM

Went to let Ms Patches out this morning and she is walking sideways and falling down. She has a tilt of her head to the left side. Bless her heart. Hopefully the vet will tell us that it isn't bad. Poor thing is now over 16. Please think good thought for this baby of ours.

Patches is the one that the other dogs "won't let her play in any reindeer games". They intimidate her and bully her so she gets to live inside. It's bad when you have three constantly vying for the alpha position (2 Rotts and 2 Mastiff) and Patches not caring.
Posted By: JSD

Re: My Aussie - 05/20/14 04:49 PM

Same thing happened to our dog who is 13 YOA. Vet called it Old Dog Syndrome. We were fortunate in that it only lasted about 4 weeks with no lasting results - sometimes the head tilt remains. We had to keep him pretty still and in a low light room. Vet equated it to a vertigo attack in humans. Hope Ms. Patches gets along well and quickly!
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 05/20/14 04:56 PM

I'm so sorry, Okie. Please let us know how Ms. Patches is doing.
Posted By: TB 12

Re: My Aussie - 05/20/14 05:02 PM

Okie, I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Patches. My thoughts and prayers go to you.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 05/20/14 05:15 PM

Thanks everyone. Good to hear JSD! We can use our mud room for that. It is very cool, quiet and low lighted. Even at 16 she still bounces around like Tigger.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: My Aussie - 05/20/14 05:35 PM

::fingers crossed for Ms. Patches:: smile
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: My Aussie - 05/20/14 06:46 PM

Praying for Ms. Patches
Posted By: JSD

Re: My Aussie - 05/21/14 02:48 PM

Any vet updates? Hope she is doing much better today (and you too!).
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 05/21/14 03:16 PM

About the same. The vet couldn't get her in until late this afternoon. But we were encouraged that she went out easily this morning and did all her business and found and drank out of the 5 gallon bucket we keep outside for all the girls. Thanks for asking. Hopefully good news this evening!
Posted By: TB 12

Re: My Aussie - 05/21/14 03:47 PM

Good news Okie!
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 05/22/14 03:22 PM

Okie - how is Ms. Patches doing?
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 05/22/14 06:55 PM

Thanks for asking! About the same. The doctor said they really don't know what brings on these inner ear issues. Said that he had to put his schnauzer down for it once because of how bad it was. Patches isn't near that bad, but she has it enough that she walks in circles and has a hard time eating.

They gave her a shot of steroids and another of antibiotics and an appointment in 2 weeks. Please keep her in your thoughts.

It was kind of funny last night. She was trying to get a drink out of the girl's outside 5 gallon bucket. Well, there is Canola growing on our land and there are bee boxes in the field with a gazillion bees, which is to help with pollination. We are in a very, very bad drought so all the bees are coming to our house looking for water. I have bowls and plates everywhere for them. You should have seen us - Patches was trying to get a drink and we were surrounded by hundreds of bees. I kept trying to scoop all the bees out of the water and trying to keep her from swallowing the bees and she's wondering what the heck is going on. I'd scoop and she would pause, repeat..... We looked like Keystone Cops!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: My Aussie - 05/22/14 07:01 PM

eek
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: My Aussie - 05/22/14 07:14 PM

Hoping she gets better soon!!
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 05/22/14 07:20 PM

Thank you
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: My Aussie - 05/22/14 07:22 PM

Hope she gets better soon!!!!
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 05/27/14 02:27 PM

Has she improved, Okie?
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/02/14 06:46 PM

Sorry, I was on vacation for a few days. She is much better - about 90%. Thanks BOLers for pulling her thru again.

She's a funny girl. She lives on a 5 x 7 carpet in our dining room, which is right off the back door. She won't walk on tile or wood floors so she never wanders thru the house. She's happy as a clam there and tends to get perturbed when you make her go outside other than to potty. What we won't do for our dogs. At least we've changed her food to something softer that she loves and I don't have to create concoctions with dog food and scrambled eggs and/or beef broth any more. grin
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: My Aussie - 06/02/14 06:50 PM

I still have the trail of carpets /rugs from my room all the way to the front door for my old girl. She hasn't fallen since I did that...should have thought of it sooner!
Posted By: manimal

Re: My Aussie - 06/02/14 06:53 PM

So glad to hear she is doing beter, Okie!
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: My Aussie - 06/02/14 06:54 PM

That is good news Okie. I hope she continues to do well.
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 06/02/14 07:20 PM

I can commiserate Okie. We're creating concoctions for our 15+ basenji. Last night I cooked a Stouffer's Grandma's Chicken Rice Bake. That will last about 4-5 miles, if she doesn't stop eating it before then. She will eat something for a day or two - and then stop.

So glad Ms. Patches is better. I was getting quite concerned.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/02/14 07:25 PM

I laugh when I think about a sign I saw on Pinterest:

I want a puppy and my husband doesn't so we compromised and got a puppy.

All our dogs are now over 4 years old. I have puppy fever and my husband DOES NOT! To be truthful I have terrier fever.
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: My Aussie - 06/02/14 09:45 PM

Originally Posted By: HRH Okie Banker
I laugh when I think about a sign I saw on Pinterest:

I want a puppy and my husband doesn't so we compromised and got a puppy.

All our dogs are now over 4 years old. I have puppy fever and my husband DOES NOT! To be truthful I have terrier fever.


DO IT!!! We're into week 2 of operation JRT. Sadie's an absolute doll. Although not a typical JRT. She's decidedly LAZY! Her naptime far outweighs psycho-puppy time. And she's a snuggler. Absolutely adore her. And she's half wire and half smooth coat so she's got these random long wiry hairs on her face that are adorable!!!

Glad to hear your Aussie's getting better! I love the sweet way old dogs rely on their humans.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/03/14 03:43 PM

I <3 JRTs

So CompliantOkie - where exactly do you live?

::hopes CO doesn't see thru my plot to steal Sadie::
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: My Aussie - 06/03/14 04:00 PM

Originally Posted By: HRH Okie Banker
I <3 JRTs

So CompliantOkie - where exactly do you live?

::hopes CO doesn't see thru my plot to steal Sadie::


North Dakota. Sadie lives in North Dakota.


::Okie will never guess I mean southwestern OK::
Posted By: TB 12

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 12:24 PM

Great news Okie. smile Anything for the pups.

When Cass had her leg amputated, along with all the throw rugs we bought a bunch of foam interlocking squares to put in the kitchen-the throw rugs tended to slip on the tile.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 12:49 PM

I use those waffle looking drawer liners under mine...works like a charm! (and probably much cheaper!)
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 03:03 PM

Lost my 20 yo kitty over the weekend. cry The house is too darn quiet now.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 03:20 PM

frown I'm so very sorry!
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 03:23 PM

Oh - I'm so sorry EGB.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 03:24 PM

I am so sorry EGB.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 03:31 PM

Thanks, y'all. It has not been a very fun week.
Posted By: TB 12

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 03:56 PM

Sorry to hear that EGB. frown
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 04:26 PM

Oh no! I am so sorry. That is a long, long time friend to have lost.
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 04:31 PM

Losing a cat leaves a vacancy in your heart and on your lap. Sorry for your loss, E.G.B.
Posted By: Kathleen O. Blanchard

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 05:16 PM

Oh that is so sad. Sorry to hear that EGB.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: My Aussie - 06/04/14 05:23 PM

Thanks again, y'all. It keeps catching me at inopportune times.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 05:20 PM

Patches, our Aussie, crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week while I was at a conference. My poor husband had to find her and bury her in 20 degree weather. Thank goodness she didn't linger and she passed in her sleep. We will miss her Tigger bouncing around the house. She was the sweetest girl.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 05:27 PM

I'm so sorry. Hugs for y'all.
Posted By: doodles

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 05:42 PM

So sorry HRH. It is so hard when we lose one of our fur babies. Thinking of you.
Posted By: TB 12

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 05:42 PM

Okie-I am so sorry for your loss-hugs and prayers go out to you.
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 06:00 PM

So sorry for your loss. That's truly heartbreaking!!!
Posted By: TINKerBell

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 06:07 PM

SO sorry to hear about your furbaby HRH...
Posted By: Skittles

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 06:14 PM

I knew what I was going to read when I saw this thread. I am so sorry, Okie - and I can't imagine what your poor husband went through. {{HUGS}}
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 06:47 PM

I'm sorry, Okie. frown
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 07:08 PM

frown
You loved her well.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: My Aussie - 11/17/14 07:19 PM

So sorry. frown
Posted By: hmdagal

Re: My Aussie - 11/18/14 04:29 PM

So sorry for your loss.
Posted By: bOaty

Re: My Aussie - 11/18/14 07:13 PM

Hugs coming your way.
Posted By: manimal

Re: My Aussie - 11/18/14 07:41 PM

Definite hugs coming from over here too. So sorry. frown
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: My Aussie - 11/18/14 08:19 PM

Sending you many hugs. It sounds like you gave her a wonderful life.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: My Aussie - 11/18/14 11:08 PM

Thanks everyone. She did have a wonderful life on the farm. We were lucky to have each other.
Posted By: Rocky P

Re: My Aussie - 11/19/14 03:10 PM

So sorry about your losses. It is so hard to loose such a close friend.