Golden Retriever Returned after Mystery Surgery

Louisville, KY – A prominent racehorse family, owner of Kentucky Derby’s “Ride on Curlin” were distraught when their 13 year old golden retriever Roscoe went missing.  Strangely, he was returned after about 12 hours, with a shaved right hip and 10 stitches where a small patch of inflammation had plagued him for about 10 years.

Roscoe - Photo - The www.TheExaminer.com

Roscoe – Photo – The www.TheExaminer.com

Owner Lori Dougherty is hoping for answers.

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Golden Retriever Recovering After Eating 2lbs of Rocks

Edina, MN – Gordon, a 7 year old golden retriever is recovering after the vet had to remove 1.79lbs of river rocks from his stomach on Wednesday.

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BluePearl photo by Dani Akenson

16 rocks were removed from Gordon’s tummy and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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BluePearl photo by Dani Akenson

Full story – NY Daily News – Golden Retriever Needs Emergency Surgery After Eating 16 Rocks

The Tucker Files: Doing Better

We finally had a nice day here in Southern Ontario.  We took Tucker for a hike and a quick swim, since it has been over 10 days since “The Surgery”.

Here are some pictures from our trip:

running down the trail with gusto! (slightly out of focus, I’m working on this!)

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Swimming in the river:

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Checking out the scenery..(again, slightly out of foucus)

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The car ride…

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And now all brushed and checked for ticks, resting with his best buddie…a great (almost) summer day!

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Good night everyone!!  Thank goodness summer is almost here!

The Tucker Files – Time for “The Surgery”

Don’t tell Tucker, because he doesn’t know, but tomorrow he is going to have “The Surgery”

Yes, he is 20 months old, we waited an extra 2 months, but some of that wait can be attributed to the fact that we actually did switch veterinary hospitals.

Tucker had a “meet and greet” at the new animal hospital and all went well, so we booked “The Surgery” and tomorrow is the big day.

At the time of this post Tucker has had his “last supper” as an intact male.  Here he is before I left for work tonight.  I hate leaving him tonight more that usual.

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And since this is a Tucker Files post, I’m going to include some more pictures, because I can!

My sweet, sleeping angel…

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Tucker isn’t allowed in the living room, which is the only room that faces the front of the house.  Some nights, my boyfriend lets Tucker out to the garage to watch for me.  He always knows when its almost time for me to get home.  Here’s what I see when pulling in the driveway…

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And one more, Tucker laying on the cool ceramic tile in the evening…

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Here’s hoping for a trouble-free surgery!  I will let you know how it goes!