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Saddle shoe days when decisions were made for us!

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019


We drove to the vet yesterday-2 hours Away--
Beau whined and made life miserable for half of that drive--

When we arrived, Tess would not go in--Two people had to come out and lift her inside-
She told me that she had just "had it" with trips to the vet and all the terrible stuff done to her--poor wee girl!-

Anyway, her legs were measured, and the brace was ordered-
We were so happy to get back home by noon , with NO SNOW FALLING!


-meanwhile, the vet who did her surgery on the other leg , was ranting and raving at me for our decision to not put this poor 10 yr old dog thru another surgery--He feels a brace on the leg is a bad decision on our part---

-Poor old Tess eh?---maybe we will just keep the brace and look at it as something to use if "the moment is right"--- emoticon

it's an Uber day and I must get to the Dreadmill, which might keep my brain healthy--
-at least that's what they say!


Decisions-decisions---It's so hard to decide to do everything that people tell us--
Is "this" or is "that" the right way to go?

-so hard to be an adult isn't it?---
Lord love a Duck!--
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Wasn't life so much easier in those saddle shoe days?---



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  • QUAIL75
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    270 days ago
  • PROVERBS31JULIA
    Never mind the vet - he's just grumpy because he thought he heard "ca-ching! $$$ ca-ching" when he brought up surgery. Sometimes it is kinder to let the dogs go when it's time for them to go. And often times surgery is seen as this "heroic" endeavor but if the pets are too old and surgery is gonna likely kill them anyway, what's the point? I had a vet like that, trying to pump in lots of surgery and snake oil for some exotic rare this or that disease when my poor old cat had just lived many many years, and I decided no, he could just be cared for at home, "Hospice For Cats" and he died a very dignified and beautiful death. I kinda have to think the only reason my current cat has lived to be just over 18 years now is because I have NOT taken her to the vet much at all the past five years... and she's doing fine, thank you very much. So I believe you are doing the right thing for your Tess! Nothing wrong with a brace!
    270 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I started school wearing brown high tops and "graduated" to saddle oxfords a year or so later. I told myself I was then wearing shoes like all the other girls, which was partially true, but for the leg brace! I love the fact that Oxfords are now considered "classic"!
    271 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
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    271 days ago
  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    No snow day. How wonderful.
    273 days ago
  • MCJULIEO
    Ahhh! Those saddle shoe days!
    Back when chewing gum or passing notes in class was tantamount to juvenile delinquency!

    I kinda miss those days.......
    273 days ago
  • REDROBIN47
    Hope Tess's leg gets better on it's own. I loved those saddle shoes.
    273 days ago
  • SUSIEMT
    Poor Tess! Most of all poor you! And what's with that Vet, who sent you to the other people? Those were all rhetorical questions. You will have the brace just in case! I don't think I would make Tess go through another surgery either. If that Vet was so good why didn't he do the job right in the first place. I got my rant out, thank you very much. (((HUGS)))
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    273 days ago
  • BLUEJEAN99
    I like a doormat that (mis)quotes John Donne! That vet sounds a tad harsh. Surgery isn't always the best decision!!! emoticon
    273 days ago
  • MAXIET
    We went thru this with our dog too! Luckily we could just pick her up & take her somewhere, she was 25 pounds, so it could be done. We operated on her leg and after that she would really put up a fight anytime we tried to pick her up. We had her another 5 years, so I say it was worth it but that trust wasn't there anymore & if she had it in her head she wasn't doing something, she wasn't doing it! It made us slow down a bit & we really enjoyed the last years with her. She lived 17 years. If we could have used a brace, we would have but her knee was blown. Good luck! As for saddle shoes, I never wore them but I get the idea.
    274 days ago
  • TERRIJ7
    It would be a hard decision and I'm sure Tess appreciates how much you care about the things that will affect the quality of her life.
    274 days ago
  • GAYEMC
    Listen to your gut, its usually right. I would have opted out of the surgery also.
    274 days ago
  • DIANNEMT
    Hang in there!
    274 days ago
  • IDICEM
    Pay no attention to that vet. Your decision is sound. I also loved my saddle shoes in high school. emoticon
    274 days ago
  • DEEEBEE
    We have the same doormat! A lot of visitors comment on it and that's always fun.
    274 days ago
  • LIZDAWEIRDO
    The "good old days" really weren't so good.

    Poor Tess - I hope the brace helps her.
    274 days ago
  • JERICHO1991
    Saddle shoe days seem easier now, I'm sure they did not then.
    274 days ago
  • no profile photo BLUEFOO
    Wow! Don't second guess yourself. You already had a purpose for driving to the vet. Leave it at that. To much second thought burns you out. See how the brace work and go from there. You are a good mommy to Tess and Beau and I know you have their best interest in mind. Shake it off and continue on. Great for you to get your exercise in after such a long drive. I loved the brown and beige saddle shoes. I just didn't like that they lasted so long. T-straps was my most favorite shoes. Have a good rest of the day. emoticon
    274 days ago
  • HARRIETT14
    The older I get the more responsibilities I have. When does it end??? Why couldn't I stay young???? Don't you ask yourself those questions???
    274 days ago
  • BLPRETTYGIRL1
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    274 days ago
  • no profile photo BONDMANUS2002
    Absolutely
    274 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    You made the;on that works for you and Tess. Just because someone sees it differently doesn't make it right.
    274 days ago
  • no profile photo NONNAOF2
    Tess has probably been through enough at her age. Do what you feel is right for her and for you, too! Surgery takes a lot out of a older animal. Kudos to you and Himself in taking the time to drive the two hours, I'm so relieved it did not snow during your drive! I hope the brace works out!
    I haven't thought about saddle shoes or penny loafers since the early 50's! Those shoes lasted forever, so unlike the shoes they have now for kids! Kudos to you if you got on the 'Dreadmill', long drives exhaust me these days, I couldn't do one more thing, you're amazing! Keep happy thoughts, stay warm and have a nice cup of tea! One day the Queen may hitch a ride with your son on one of his flights and stop by to join you!! :-)
    274 days ago
  • MUVFASTA
    I hope the brace works out for Tess. Have a great day and hang in there. emoticon emoticon
    275 days ago
  • JLAMING263
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    275 days ago
  • MARYJEANSL
    Wow - how (imho) inappropriate for that vet to chew you out, when you made the best decision you could. These issues are not always black and white. Surgery is hard on anyone, especially older people (and dogs). Maybe said vet just wants the money from doing an expensive surgery. (Hopefully not, but sometimes money is the motivation for some people.)
    275 days ago
  • SPARKLINGME176
    So sorry you have to go through all of this with Tess. You are a GREAT mommy! Hope the brace helps! Our fur baby, Lucy (14 yrs.) has allergies. She gets shots called Citipointe or something like that., they are an antihistamine, it is VERY dry here in the SW. They help her stop itching almost in 10 minutes afterwards. They are VERY pricy about $165.00 each. Some people need to get them monthly. Luckily she only needs them about every 4 months. Our VET is the BEST, ever! He is NOT in it for the money, thx goodness. He even has a plan for people who can't pay all up front.

    Sending good ((((((((vibes)))))))) to you & your fur family!
    275 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    Excuse me for wondering why a vet would rant snd rave at you ? The decision was made and the vet is s professional who can recommend and explain, but not rant.
    275 days ago
  • NANCY-
    We alone walk in our shoes and make the best decisions we can with what we have got.
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    275 days ago
  • CL4DIET
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    275 days ago
  • DMSGLASS
    I remember those saddle shoe days!

    If the brace helps Tess, great! If not then you can revisit the option of surgery. I'm guessing the brace is out of the vet's comfort zone of options, but Tess isn't his dog. In the end, it's your choice.

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    275 days ago
  • NOLAHORSERIDER
    Yes. Live was so much easier when we didn't have to make that many decisions. I believe that you are doing what is right for Tess. She is really too old to be put under any more. If the brace works, and will help keep her out of pain, so be it!

    Please keep us posted on her progress.

    SparkCheers,
    No
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    275 days ago
  • JAZZII4
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    275 days ago
  • LIZZIE138
    Poor Tess. You & Himself, as mom & dad, are doing what you feel is right for your fur baby. The vet needs to respect your decision. Will she be able to move around freely with the brace on. Oh it’s so hard to watch our furry babies age. Give her a hug from me. Beau too. I don’t want him to feel left out.
    275 days ago
  • SHOAPIE
    At 10 years I don’t think I would subject her to surgery either. emoticon
    275 days ago
  • GETULLY
    Perhaps the vet realizes that her surgery will make the final payment on his new boat! Hope all goes well with the brace.
    275 days ago
  • CARD512002
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    275 days ago
  • KITTYHAWK1949
    I remember those shoes and the bobby socks and the sock hops.... Poor Tess. I agree at 10 she shouldn't have to go through surgery.
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    275 days ago
  • WASCALLYWONE
    You're right; the days of someone else taking responsibility for decisions made were so easy! But as adults (we have to "adult") at least it's a bit of a freedom to make a choice. I am terrible at decision! Even as far as ordering a meal. I order mine, and then want what someone else has! LOL!

    Good luck with Tess and all your other concerns.
    275 days ago
  • 97MONTY
    I hope it all works out well for Tess
    275 days ago
  • 1DAY-ATA-TIME
    Decision, decision. Poor Tess. I hope the brace works for her.
    275 days ago
  • BONIFIANT
    That is an unhappy looking fur-baby for sure. She makes you want to do something to make her feel better. I truly hope the brace will do what you want it to do without making her more miserable like having surgery would do for awhile. Beside, you and himself don't need to be carrying her outside in this weather like you had to before.
    275 days ago
  • VONGAI34
    Good luck to u & tess.
    275 days ago
  • MONIBELLY
    I love saddle shoes and will put mine on today in support of Tess!!! I'll be keeping you all in my prayers.
    275 days ago
  • BELINDAISKETO
    I think it seemed easier in those days because men did our thinking for us.
    I don't miss that at all. emoticon
    275 days ago
  • STEVIEBEE569
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    275 days ago
  • CHERYLHURT
    Luckily the babies have you!
    275 days ago
  • KARRONH
    Love your dogs. Keep them happy.

    I know I love mine - Bear and Sadie. Bear's a 6 year old shepherd/poodle/husky mix - 60 lbs of muscle and hair - he looses 5 lbs everytime he gets shorn. Sadie's a 10 year old cock-a-poo - scared of her own shadow.

    As far as saddle shoes - they were the most comfortable shoes I ever owned. Of course, back then my feet didn't hurt all the time anyway.

    Sparkle On!


    275 days ago
  • KATHRYNGC
    I just told a girl, in front of her dad, that she should always remember to play. ...no matter her age. That I will soon be 66 and still will sit on porch steps to blow bubbles! As for saddle shoe days? I loved those shoes. They were hard enough to really hurt when used to kick the shins of the boys were mean or trying to kiss you. That was third grade. Still laugh over it!
    275 days ago
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