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The pups group shot.

As you can see, the kids are all asleep together for the first time in almost two months. Indiana slipped a disc the weekend before Christmas, and the prognosis wasn't very good for him to walk again. He basically went "full down", which means total loss of the back legs around the first of the year. Two vets told us surgery was the only option, however, $5000 was a bit out of reach, and there are known cases of some recovery from crate rest and medication. Tuesday evening, February 5th, Kimberly and I were having baked chicken for dinner, and Indiana, ever the opportunist, sat at her feet as if to use his jedi pup powers to give hime some. Kimberly told him..."If you take a few steps and walk, you get a whole chicken breast. Apparantly, dogs DO understand English, since we went outside for potty, and......(insert music) Indiana took 4 solid steps, thus making Kimberly eat her words. As of this weekend, the boy is walking very well, and trying to make sure the girls know HE is in charge.

This sucks

I think that pretty much sums up Indy's thoughts on life at the moment.

Indy and Maggie

Now, I know I said in the past 2 dogs were more than enough, but we found little Maggie and fell in love. Now this shot shows some bad news we found out Saturday night. Indy looks miserable because he is. Not due to Maggie, but due to a slipped disc in his back that fully presented. He was grumpy and acting like he had a sick tummy, so Kimberly gave him some pepto and we let him sleep. By the time we went out for last potty, he was whining and very upset about being touched behind his ribcage. We then ran to the EVC at 11:30 pm and the vet said...well as he is a Doxie, it is no surprise that he is prone to back issues. The following shot is his life for the next 2 to 4 weeks, provided he does nothing to further his injury. He doesn't really jump, and stairs were kept to a minimum, so the vet had told us the he could have simply stepped wrong and the broken part finally let go. Even though they will never read this I would like to thank the Tualatin Emergency Vet Clinic and Sorrento Animal hospital for their amazing help. Dr. McBane at Sorrento is a daddy to several doxies and knows them and how to look after these problems. Kimberly is a GODDESS with patience and strength I could only dream of having in her care for my son. Her current job allows for a great deal of freedom to come and go, so she is spending this week working from the apartment to look after the "broken bunch" Lizzie and her slightly mental behavior (although she sleeps in her cage next to indy to look after him), Maggie with her puppy brain that just doesn't understand much more than food, play, potty, sleep, and my baby boy who crys in pain for several minutes after potty because he has just used muscles that tweak his back and he has to adjust to get comfy.
Merry Christmas everyone. I do realise this has been a very long post, and I normally don't say much, and let my pictures speak for me, but I did need to explain where things are at this moment. My ex-wife Sue and her husband Paul and our friends Stan and Cris have been great help as well.


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