Got back from the vet with Lily and Rosie (Rosie just had her nails trimmed again). Lily had two perianal anedomas removed (one large and one small), as well as nine extractions of loose or broken teeth, which sounds worse than it is, but small dogs often get bad teeth. None of them were abcessed, which is good, and the rest of her teeth were cleaned. When I asked how many teeth she has left, Harry just told me “plenty.” So that’s good enough for me:
There was no puking on the car ride home, which is always a bonus whether I am driving my dogs or my friends, and Lily took a nice little walk around the neighborhood and seems to be doing well.
*** Update ***
Here’s a better picture of her resting behind me in her doggy bed:
Best dog ever. I love those big eyes and that wet nose.
Oh Lily, looking beautiful, as always :)
Glad to hear the good report, Cole :)
She looks like her poor mouth aches.
I recognize the look from the Immp’s recent wisdom teeth removal
One of my all-time favorite animal rescue stories is Grandpa Mason, an old feral cat who was rescued by TinyKittens rescue in Vancouver and discovered his hidden kitten-raising talents:
This story appeared on The Dodo about 3 years ago and the rescue folks thought Mason had about 4 months left. It’s now almost 3 years later and he’s still going strong and helping socialize the kittens.
I thought of this because he, too, had to have quite a few teeth pulled, but he still manages to pick the kittens up by their scruffs when he wants to move them to a snuggle pile. ?
Lily is a gem. She’s been through so much, but shines always. My 11 year old PBGV recently had eight teeth extracted in addition to the six removed in recent years. His vet said some dogs just have bad teeth and a more acidic saliva which contributes to the problem. I think dogs have 42 teeth before any are yanked. Wag on, Lily, wag on.
Poor Lilly! The look on her face. Is she sh#tting razor blades?
“Plenty” Huh, don’t know how I’d process that.
Which reminds me of the Monday morning appointment to begin the getting-a-crown process. Effing hell.
A recent video of Grandpa Mason stockpiling kittens:
Japan and Netherlands putting on a clinic, especially compared to yesterday’s hackfest.
@LivinginExile: That was me just holding down the button of the camera getting a ton of pics- she’s actually pretty smiley right now.
@Mnemosyne: I love that video.
Awwww! Lily is such a sweet doggy. Dogs truly are the best.
I’m glad all is clean & she’s doing well. And yes smaller dogs do often have bad teeth.
Good! I’m pleased to hear that she is home and all is well.
A Lily song for you…
Smaller dogs and rescue dogs both often have bad teeth, according to my pooch’s veterinarian. My 40 pound rescue managed to break both her top fangs at some point in the 5 years we’ve had her. I hope the lower ones stay good, since those are the ones that keep the tongue in place. I knew a tiny elderly Yorkie who would have been the epitome of dignity except for his tongue lolling out the one side of his mouth.
Glad Lily continues to do well! Nice to see her enjoying the sunshine.
@Mnemosyne: You WILL have your face washed and you WILL take a nap and you WILL LIKE IT!
If you haven’t seen it, yet, everyone must watch “Life in the Doghouse” on Netflix.
It’s about two men who run a dog rescue. They have saved over 11,000 dogs. They have 71 at a time living in their home on their horse farm.
Keep thinking how many at BJ might live vicariously through them. (Well, except Satby and others who do actual hands on rescue.) Though, they do not cover up how much hard work is involved.
Seriously think BJ might adopt them. What a blessing they are on this Earth.
Well that’s an interesting attitude to take.
How long until we have to call you Your Highness?
Sweet Lily!! Glad everyone is home safe and sound.
Until the novocaine wears off, of course. :-P
@MazeDancer: I adopted a dog from a sanctuary where, sadly, I had to leave my own dog because after 7 years I could not address his unprovoked, untameable aggression. These ladies had at least 20 dogs living with them inside their house, which was the size of a double wide trailer. Each dog had a crate. There were living room dogs, dining room dogs and kitchen dogs. They had a run outside and their yard backed up to a swamp, which is where the dogs got to run and play. It was near a federal wildlife refuge, so pretty remote. I will definitely watch Life in the Doghouse on Netflix!
@trollhattan: Ok “Yo Hifhneese” it is!
Send good thoughts to my friend’s cat – Bean who is very sick and is at Dove Lewis hospital. He has a cyst that is pushing on his kidneys and causing issues. It’s hard to remove the cyst and if the cyst is cancerous that’s going to be a problem too. My friend and her husband has been with him all day.
@cain: Bean get well soon and best wishes to your parents who are devoted to you.
Sweet soulful Lily. You will have to spoil her extra today. Glad to hear the good health news.
Go Lily yay!
Doggie whiskers! So cute.
The “Life in the Doghouse” guys have a similar operation, but swankier, and with staff. But they work like maniacs all the time.
I want them to have a reality TV series. Actually, don’t understand why they don’t. But if they did, then I could visit them and the doggies all the time.
They’re in SC. It is painful and shocking how many sweet, wonderful dogs are abused and euthanized there. Here in Upstate NY, the shelter can’t keep up with the cute dog demand. They import from Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the Cayman Islands several times a year.
My dentist is not a believer in the gas. Which makes me doubly sad.
Aww, poor Bean. I hope all goes well for him and his owners.
@cain: best wishes to Bean and his worried family.
@Barbara: that sounds more like verging on hoarding. A lot of rescuers can become hoarders. They start to feel they can’t trust anyone will take care of the pets as well as they can, deluding themselves that you can care well for so many in a house. I don’t believe you can, and my highest census was 19 (10 mine, 9 extra) while I relief sat for another rescuer who took a vacation. It was insane, and they were all well behaved.
I have read that dogs have two eye muscles that wolves do not — developed after domestication and meant to interact emotionally with people. The muscles can be voluntarily controlled. One muscle is above the eye, so when they give you that big eye look that Lily is giving above it is the evolution of dogs ability to express emotion meant to manipulate you. The other is a muscle alongside their eye, which is I guess gives that embarrassed look they get after they mess up. Most say dogs don’t have expressions but don’t believe it.
my most recent rescue managed to lever out one of her ‘molars’ on a toy a few years back. found out at 5am when i stepped on it on the way to the kitchen to make coffee, all ‘what the shit is this?’
oh yeah, crowns. fun. the best is having a plastic-ass temporary one for like 2 weeks and chewing on the other side of your mouth cause the temp one squishes the nerve.
Looks like her snarl is still in top form!
The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.
Will be interested to hear what you think about “Life in the Doghouse” on Netflix. Though it may feel a little on the job and not so heart-warming for you.
They have staff. And quite the operation. Thought it was incredibly wonderful. Especially considering grim shelter stats in SC.
But would be good to hear your professional opinion.
The princess who would be queen. We have a fresh press secretary on the way, folks. Back to the popular game, “Who’s lying to me now?”
I’m totally on board with that last bit.
ETA Here’s a pic.
Fyi When concentration camps are brought up the rightwing brigade on reddit have been reduced to 1) the unsanitary conditions are Obama’s fault. 2) the child separation policy is no longer in place.
@chopper: AAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHHHHH! Like stepping on a Lego but with more saliva.
That Lilly song is an earworm’s earworm. Beyond catchy. Might be good for helping to teach someone English.
OT. News (from bloomberg):
This is, somehow, both surprising and unsurprising.
Steve in the ATL
Are there any good stats coming out of South Carolina? Perhaps golf courses per capita.
Poor Lily had a tough day, I’m glad she’s home and feeling better.
My dog would not make eye contact with me for a good two hours after getting home from the vet’s office.
@MattF: I did a spit take after reading that. It’s really bad that someone would have to work for a boss like that but the people in Trump’s administration are absurdly evil.
@John Cole: Any news on Lily the cat being adopted?
My dentist and endodontist are both believers in “profound local anesthesia.” Even a root canal doesn’t hurt a bit until the next day. Tough to eat for the rest of the day, though. ?
Long time reader – first time commenter… damn that Lily is a sweet looking girl. So glad she is doing well.
@KYgal: Nice to meet you — keep commenting!
What part of Kentucky?
So beautiful! And stoic in the face of pain. Such a good girl!
Sweet Lily. I love the pictures that show her sweet face.
Is it even legal to use a horsewhip on a horse, let alone on a human?
She is just a beautiful dog. How is your Dad doing?
Our old girl (now departed) had 15 teeth extracted. The vet told us she would be fine because she still had her “main chewing tooth.”