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    Thank you all for your unwavering support! ...

    Thank you all for your unwavering support!

    Remi seems to be in generally good spirits, but she may be a little less energetic than normal. I'm hoping that returning to her normal routine will...
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    Update 10 PM Monday; Remi's Home!

    I brought Remi home this evening! All four dogs have returned to my care. Outwardly, they seem to be in good health and good spirits. They have good appetites and energy levels.

    Remi's BUN...
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    Update 10 PM EST Sunday

    I brought Q home this evening. She was ready for a belly rub! Tess was in heat when I took them in. Now I've got a trio of hot bitches! Q and Remi both came in season at Purdue! It was about...
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    Irishwhistler, Good to hear you're making...

    Irishwhistler,

    Good to hear you're making great progress in your fight! Prayers sent on your behalf. I'm sure Trad's love and faithful companionship are as important in your recovery as the...
  5. I'm so sorry Anne. The stress and sleep...

    I'm so sorry Anne. The stress and sleep deprivation from just whelping a litter about puts me down. I can only imagine how hard this tragedy has been on you between the hard work and heartbreak.
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    Update 9:15 AM EST Sunday; One more Coming Home Today

    Tess and Dart are both happy to be home. Both have good energy and appetites.

    Purdue just called and Sarah, the 4th year student on the case, said we may bring Q home this afternoon. However,...
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    Update 8 PM EST Saturday; Halfway Home!

    I was able to bring Tess and Dart home this evening! Praise the Lord!!! They acted normally and were in great spirits. I almost rubbed their fur off caressing them! We had a snuggle-fest and lots...
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    Steve, Right now I'm too concerned for the...

    Steve,

    Right now I'm too concerned for the wellbeing of the dogs to be mad. Be assured that an investigation has been initiated and is ongoing. I won't be commenting on that part of this...
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    Update 9:30 AM EST Saturday

    I just got off the phone with the vet at Purdue. Tess and Dart were taken off of ethanol therapy late last night. Q and Remi discontinued ethanol this AM.

    Remi gave them a scare last night. ...
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    Update Friday 7 PM

    The news from Purdue is good so far, but too early to pop the cork on the champagne bottle. Things can still go wrong. We'll know more in a couple of days once all of the dogs are off therapy and...
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    Update 2 PM Friday

    I finally got some news from Purdue. All of the dog's urine is now free of calcium oxalate crystals, which is good news. All of the dogs are producing an adequate volume of urine and the results...
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    A Personal Note To All

    Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. I'm still dazed and trying to wrap my head around all of this.

    Last night the vet said she wouldn't hesitate to call in the middle of the night if...
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    Thanks Steve, I'm pretty sure you realize my...

    Thanks Steve,

    I'm pretty sure you realize my dog Remi, who I'm so fond of and have such high hopes for in the field and in my breeding program, is out of your Rooster and my Tess. Thanks for such...
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    Update as of 7 PM EST Thursday

    Thanks for all the prayers and support!

    Blood work for kidney function is still looking good for all. Tess and Dart (my 9 mo. old pup) seem to be in the best position with few crystals in Tess's...
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    Update

    I got updates on urinalysis for the dogs this PM as follows.

    Dart: No signs of Calcium Oxalate crystals (which are a bi-product of Ethylene Glycol metabolism. Crystals in the urine are BAD...
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    Prayer Needed for My Four Labs

    I haven't posted much recently, but in a time of need I know the folks on RTF will understand my heartache better than most. For those who don't know of me I've been a professional Consulting...
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    Bridget, Congratulations! I'm not a PA...

    Bridget,

    Congratulations! I'm not a PA resident, but I'm sure you will do a great job representing the interests of PA sportsmen and sporting dog owners.

    You're blessed to be in a position to...
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    I agree with most of what has been said regarding...

    I agree with most of what has been said regarding the marketing of white Labs and the insignificance of color. However, there is documentation of a true white Labrador in Mary Roslin Williams book...
  19. fastpup, I'm new to this thread, but have been...

    fastpup,

    I'm new to this thread, but have been following it and I'd say your take on the facts is accurate.

    Concerning the emboldened statements above, if a dog's eyes were found to be normal...
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    I've heard this too. I can't say I'd totally...

    I've heard this too. I can't say I'd totally discount the idea either. However, I tend to have spring litters (the last three all born in May), so hunting the mama while pregnant hasn't been an...
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    Dave, A good analysis of the discussion. ...

    Dave,

    A good analysis of the discussion. Regarding marketing to impatient Americans who want instant gratification, perhaps I should market my Doggy-Bee-Good pills made from the distilled nectar...
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    Don't know whether to address Darrin or Troy!?! ...

    Don't know whether to address Darrin or Troy!?!

    My reply is that it depends on your priorities. If the priority is a large litter of puppies I'd leave her in the comforts of home. If you'd...
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    Kirk, When I had the floor of my barn poured I...

    Kirk,

    When I had the floor of my barn poured I asked the contractor about fiberglass fiber instead of wire mesh. He recommended wire over fiber. I also had a light broom finish to help prevent...
  24. Advice on Truck Vault, Dog Boxes, & Other Accessories for a Yukon XL/Suburban

    RTF'ers,

    I'm looking for input on accessories for holding guns, equipment, and dogs. I finally had to replace my old 2002 Yukon XL (264,000 miles) with a 2014 Yukon XL and I'm looking to outfit...
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    To Quote Yosemite Sam . . . "SHUT UP SHUTTING...

    To Quote Yosemite Sam . . . "SHUT UP SHUTTING UP!!!"

    Swack
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