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    Oh 99, I really feel for you and would imagine i would be upset too. I really cant offer any words of encouragement as I havent been in that position but have you thought he is maybe picking up on your changed mood/feelings ?
    I know dogs are very sentive to a change in your behaviour or feelings of guilt, sadness, or anxiety?
    Just a thought...
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    I agree that he is probably picking up on your mood. That and having just been through trauma and drugged and uncomfortable.

    When my dog got hit, she hid under the house and only came out when my ex arrived. I think that was because she thought I was angry with her because I called her and then she got hit, or something to do with that. Will never know if that was a correct interpretation, but maybe Sammy is making some weird association like that.

    But whatever was causing his strange reaction it will pass and I am 100% sure he will never blame you for anything!

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    I agree that he is probably picking up on your stress and as he is hurting he isn't sure what to do. I bet all will be good in a day or so. It has been exceedingly traumatic for all of you.

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    OH bottles, how awful for Sammy. And you and your family. So glad that no serious injury was sustained, so lucky. Clearly not Sammy's time to leave you.

    Please dont waste your energy on 'if only....' it will get you nowhere productive. We all make mistakes with our children and dogs, and partners, coz we are human, not perfect. Learn, move on.

    I was very touched at your description of Sammy running to YOU screaming. How wonderful that in all that pain, he saw safety in your arms, what trust. Beautiful, simply a beautiful demo of your special relationship. I admire you in achieving this with your buddy.

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    Thanks everyone for the support, it has been really great having people to talk to who understand what it's like to really love a dog. The people at work have been great but my manager is allergic to dogs so it's very hard for her to understand and my mother went so far as to say that I need to develop better coping strategies because it is just a dog and if something does happen to him I can't just fall apart like that. I replied with well it's not like I can just decide to love him less and that made her laugh and she agreed with that.

    Sammy is back to his usual self today, albeit still in pain. I came home at lunch time from work to check on him and he put on his usual display when he saw me, even jumped up on me so I had to carefully lower his paws back to the ground. He just tried to sit on my lap which for once hurt both of us (instead of just me) and he is back to being my shadow, didn't even look twice when Dan left tonight, he was already following me back to the couch. I took him for a very brief walk today at lunch - he came for a car ride to the chicken shop and then I walked with him to the chicken shop and he had his tail up high and I had to tell him to walk nicely because the silly thing had the idea to pull even when two of his legs hurt to walk with... I am just amazed that he is recovering so quickly, and so grateful.

    And Bernie, I know it makes things so much easier. My last dog that I had for 15 years used to attack everyone when he was sick and/or injured and it made it so hard to help him. Sammy knows the words "fix it" because it's what I say when I pull biting ants off his nose or feet or sticks from between his toes so he knows it means there might be some pain but ultimately I'm going to make it better.

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    Glad to here Sammy's doing OK.

    My out laws are just like your mum and boss. They dont know what they are missing out on. There's no such thing as "Just a dog".
    Give Sammy a belly rub from us and please keep us posted on his road to recovery.


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    Yeah Sammy sound great............
    Pets are forever

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    I'm so glad Sammy is getting better, I was a bit teary reading your last post, I'm so happy for you. I also look forward to more news on his recovery

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    Glad to see he's coming along nicely and I can hear from your "posts" you are starting to relax a bit which is great.

    I understand about your mums attitude toward your emotions for your pet.

    I have an old friend who is quite elderly who i shop for and keep company when i can, and while she dosent actually say to my face that she thinks i do and spend to much on my dogs..she gets that message across anyway.
    When i take her shopping she tells all who will listen that "some people" (me), spend to much on an animals when pensioners are starving and "people care more for there pets than pensioners"...it drives me mad.

    It got even worse when she found out they were insured!

    She then said, "god, some people have health insurance for their dogs, but no one cares for pensioners, I havent got health insurance"....lol

    So to stop it, I have lied and said, they arnt insured anymore and am going to pay for pay TV for her instead, that has made her happy!

    I really believe some people are born nurturers, and those are the people who seem to think an animals pain, is the same as ours. Non nuturers, think dogs are a lower species who impotance is second to their own.
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    impotance second to thier own ??


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