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Last month there was a thread about what we would do or who would take care of our "furbaby" if something happened to us. Well, I think the opitimal word is "furbaby". I spent these past few days in the hospital again with my husband. Serious heart condition again. Rosie had never been crated, never been away from either of us, treated like a loved companion to the family--not a human baby; but I had never considered boarding her at the Vet's in a cage. However, when it came time to take my husband to Nashvillefor emergency heart stents, I told the office staff to call the Vet and board her. Yes, I knew that she would be put in a cage for the duration; but she would be safe and fed. There was no other option. And, I didn't have time to debate or think about it.

When we got home, she was brought back, dirty (I had asked them not to bathe her because of making mats worse). She ran in just like normal, greeted us and started playing and eating just like normal. No trauma to her little brain, no nothing. As far as she was concerned, she was home and all was well. Ceasar says that balanced dogs that know they are dogs--not humans do fine and he is so right. Just my observations on raising my havanese puppy.
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That's great! I'm glad you don't have to feel guilty about leaving her. You can give the attention to your husband who needs it now. She may have missed you but dogs don't hold grudges. Best of all, she was safe.
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WOW! Doesn't that make you feel great? Praying DH has a quick recovery. By the way, I have a dear friend who lives in Henry, Tn.
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Do they really not let her out at your vets office when she is boarded there? Really?

That's part of my job where I work. I take care of the boarded dogs and cats as well as all the other ones that happen to be there (surgery or whatever).

They are taken out into outdoor runs to go potty,taken for walks,fed,cleaned and interacted with alot.They have it pretty good where I work. The outdoor kennel is heated and very very fact...warmer then my house!

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No they pretty much stay in the cage 24/7. They have an ourdoor fun for potty breaks; but I don't know if the little dogs get to go. The big dogs are kept in big kennels; but the little ones are in stacked cages--not room enough for beds or blankets. Don't get me wrong this is my vet for 20 plus years and he has boarded my dogs before. My little schnauzer hated it of course--but she was safe. I promised Rosie that she would never have to go--but guess I lied. Good thing she's a dog, she didn't hold it against me. I had to give her a quick butt bath when she came in. Tonight she will get a good brushing and tomorrow if I can get the kitchen warm enough (15 degrees outside) she will get a good bath and all will be well. Hubby is as grouchy as ever. It is my lot in life to worry and I have been doing it for a lot of years about him. Hard to sleep at night sometimes.
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Lucille, my heart goes out to you and prayers with you and your DH for a quick worry free recovery. I am a worrier too so I understand. I am so glad Rosie did so well and I am glad you posted. I think those little dark eyes and head tilts at just the right time convince us that our neezers are just a bit more human than most dogs...but I bet most of our babies would recover just like Rosie were we to be faced with the same situation.

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Rita who is your friend and does she have a havanese?
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Well add me to the list of worriers here. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. It is so frightning. My hubby had a heart attack in 2004 and this past year was in and out of the hospital with some other heart problems. I hope your husband recovers quickly. I wonder if all men with heart trouble are cranky? LOL

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