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Prayers for Ollie please

Hey all,
I have a 1/2 hav, 1/2 shih tzu male pup, about 8 months old, Ollie. I attribute all his good traits to his hav side

I've been watching my co-worker's JRT mix for 14 days (3 yrs old, rescue), for over a week now. If you can imagine a whippet crossed with a JRT that's what Pollack is like. 2x the height of my boy, fast (3-4x faster), dominant, never tired. They are friends before I started watching Pollack (Ollie likes everyone), but Pollack always plays rough, and like to throw his weight around to keep Ollie pinned (Pollack's mouth to Ollie's throat). Increasingly, over the last 9 days, I've noticed Pollack's play has become more dominant or aggressive... not letting Ollie up from a pinned position (until I show up) and two nights ago, for the first time Ollie cried (puppy cry) 4-5 times in a row, and Pollack didn't let him up (or whatever he was doing to him) till I entered the room, then Pollack ran out to the backyard.

last night, their 8pm play session was short, and didn' go well.

This morning Ollie was lethargic, and when I put him on the floor to eat, I noticed he wasn't putting any weight on his left back leg. Took him promptly to the vet. Ollie broke his tibial tuberosity. He's in surgery now, to put pins in to hold the bone in place so it can heal. The estimate for all his care is $2500 - $3k.

One of my hav friends thinks my co-worker should pay for it all.

It's not my nature to keep accounting of debts... but my co-worker owed me $15, and didn't pay up for 8 months. I thought she'd forgotten, and I mentioned it only when I gave her the receipt, I was fine with losing the $15, but wasn't going to do any monetary favors for her in future.

I'm not worried about the money, whether she wants to pay anything at all reflects on her, not me. I email her with daily updates, and I already emailed her today, with a strictly factual acct. I feel really guilty that I didn't protect my baby. I break up their play 5-8 times a day, Pollack gets really grunty and snarly, and Ollie is always quiet, except when P made him cry two nights ago.

anyway, please keep him in your prayers that he'll have a full recovery, I'm very sad and worried he won't be 100%.

and Ollie got fixed 9 days ago (all better from that). Man, Ollie needs a bath really bad too, oh well! Thanks for thinking good thoughts for my ollie pop.

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Jackie, so sorry for what Ollie is going through. The circumstances are most unfortunate. My thoughts are with you and Ollie, I know how difficult it is to have your little one in surgery. I hope it helps to know that my Lola had pins placed in both her legs just 12 days ago and she is walking around and trying to be her busy self already. I will be sending positive thoughts for a full and quick recovery. ~Andria
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Jackie- I'm so sorry Ollie was injured, it's so hard to see these little ones hurt. I'll say a prayer for him.

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Thanks all for the good thoughts. I really appreciate it.

Andria - what meds did they give Lola to 'sedate' her, so she won't push herself too much? How long did it take for her to perk up? and was her appetite ok?

My ollie is not the best eater, so I'm a little worried about that.
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Jackie, I was saddened and horrified to read of poor Ollie's ordeal. I'm sending healing thoughts for both of you. Besides the physical injury, it must have been really traumatic for Ollie. I'm surprised that Kara, being an Anatolian, wasn't able to protect him.

I hope Ollie has a full recovery and isn't emotionally damaged from the attack. Have you heard back from your co-worker yet? It sounds like Pollack was not properly socialized. What are you going to do with Pollack? He shouldn't be around Ollie anymore.

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Hope everything turns out OK. Jackie.

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Poor Ollie!! Feel better soon buddy.

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So sorry to hear your Ollie was injured. Heal well and quickly, little one.

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Oh, how awful.

I am so sorry that Ollie was hurt, Jackie. It would be nice if your co-worker would step up and assist in paying the bill, but she wasn't really there to be able to prevent the accident from happening. I'm not so sure there was any way she could have prevented it short of asking you not to agree to watch him.

Belly rubs to Ollie and hugs to you.
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