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Author: Sam

Caretaker of Yuki and Bacio
We survived the 4th!

We survived the 4th!

Hello hello. Happy belated independence day to my fellow Americans out there…. I meant to write a post about fireworks and such, but I learned why there are “NO RUNNING” signs near pools the weekend before the 4th of July.  Its not so much for children… its for stupid adults like me, trying to show off for children, and slip and throw their back out.  (go me.) I was in bed for few days, and then the fourth was here…

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Dogs and Thunderstorms

Dogs and Thunderstorms

Wow what a rough night we just had.  There have been some major storms rolling through the area, and in the wee hours of the morning Chicago got slammed.  I don’t mind a rain shower or light thunderstorm, but the severe storms and I aren’t friends (has to do with a really bad storm/fire I was in when I was a kid). Now I’m human, and have a fairly good understanding of basic weather concepts and can read the radar…

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Canine Hockey fans!

Canine Hockey fans!

Congratulations to the new 2013 Stanley Cup Champions!!!! Our very own Chicago Blackhawks!!!!  What and incredible season!  We got to dress all pretty for tonight since they brought the cup home! Bacio doesn’t like all the commotion and would rather be sleeping though… He’s more of a soccer fan and loves watching Bruce Lee movies instead of hockey.  Yuki though loves her Indian head cape and wears it proudly. :cue Chelsea Dagger: G’night everyone!

5 months post FHO and running fine!

5 months post FHO and running fine!

I know I know, I haven’t updated in a long long time.  Things have gotten pretty busy over here. I have been working 3 jobs this year in order to subsidize the costs of Bacio’s surgeries and therapies.  Now that the weather is warmer work has been busy!  In addition to that I’ve had some things going on with friends and family.  So please please accept my apologies for not being as prompt with my updates and comment responses. That…

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Four months and starting to think of Round 2

Four months and starting to think of Round 2

It has finally been over 4 months since Bacio’s FHO.  Through his falls and his limping, I think we’re finally in a good place.  He is running around and playing with Yuki again.  He gets up and down the stairs.  There are days when I catch him over doing it and limping a bit, but I have to think its more from being tired than from pain.  The vet said that he doesn’t believe Bacio is in pain on the…

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Beware of certain Flea and Tick treatments!

Beware of certain Flea and Tick treatments!

Spring is upon us… I think… Summer seemed to be here for a few days and then we were back to fall in an instant… Someone needs to write the weather a prescription for it’s bipolar mood swings lately… or maybe its “that time of the month” and it needs some midol… Annnnnyyywwwwayyyyyssss…….. Now that the weather is warming up, the ticks and bugs will be out in full force.  Both my pups got their heartworm tests done and started…

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Blood work is good!

Blood work is good!

I just got off the phone with Dr. Andy and Yuki’s blood work is all clean and good.  No signs of any infections, failures, or diabetes.  Also heart worm negative.  I find that pretty amazing since Yuki is a mastermind at finding anything edible when I’m gone, and even chews up non edible items.  I ran the tests mostly to make sure her kidneys were still doing good since she tends to get into mischief and kidney failure in animals…

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First Vet visit after FHO

First Vet visit after FHO

Well I thought my pups were due for their shots, but I guess they only needed their heartworm check ups.  Since Bacio was limping all last week, and Yuki constantly has issues I kept the appointment anyway.  My dogs and I have been going to see Dr. Andy at Chicago Pet Clinic for as long as I’ve had them.  He’s really great, and puts up with my dog paranoia.  This was the first time since the surgery that Dr. Andy…

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Just Can’t Win. More FHO problems.

Just Can’t Win. More FHO problems.

These past few weeks have really wanted to stick it to me.  I have been so busy, that I sleep whenever there is time, even if that means from 3pm-7pm on a Sunday, and eat only after I find time to sleep.    I have been trying to get the dogs out and walking around while the weather is nice.  Bacio was making great progress.  We were getting on to walks that were a mile to a mile and a…

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New Page for all Bacio’s FHO posts

New Page for all Bacio’s FHO posts

I’ve been noticing more and more people coming by the site reading about Bacio’s FHO surgery.  To make it easier for everyone, I’ve made a page linking all of the posts on the FHO, so that in the future, when I’m blogging more often on other subjects those post don’t get swallowed up by the blog roll. The page is anchored on the menu bar and you can check it out from here: Bacio’s FHO