Dec 1, 2019 at 6:27 pm #3621061
This little guy came home with us yesterday. An Aussie. Last picture is the poor guy on the ride home from Southern California, not feeling all that good in the car.
Dec 1, 2019 at 7:57 pm #3621072Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
dogs are so cute (don’t let my cat know I said that)
what’s his story? Must be your new dogDec 1, 2019 at 11:58 pm #3621094
What the floof! That is a handsome pup!Dec 2, 2019 at 12:22 am #3621095Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
How cute is that!Dec 2, 2019 at 4:20 am #3621146
What a doll! What a lucky puppy!Dec 2, 2019 at 4:22 am #3621147
So what’s his name?Dec 2, 2019 at 5:03 am #3621155
He is the new addition to the family. We are trying names out right now and seeing if anything sticks but we’ve only had him for a day so it might take some time. A character for sure. A black tri Aussie :)Dec 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm #3621492Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
How about Ozzie for a name?Dec 4, 2019 at 6:27 pm #3621507
I like Ozzie. I also like Sparky and Toughy and Willie. Chris wants to name him Baldy 😱because he has a bald patch on his head and because we got him near mt Baldy.
I already love the little guy; he is a character. Already a ball dog and he stands up to Libby’s German shepherd.Dec 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm #3621545
Something isn’t right with the little guy. He’s breathing super fast while just laying down, for hours. We are taking him to the vet. I am already attached to the little stinker :(Dec 4, 2019 at 11:16 pm #3621553
Wow, what a great pup! I really hope he’s alright. Let us know.Dec 5, 2019 at 1:57 am #3621570
the vet did not seem super worried but because we have only had him 4 days and we don’t know what he could have gotten into before we took him, they took some blood to see if there are any anticoagulants in him. He seems great other than the fast breathing. He’s up on vaccinations etc.
Hopefully this is just us being paranoid and everything is fine.Dec 5, 2019 at 2:28 am #3621577
We had similar concerns when our GR was a pup. We learned that he starts panting faster when we pet him. For him it was just a reaction to affection and not anything more sinister.
I hope it’s something like that with your boy.
I’m calling him Gus until the name has been revealed.Dec 5, 2019 at 3:37 am #3621588
I am worried right now. He is breathing around 400 times a minute, without being pet, just laying there. It can’t be right :(Dec 5, 2019 at 3:51 am #3621593
Wanted to make sure you meant 400 x per minute. That’s about 6 breaths per second.
Either way, If you’re worried, I’d take him to a different vet for a second opinionDec 5, 2019 at 8:53 am #3621610
I just again an hour ago and it was180 breaths per minute, 45 every 15 seconda. It’s hard to count at that speed so I am not at all sure except it’s really fast. Now he’s laying on the floor and the breathing looks normal.
Yeah we’ll take him somewhere else tomorrow.
I am sorry about the scary emotional posts.Dec 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm #3621815
How’s the little one doing?Dec 6, 2019 at 9:51 pm #3621818
Looks like he may have some anticoagulants in his blood, but the values were not off enough to say for sure. He got a shot of vitamin K and is on pills for 7 weeks. There is no way he got into any rat poison here because we don’t have any but have only had him for 6 days. It may also be a chronic thing that was not triggered by any exposure to poison. He seems fine except the breathing. We are doing what we can to make sure he is taken care of. Lots of love too. We’ll see how he does ..Dec 7, 2019 at 4:38 pm #3621967
His breathing seems better today, hopefully it means the treatment is really addressing what is wrong. He is a little maniac, super smart, not at all afraid and very playful. It’s hard to get a picture of him when he’s awake so here he is cuddling on me while I study for finals this morning :)Dec 7, 2019 at 11:52 pm #3622007
10/10 would rub his belly. Such a handsome pup.
I hope things continue to improve. That’s nerve wrackingDec 8, 2019 at 12:36 am #3622010
He’s a sweetheart and lucky to have you. And vice versa.
Have you considered Guido or Farinata? (O>K. that last is a stretch; maybe both.)
If he was a guide dog Virgil would work. Cato? that’s kinda cool.
No one likes my suggestions for names so ignore this!
Wait, why not just plain ol’ Dante? Wait, Hollander?Dec 8, 2019 at 3:40 am #3622020
spork?Dec 8, 2019 at 4:41 am #3622026
DanteDec 9, 2019 at 4:26 pm #3622132
Even though I get to love this little fella he is really Chris’ dog; he says “ours” but I see him mornings and evenings and weekends. Chris takes him with him all day, which is great for both of them. So…the name. Little guy has a bald patch that may not grow back and Chris thinks that Baldy fits the bill. It may be the one that sticks.
He is incredibly smart and mischievous.
Dec 9, 2019 at 8:07 pm #3622154
glad that he’s doing well! ?
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