A cautionary tail **Written in July 2013**

A cautionary tail

A few days ago i noticed my dogs tail had a scrap on it, I didn’t think much of it at the time because i had noticed her itching at her tail a few times and thought it was “no big deal“. I wrapped it in gauze and called it a day.
The next day i had to help my sister move so i left Fluffers (the dog) alone for, i would say a hour or so. When I returned I went to get Fluffers form upstairs and was shocked to say the least to see her tail all bloody! Still not knowing the full details of what was really happening, i phoned the vet and told him what i “thought” had happened he said just to clean the wound and wrap it up again so i did.
Two days go by i continued to change the bandage and put “utter cream” on it, However, something just didn’t seem right. She wasn’t wagging her tail at all “really now thinking and knowing about what was really going on she was not moving the bottom half of it at all“. I phoned the vet again and asked to bring her in just so he could property clean it and have a look at it himself.
He unwrapped the bandage and he knew exactly what had happened. He said “this is not what you think” (obviously)….he went on to say that the blood circulation or something a can’t remember the wording he used but he went on to explain (remember during his hole explanation i am of course having an anxiety attack) he was explaining that the tail must have gotten hit in something and the the tail was dying and that the day I left her alone she was actually trying to remove the tail herself!!  I thought back and remembered hitting her tail by mistake in the door “Everyone who owns a dog with a long tail does this at least once in there life”  He said. That’s all it takes, a simple hit in the door and her tail now need to be amputated or it will die off itself “I am not willing to witness the tail rot away” This Wednesday (July 2013)  little Fluffers will be going in for surgery to have most of her tail removed.

Warning to all you long tailed dog owners:
Make sure you let your dog in the door in front of you! Always check and make sure the tail is not anywhere near the closing door. It doesn’t take much for something like this to happen. Be careful! Or you could face losing your dogs tail along with a 250$ vet bill.

UPDATE, Pictures:

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About MerandaRoben

I am a Freelance Photographer... You can contact me by sending me a message on facebook or by email at meranda-roben@live.ca Or call the number on the business card. The best ways to contact me is by calling the number on the business card or sending me a message on facebook. I enjoying doing all kinds of photography but i would have to say street photography is my favourite. I like to photograph events and work in event and family portrait photography, if you would like me to photograph your event or do some family portraits just send me a message or give me a call . I also enjoy writing and i'm going to be working more on my journalism skills. I want to become either a photographic journalist or a documentary photographers. Feel free to check out all my photos and give me feed back. I have been living with Crohn's disease since my diagnosis in April 2012. Through my work I want to be able to bring light to Crohn’s disease and show other’s that it is very possible to live a full happy healthy successful life even with the ups and down’s of this life long disease. I plan to start writing a Monthly blog on my rise to become a professional photographer it will be in titled “Rise to Pro: One Snapshot at a time” That will hopefully begin July 22 2013. By Now most if not all of you are aware that I have a form of IBD. I have one of the two most common forms of IBD, Crohn’s disease. I have recently decided to become an IBD activist in the form of a writing blog and I guess a “in person educator” if you would. I will be discussing everything that goes into my IBD life with this blog and when I say everything I mean EVERYTHING, All the detail of which some would be to embarrassed/scared to discuss in a public form I will write about in hopes that through this I will inspire others With IBD to be more open with them selves and be confident in who they are. It is entitled “My IBD Life.
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2 Responses to A cautionary tail **Written in July 2013**

  1. I’m sorry to hear that Fluffers is losing her tail.

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    • MerandaRoben says:

      She says thank you for your concern
      Shes doing good now , the surgery went well , she will be getting the stitches out on Monday , I will be posting new photos of her tomorrow

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