Tuesday, 9 June 2015

My Meg

I went to see the first showing  of the movie " London Road" 
Tonight......
I'll review it tomorrow...amazing!
Anyhow I
Thought I would post my favourite photo of Meg before bedtime
She was provisionally diagnosed as having dog senile dementia by the Rosy faced vet today
Hey ho
Yes she WAS asleep ON MY HEAD after I had finished night shift
Chris captured the moment
And yes it was winter so kept my woolly hat on

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  1. Beautiful Meg. What a lovely picture.

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  2. It happens to the best of folk/animals, nothing we can do, just give them the best possible life ever........

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  3. dogs can get dementia? who knew! sweet pix.

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  4. Well, yes you did have your wooly hat on. And the blue cap as well.
    Hard to say which of you is the more adorable.

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  5. So what will happen to Meg as the dementia grows? Can they do anything? I think my Japanese Chin may have something like this as he has become so fearful. Meg is a gorgeous pup.

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    1. Diana, they can give her some medication that increases blood flow to the brain thats all.......
      We'll cope

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  6. I thought that was an older picture...

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    1. It was susie..it was taken a couple of years ago...its my fav photo

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  7. So sweet.
    I love that photo of you two.
    Watson has dementia, Valley Fever and is deaf. He is still a great fun.
    When Son walks him people love to come over and talk to him. He is very sweet. But he forgets. A lot !
    He forgets Daughter some times, because she doesn't see him everyday. And since he is deaf if you wake him you can tell he doesn't know where he is.
    He forgets to eat. I have several tricks to get him to eat in the morning if I think he needs to. But he always eats his dinner.

    Every day with him is a gift.
    As you with your Meg.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thank you gayle...
      I suspect senile dogs are easier to cope with than senile people x

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    2. Yes, I think they are because they are smaller and live in "their world" better.
      You know how much I love your Gud Dugs.

      xo, gayle

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  8. I wouldn't doubt our Kane has dementia, too. Oh, it's really hard watching them age and it happens so quickly. Just love her John as I'll love our Kane. Gorgeous, touching photo. Deb

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  9. Love that photo. So sorry about the dementia but know without any doubt she'll have wonderful senior years with you and Chris. X

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  10. Is it Meg with her teeth to the wind whose photo I have saved?

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  11. I remember that photo from when you posted it a few years ago. Adorable. Makes me tear up remembering my loved animals that are gone but not forgotten.

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  12. John this photo of you and Meg was my initial attraction to your blog . I love this photo and adore that little Meg I have never met . My maternal grandmother was always called Meg and when she remarried Leo Butt became Meg Butt! I feel a bit teary reading about Meg as having lived through the life's and deaths of beloved family dogs . It is never easy but as I age I see the blessed relief of their passing when their quality of life is awful. Much love to you all and please give that sweet head of Meg a special pat from her friend she has never met ..... Xxxx

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  13. What an adorable photo. She looks like she has such a fun personality. Sigh, our wonderful pets, all we can do is give them the most wonderful life possible and love them. I think Meg (and the rest) is getting that by leaps and bounds!

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  14. I've always loved that photo. Sweet Meg.

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  15. Meg is a heart stealer!

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  16. Does the dementia tie in to the runs and being off her food? I have very sweet memories of my old cat who would sleep on my head. No photos, though!

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  17. Oh sweet Meg. Let's hope it develops slowly. I had my two weenies for annual checkups and teeth cleanings today. I love them so. It was so quiet while they were gone today. I will just have to deal with it somehow when they leave me as they will be the last two dogs I ever have. I can't lose any more.

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  18. ...Dear sweet girl.....my mom and dads little dachsund went that way. They had to carry her outside to pee and tempt her with little morsels to get her to eat.....she still knows who loves her though John...that's the important part.

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  19. My old dog, Pearl, went that way too. It was actually pretty heart-breaking at the end, watching her wander about aimlessly. She started doing this thing where she just wanted a piece of cloth touching her head which meant that she spent a lot of time standing by a curtain or a table with a tablecloth on it. Bless her old heart. I was so happy for her when she was finally put to rest. She was quite old.
    Meg is a teddy bear of a dog.

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  20. Well, now you know, that.
    The pooing problem though - is that dementia also - how so?

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  21. What a beautiful photo. All love right there. Hugs.

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  22. Come on.... that's a stuffed toy; and probably the dog too.

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  23. Ah, Meg. Scout used to sleep on the pillow, curled around my head. The Hurricane looked in the bedroom and thought Mommy's head had been swallowed by a black dog.

    Love,
    Janie

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  24. Best hot water bottle ever, What a smasher!

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  25. Meg is a beauty......and your sleep face isn't too shabby either.

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  26. A sad diagnosis, but at least you know (provisionally). She is absolutely adorable, it'll be hard work, but worth it. Xx

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  27. Lovely Meg. I hope she gets sausages every day.

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  28. Cuter, warmer, snugglier and more comforting than any teddy bear! No wonder that pic always makes you cry, John. One of my old girls got dementia and seemed the happiest she'd been in her life. Second puppyhood. I hope it will be the same for Meg.

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  29. A sweet photo of the two of you. It's painful when they pass, but the pain cannot wipe out the joy of sharing our lives with them.

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  30. Gorgeous photo! Meg thought SHE was your hat!!! x

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  31. This is the hardest part of having pets isn't it John but, they give us so much joy and happy memories. The rest of Megs life will still be a happy one and that's all that matters.
    You have so many brilliant photographs of you, you and Chris and you and your menagerie. That one is a wonderful moment and great that Chris captured it. XXXX

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  32. Such a lovely photo. So sad when they age and get ill but we put ourselves through it again and again as life with animals is such a joy.

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  33. Oh, you made me cry. I think our old Shadow probably had that (and a stroke too) he was old when we moved and he was so disorientated, breaks my heart to think of it. AlfieDog is 11 1/2 now and a bit creaky, with a tempremental stomach and bowels (such fun), but he will be my last dog I think.
    Give Meg a snufflekiss from us.
    x

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  34. What a lovely picture. Spoil her rotten while you've still got her.
    And yourself too, looking after an old dog is tough at times.

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  35. Poor Meg but at least you know what's wrong now. I always think that she looks like a cuddly toy, she's gorgeous.

    I wish I could have sent you a photo of one of our dogs at the weekend. She was a little horror. We were out for a walk and she spied a very very deep puddle, full of thick mud. I knew what she would do so I shouted to my son to grab her by the collar. As he reached out for her, she bolted with him running after her but it was too late. By the time he reached her, she was up to her neck in mud, rolling around in it just to make sure she got a good coating of thick mud! We had a half hour journey home which involved her trying to shake the mud off her in the car, coating everything, including us. Then another half hour standing in the pouring rain trying to get her clean. Dogs! Who would have them?? Can't imagine life without them, even though they try our patience and worry the life out of us at times x

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  36. Utter devotion.
    Lisa x

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  37. She is a beautiful girl John - one of angry parsnip's scotties has dementia I think, I do hope she can manage a few more years yet. As long as she knows you love her.

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  38. Oh, bless her! Finley tries to do that, only it's not as cute when they weigh 20 kg and snore in your ear like a warthog...

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  39. Aaaw! Hugs to both of you.xxx

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  40. My older collie is 12 1/2 (very old for a collie) and I was talking to the vet about his cough. The vet found no medical reason and suggested that he had seen this in dogs starting dementia. This explains some of his bummbling around, I hadn't figured it out because he has always been a tad vague.
    Love to Meg!
    Peter

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  41. Ok thats a lovely pic..... but I am confused (not difficult I know)... it is winterish here (Auckland NZ) (Dunedin NZ) very winterish. But isn't it June there? getting on for middle of summer... I think I am missing something but I have had a rough couple or 3 weeks so I am going with the flow. grrrr ... not getting it ....

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  42. As others have said - a lovely picture!

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  43. Her instinct to love will never go away.

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  44. Sweet little girl....she'll get along as long as she has you.

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  45. Thank the Lord it was Meg and not Winnie, that would have given you a cauliflower ear. Love all your dogs though, such fun

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  46. Such a sweet thing. I can't imagine being so cold that I would sleep with a hat on, but no matter how warm I was I'd let Meg snuggle up like that.

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  47. I think that's my fav photo of Meg ever. What an honour for her to be asleep on your head -and be thankful she wasn't facing the other way.

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  48. We do Anything for our furbabies...Sweet Meg...
    hughugs

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  49. I didn't know animals could have dementia. At least you know what it is...provisionally. I hope it gave you some sense of relief. Take care of that little pup.

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  50. Love and devotion! What a sweet girl!

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  51. Dear Meg, she is such a sweetie. When my dear vets diagnosed my dearest Springer Spaniel with early doggy dementia (confusion as to his location, no joy in playing etc,) they suggested we try a supplement called Aktivait, purchased from them or various other sources. Within 2 weeks he had improved greatly and lived a further 3 very happy and fun years. Quite expensive, but worth it as he responded so well. My respected vet of 30 years and I had several discussions how they were able to offer much more help to animals than our medics had available to humans with dementia, and both of us came to the conclusion that as it was produced to very high standards that we might well take it ourselves at some stage. (No affiliation with the company, just one very relieved and happy canine housekeeper).

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  52. I'm sorry to hear the news John but I suppose you sort of expected something like this. Ageing... a pisser for humans and canines alike. Best of luck with Meg... she's in good hands.

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  53. I'm sorry to hear the news John but I suppose you sort of expected something like this. Ageing... a pisser for humans and canines alike. Best of luck with Meg... she's in good hands.

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  54. What a cutie (and the dog's sweet too!)

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