On my second week anniversary in my new home, I was 12 weeks old and leaped from my mommy's arms and landed on my right leg which broke on impact. I had done this successfully many times, because she was so naive to pet parenting. Of course my leg hurt like crazy, and I had to immediately go to the veterinarian hospital. I was there all night long, and I did not like it at all.
The veterinarian knocked me out, set my leg, and kept me in a cold pen all night long without pain medication. When mommy came to pick me up, he told her that I was not in pain, and that I was an attention getter. He was only half right. The vet also showed my pet parents how to hold me, and mommy has been holding me that way every since.
I am glad to be living with a healer, because she would channel healing energy to my leg everyday and sometimes twice a day. She restricted my activities a great deal for the first 6 days. The only time I got to burst free from my crate, was when I had to go potty. Then I would run wild, heading straight for the healing room where I would begin chewing on the wooded altar, playing with the hanging crystals, and a sea shell that I claimed as my very own which lied on the lower shelf within my reach.
By the third week the cast was removed, but I stayed vigilant of anything touching it. Whatever game I played, I did not allow anything to come too close to my right leg.
Second Time Around - When will They Learn
At 2 years old, this happened again by someone not learning from someone else's mistake. Big daddy (6ft. tall), thought he could hold me in his arms, because I was afraid of the vacuum noise. I'm too fast for even the grips of a strong man, when I am not being held properly, that is. Just like I need to be trained to live with humans, humans also need to be trained to live with me. Especially how to pick me up and hold me.
I am not a lap dog, nor an on the shoulder dog (I'm not a baby!). I will leap out of your hands in micro-seconds, which will not be enough time for you to respond. Then what? I will have broken bones and a broken spirit, in need of a veterinarian hospital, splints or surgery.
Guess how much surgery cost for two broken legs that need pins? About $5,000 - $10,000. Guess how much it cost to set my legs without surgery, along with prayer, healing energy, and faith? For my many visits to the veterinarian surgeon for cast changing, x-rays, etc. about $1200. This does not include the time mom had to take off from work to take me to the vet and care for me during my first week of recovery.
In addition, please keep in mind that the broken legs may not get properly aligned. The vet that treated me wanted to blame me for any mistake he made. Trust me, he made a few. My mom was just glad that the legs healed, because the vet told her that the bones may not connect and heal, and then I would need surgery. Again I have to say that, I am glad my mom is a minister of healing, because she told him that she would get a team of healers together and work on me. Every time she took me to his office, she would tell him that I received a miracle. She knew the power of prayer and how the divine healing energy of God worked.
I don't like being picked up not unless:
I am tired of walking,
want to get out of the way of other dogs sniffing my butt,
want to see what's cooking in the kitchen,
getting in the car and into my look out seat,
want to see way up the street,
want to see what mom is doing on her computer, so she can take me out,
or when I am scared.
I'm a big dog in a little body!
I know the tone of this message is very strong and forthright, but it needs to be conveyed in this urgent fashion. So please excuse the tone of it. I was the one suffering emotionally and physically. Of course this emotional pain works both ways. My pet parents also suffered.
One day while mom was walking me, a teenager girl in my community had just gotten a puppy Yorkshire Terrier, and she was holding her with one hand while her arm was extended out as if she was balancing a watermelon. Mom yelled out at her to stop holding the dog that way because she could drop her.
So please learn the proper way to pick up and hold a dog, because the medical bills are expensive and pet insurance does not cover enough in payment. Of course there are accidents, but one becomes responsible with knowledge.
Below is an example of Dr. Steinmetz holding a Jack Russell who had two broken back legs. So hold your dog close and don't let his hind legs get in a position that would allow him to push off your body. The legs should touch for security reasons only.
For the record, Dr. Steinmetz is not the vet that treated me. Mom found his site on the Internet and borrowed his images for the purpose of demonstrating the proper way of holding a dog.
You can find him healing rescued Jack Russells at: http://www.terrier.com/rescue/patrick.php3.
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