Tar and Abby

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tar is on drugs....

Lots of drugs and more to come.
Many overbred large dogs have congenital defects in their joints. Tar's is in his left hind hock from puppyhood. We never saw his father, except in a picture, with nothing to gauge his size. Anyway Tar is way above breed standard and now we've got another set of more extensive xrays on Monday and, possibly, surgery in his near future.
A) not happy with breeders B) will adopt a mixed breed next time C) the tax on one of Tar's meds is $18 a bottle. The state does not tax humans on their meds or food. They do for animals. D) Abby is being nice to her brother :-) E) He is more loopy than usual.

6 comments:

Sadie J said...

My mom has the same thing with her Great Pyrenees. Joint problems, lots of money invested in medical treatment. She says the same thing--her next dog is going to be a mutt!

anne marie in philly said...

poor tar! :(

I know the feeling of being on (legal) drugs, tar...

Mr. Shife said...

Get well soon, Tar.

Bob Slatten said...

That's kinda common with shepherds too; my parents had that problem with one of theirs years back.
A loopier Tar must be a sight, though!

mistress maddie said...

I hope all will be fine. Tar is a trip and we love him! We all love each others animals like they are our own. My mother's dog Lilleth is a mix of lab and ridgeback. She is one calm, sweet, and smart dog.

Buster sends puppy hugs and kisses.🐕💋😜

peppylady (Dora) said...

Hello from Idaho and he sure is cutie. Found your blog though a dumb white guy.
If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee