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    Default iridescent flies of fall

    Crate Rest,

    a poem, by Talos

    I stare
    at my foot
    Glare
    at the hair that isn't perfectly aligned

    A snort
    from my nose
    Retort
    to the fly who can simply get through the bars

    Perhaps
    I will stretch
    it claps
    when I kick at the crate door

    this folly,
    the slowest it has ever been
    Melancholy
    is my name.



    Don't know if anyone would get that Garfield reference in the thread title. It is pretty obscure, from a compendium that I nearly memorised as a kid. Kudos if you did, though! If you didn't, here you go: http://garfield.dale.ro/garfield-1981-december-13.html
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    Is she hurt again or is this just a daily rest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel89411 View Post
    Is she hurt again or is this just a daily rest?
    she's hurt, dislocated illiosacral joint. Not sure how or when exactly it happened - roughly three weeks ago I noticed signs of pain, it got progressively worse. Monday we went to the vet. Conservative treatment is six weeks of crate rest with help from the hydro/physio/acupunture crew to manage comfort and pain. She really is sore, today she barely complained about having to lay still, despite being on NSAIDs.

    But, yesterday was hard. And I know all too well that six weeks of crate rest is hard, more days where she hates it and it's hard to manage than easy days. I have plans to keep her occupied, but you can only do so much and still call it rest. ...and she gets too worked up after a while about any chance for stimulation. But we'll get there, we've done it before :) (and we'll do it again, when needed)
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    Awwww, I just want to kiss that sweet, sad little face. Sending positive vibes for speedy healing.

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    Oh Talos... Sad puggy faces make me so sad :( Papaya and I send you lots and lots of healing vibes so you feel better soon and no more crate rest. Pug love!
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    Poor Talos - pug hugs from all here xx

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    I wish I had a magic wand
    To make it go away;
    I'd wave my scepter over you
    Until you were okay.

    I'd think good thoughts; I'd send you love;
    I'd transmit healing vibes;
    My wand and I would surely beat
    Whatever the doc prescribes.

    But there is no magic scepter, so
    I cannot cast a spell;
    Just know you're often in my thoughts,
    And I hope you'll soon be well!

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    Nina her head piece is beautiful. How I wish I had your talent.
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    Beautiful but sad little Talos. Praying for her recovery.
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    A song for Talos while she does her time, poor baby.


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    I like to imagine her as a black dressed beret wearing lanky guy on a stage on open mic night, holding a drum with which he punctuates his poetry.

    The headpiece is a necklace for my Christmas card idea, but miss cooperative up there decided lifting up her head is just too much. So, she got to wear it as a hat instead.
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