Ruby update

Today Ruby went for her sonar and x rays. I am happy to report that her sonar was clear no obstructions or tumors.

Ruby has inflammation in her hips, shoulders and joints and will be on anti inflammatory and pain meds for the next 4 weeks. I must keep her quiet and warm for the next 4 weeks. So Ruby is sleeping indoors even if she don’t want to.

From tomorrow Ruby is going to be eased into a high protein diet. According to the doctor her metabolism is very fast. When she was small we had her on a special diet because she did not pick up weight. So now we are going back to basics for her again.

The doctor said before we know it Ruby will be back to normal and we will be playing ball again.

Now she is sleeping. I did managed to get her to eat and give her her meds.

Thank you for all your prayers. Ruby and I really appreciate it.

Sleeping of the anesthesia after a nice meal

Stay safe. Till next time…

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it. ” Walt Disney

Ruby…

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all still in good spirits.

I don’t know if you remember Ruby my German Shepard. In 2013 when we got her I posted every Tuesday about her. I called it Ruby Tuesdays…

Well Ruby is 7 years old now and up to a few months ago she still loved playing ball then in February she just stopped. We were working in the garden taking out a Cactus and we thought maybe she had a thorn in her back foot. I tried looking but she made it very difficult. Then after a few weeks she started playing ball again and I was relieved….

As suddenly as she started again she stopped. You throw the ball she walks to it pick it up and go lie down with the ball between her front legs… She also started to loose a lot of weight and my first thought was worms… So we dewormed her 2 months earlier than usual. Still she keeps losing weight and don’t want to play.

On Saturday evening she started crying like mad and Armand came to me and ask if I can see what is going on. So I let Ruby in to see but her front leg was not right. She did not want to put any weight on it. I thought maybe she dug a hole again.Ruby has her spot under the braai and she did not want to stay in the house so we let her out again.

On Sunday morning I went out to see if there was new holes but nothing. Then Ruby came out and her front paw flopped around like a ragdoll…. I thought it was broken…. I panicked and yelled at everybody to get bandages…. I could not stomach the fact that my child is in pain… So we put a bandaged around her leg to help keep it in place…. It seem to be working because she stopped moaning….

Due to the fact that I do not earn a cent during lockdown I can’t afford going to the Animal hospital with her on a Sunday. I am still paying off Shadow our cat’s week stay at the Vet in January… But I can’t let her suffer so tried to keep her comfortable till I can take her to the doctor on Monday…

Monday morning I took her to the Animal Hospital. She thought it was Christmas as she came in the door there was treats for Africa and it was there just for her. It wasn’t even covered by anything just there for her to take one and eat….

We had to weigh Ruby before her examination and she decided that she is staying just there… She was in too much pain to walk any further. Ruby has lost a lot of weight over the past few months and that in it self is very troublesome.

The doctor took a look at her and started doing tests. First she wanted to know if Ruby maybe diabetic because of the amount of water she drinks but her levels was 100%. Her blood pressure and temperature was also 100%. She draw some blood and clipped her nails. She hoped the blood tests will reveal what is wrong.

Then she looked at Ruby’s legs and said nothing was broken and ligaments was not torn. But it can be a lot of different things. Inflammation, Arthritis or it could be neurological…. But she said she thinks that we must wait for the blood results…. She did say that if it is neurological Ruby must go for a MRI and CT scan…. She gave Ruby an injection for pain and and Anti inflammatory. She also gave me some pills to give to Ruby till the blood tests came back.

On Thursday morning another doctor phoned me in connection with Ruby’s results….

She told me that she would like to see Ruby for herself and ask me some more questions…. She told me that Ruby’s protein levels is elevated and her red blood-cells are abnormal….

Yesterday we went back to the Animal Hospital to meet up with the other doctor. She explained to me that the high protein levels can be Cancer or caused by inflammation over a long period of time….

Ruby is scheduled for a Sonar of her Liver, Stomach and bladder on Tuesday. They are also going to do x rays of her legs to see what is going on there.

I am trying very hard to be positive. I tell myself it is just inflammation. She has so much life in her still. Yesterday she started chasing the birds in the garden again and her paw don’t flop anymore….

I would appreciate it if you can all keep Ruby in your prayers. I don’t want to loose my four legged child, but I am not going to let her suffer either….

Meet Yaima and Yodel

A while back I took some photo’s of my friends cats.

She has two Maine coons Yodel the youngest and Yaima a few years older.

Here is some photo’s of Yodel.

Some photo’s of Yaima.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Shadow

I just love capturing our pets….

Shadow is the newest member of our household and turned 1 in June. He is very skittish and if you talk to loud or move to fast he runs like his life depends on it.

He is supposed to be the childrens cat but he is a mommy’s boy. I am the only one who can cuddle with him and pick him up and hold him for a few seconds…

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Ruby nearly two years old

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Buddy

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Buddy Chewing on Ruby’s stick

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Hey leave my stick it’s mine….

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Buddy and Ruby

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Buddy and Ruby and Ruby’s stick…

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while now will remember that when we got Ruby two years back I wrote a blog and posted photo’s of her on a weekly basis.

Well Ruby is turning 2 in a weeks time and she still have a obsession with sticks.  She loves it when I work in the garden and she helps her mommy by carrying away all the sticks and branches….Ruby_2787 Ruby_2789 Ruby_2791 Ruby_2796 Ruby_2797 Ruby_2813

Ruby now and then

I took my first photo’s of Ruby when she was approx 8 weeks old. I have posted photo’s every week till she was 29 weeks old.

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One of these days Ruby will be one year old and I can’t believe how time flies. She is a beautiful grown dog now and still loves chewing on old crocks and sticks. She also makes us mad with her ball. She just loves playing outside with her tennis ball. Her training is coming along great and she is very obedient. But like any child she also takes chances and when she was naughty you can see it straight away. I love Ruby to bits and cannot imagine my day without her by my side or next  to my desk.

Here are a few photo’s I took of her this morning while playing fetch with her.

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Ruby Tuesday: 34/35 Weeks

 

For the time being I will only be posting my Ruby Tuesday photo’s over the weekend. I have so much work that I’ll have to  prioritize.

I took this photo of Ruby on Tuesday morning when I took her outside.

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Ruby Tuesday: 33/34 Weeks

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Oh my word people I was suppose to post on Tuesday already but it completely slipped my mind. I think I have to much going on at once….

Ruby is a my Guard dog where ever I go in the house she is only a few steps behind.  I was busy getting all my props together and making sure my cards are clean and batteries charged  for my Photo Shoot at Bekkies and Boudjies Daycare the following day.  Ruby slipped into my studio and was lying very quietly waiting for me.  I promised her we would go play ball as soon as I am finished. When I walked towards my studio door Ruby dashed passed me wagging tail and all… We played a bit and then I got back to editing…

Ruby Tuesday: 32/33 Weeks

This morning I took some portrait photo’s of Ruby with my Canon 50mm lens. Reason for this the camera is lighter and it is less strain on my right hand.

When my schedule is more open I’ll go for a operation to fix the problem.

I got this one by holding Ruby’s ball rust next to my lens.Ruby_4466

The second one was more tricky to get. She kept jumping up and losing the grip on the ball. But we got one. So proud her. Ruby_4468

Ruby Tuesday: 31/32 Weeks

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I did not post a Ruby Tuesday post last week. Sorry for that. My right hand is suppose to rest and I’ll rather listen to the doctor this time. I need my hand to take lovely photo’s. I took this photo of Ruby on  the Sunday. She went to play outside with Buddy our long legged Fox-terrier. The problem with her going outside to Buddy is the fishpond is like a magnet… Not even one minute passes and she went for a swim…