Betzy Staffie x DofB ?2013 Ascot Berks

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Re: Betzy Staffie x DofB ?2013 Ascot Berks

Post by BetzyTony » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:30 pm

Betzy's "Gotcha Day", a run round the racecourse wearing her new collar with her friends, almost all of it off-lead until she led a puppy astray and the two of them went running off, then home to a pig's ear and a lie in her favourite sun spot in the garden, getting up every so often to seek shade. She also has a new chew toy which she tried to convince me I really wanted and should chase her to get. Now lying asleep, dreaming, woofing at intervals and occasionally kicking me :dog_running-186.gif:

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Re: Betzy Staffie x DofB ?2013 Ascot Berks

Post by mandyandmike » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:03 pm

Happy Gotcha day Betzy and family. :havefun.gif:

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Re: Betzy Staffie x DofB ?2013 Ascot Berks

Post by dymphnae » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:44 pm

So great to see her settled and really happy. Thank you for updating her fans!

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Re: Betzy Staffie x DofB ?2013 Ascot Berks

Post by BetzyTony » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:23 pm

Mixed news: I was walking her the other day, she just gone up to say hello to another dog when she started yelping in pain and her back legs weren't working. It was all very confusing but she was sitting down and seemed to be holding them out straight, in pain for several minutes. I rang my wife to pick us up and we took her to the vets but Betzy was fairly recovered by then and the vet couldn't find anything wrong other than she could see she was walking a bit stiffly. She gave us some painkillers and told us to keep an eye on her. Betzy doesn't seem bothered but although she still hurtles down stairs she is struggling a bit going up them and can only clamber on the bed rather than leaping on as she always has. She is not keen on being lifted though, preferring to struggle. Once on the bed she can jump off without a care in the world. She still goes out for walks though the day after her back legs did collapse once.

The good news is that she's overcome her dislike of water and regularly goes for a cooling splash in the pond in the nature reserve near us
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Re: Betzy Staffie x DofB ?2013 Ascot Berks

Post by MrsP » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:32 pm

Oh she's just a perfect wee lass isn't she! I hope her legs are just a strain and nothing ongoing.

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Re: Betzy Staffie x DofB ?2013 Ascot Berks

Post by BetzyTony » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:32 pm

She's recovering slowly from the problem - it doesn't trouble her at all except when she climbs stairs or jumps on to something and now for the last couple of days she has once again been able to run up stairs. I am very pleased to say that as a result of walking with other dogs for a couple of weeks I have gone from constantly apologising for Betzy to having several people say what a lovely, well-behaved dog she is - on one occasion the compliment was passed on by the friend of someone who’d met her. She even walks off lead now (where suitable) and will come when called, that's good because while I'm walking 4 or 5 miles, she's walking at least twice that. She's stopped pulling almost entirely so I don't need to use her harness, she will walk nicely with her lead on her collar. On a recent group walk there was a puppy zooming around like a mad thing and it was enough to intimidate Betzy to the extent that she got clingy and even made it clear she wanted to go home! I was amazed. She's off lead on these walks and plays and interacts with the other dogs beautifully - though she still wants to lead everywhere 0028.gif A year on I’ve finally got the dog I always wanted.

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Re: Betzy Staffie x DofB ?2013 Ascot Berks

Post by BetzyTony » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:11 am

Her favourite "swimming pool" in this hot weather:

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Re: Betzy Staffie x DofB ?2013 Ascot Berks

Post by BetzyTony » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:34 pm

A quick update: Betzy's leg problem has gone away completely (whatever it was!) and we have started running together again now my ankle problem has cleared up. We also walk with a bunch of other dogs three times a week and she is friends with them all from little Yorkies up to Retrievers. I've had to do some remedial work on recall as she's "forgotten" and is wandering further away from me when we're walking and also deciding for herself when she'll come back after I whistle or call. When she's on the lead she walks nicely but once off lead always wants to be off doing her own thing - one thing about her that has not changed!

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