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Unread 12-06-2004, 12:17 PM
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On Friday I "celebrated" one year since my trip to the castle. I have enjoyed good health since and have no regrets from my decision - in fact it was the best thing I could have done for myself.

Four months ago my husband and I "adopted" a two-month old puppy we named Violet. She has become our child and we are those silly people who go around calling ourselves Mommy and Daddy to our dog and love every minute of it.

When she got her final puppy shots two months ago, the receptionist at the vet wanted us to book an appointment for Violet's snorfleing when she turned 6 months. That put it at the end of November, beginning of December. Well, not being able to predict our schedule 2 months in advance, we were kind of fumbling. I finally said (thinking it was only to my husband) in my dry sense of humour, "why don't we pick December 3rd, the anniversary of my having the same surgery".

The receptionist, obviously having the same sense of humour booked it immediately!

Well, on Thursday night we were walking out of the grocery store and I had bought some gourmet dog food for Violet's "last meal" when d/h says, "you mean before her trip to the castle to become a puppy princess!".

Well, Violet survived her surgery and came out of it much better than her "mother" did. She only had to stay in the "castle" one night not five and was on solid foods by the morning.

I just thought a little bit of castle humour might brighten someone's day!
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Unread 12-06-2004, 12:19 PM
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Some how my typing messed up. Violet went for her snorfleing. I really don't know what "snorfeling" is. Sorry about that.
Unread 12-06-2004, 12:21 PM
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Hmm, no matter how hard I try to type the word it isn't coming out. I guess it is being blocked. Sorry if I am typing something I shouldn't.
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Unread 12-06-2004, 01:11 PM
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Silly me I thought maybe "snorfeling" was some kind of Canadian term for a hysterectomy or in doggy terms 'getting fixed'.
Cute story, glad you pup did well.
Unread 12-06-2004, 01:25 PM
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I had that same problem on a pet thread. It was supposed to be a rather somber reply, but somehow sp*ying (see if that works!) came out the other way which I thought detracted from my mini-essay. However it's probably been set up this way on the forum because I'm sure some of the sisters would be offended to be told they'd been snorfleed.
Unread 12-06-2004, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the laughs! Just another reason they call it a dog's life: first they get to just lie around and be rubbed all the time. And to rub it in, they are instant healers while we poor examples of evolutionary distress moan over our swelly bellies and can't even have our little doggies showing their love by a proper jump into the lap.
Unread 12-06-2004, 04:23 PM
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Hi ladies I've moved this thread over to the Pet Party board within Friends Without Faces.

You're right... the site's censor is automated, and it has a list of words which are automatically altered when they are used. The s-word as regards a veterinary procedure is one of them, because it does offend some of our members when a hysterectomy is referred to in that way. Unfortunately, the censor doesn't care whether it's used in a veterinary context, it changes it all the time.

And, by the way, our guidelines also ask that we not use ** or other means to "fool" the censor and get words into posts that are not permitted. Offensive is offensive, whether a letter is missing or not, ya know?

Hope this helps clear things up!
Unread 12-06-2004, 04:29 PM
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Thanks, Linda,
I certainly was NOT trying to offend anyone and as soon as it happened the second time I realized it was being censored. I also was not sure where to post it so thanks for moving it. I didn't know there was a Pet section, but I realize it is cause it is a little buried - I never would have found it!

Anyway, I really hope that it did not offend or hurt anyone. It was more meant as a light-hearted way of looking at what I had gone through and definitely not making a mockery at all.

I tried for years to have children and once the realization came that I never would, it was hard. Violet will never really replace having a baby, but she is good company and definitely an important part of our family.
Unread 12-07-2004, 07:35 AM
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I enjoyed your story about Violet becoming a puppy princess, and I am glad she did so well. It is nice that they heal so quickly isn't it. Too bad we don't always.

I think part of it may be that dogs listen to instinct when it tells them to rest their bodies and lie low for a while. They feel no guilt over things that don't get done, and a mountain of laundry would be to them just a comfy nest to snuggle in, and not something that had to be done.

I have a little long haired Chihuahua named "Chile" (she came to me with that name, lol). About 5 weeks ago my DD came home with her and said she belonged to a coworker who could not keep her. She was only 13 months old and had already had a litter of 2 pups. I had no intention of keeping her, but her quiet sweetness and cuddle factor just got to DH and I, so here she stayed.

Like everything else in my house, except DS, who has a fantastic metabolism, Chile' began to get fat~~or so I thought!!!
Turns out she was pregnant when we got her!!!
I don't think she will make it through the week before going into labor. I hope it is soon, the poor thing looks like she's gonna pop!!

Anyway, I told her that when her babies were weaned she would have to have aTAH/BSO, and that I would take good care of her through it because I will have been through my own by then. I think if she could understand what I said, I'm sure she would say it was fine with her. There is a look in her eyes that seems to say, "how did this happen again"!?

Congrats on your own one year milestone

Sisterly Luv,

Unread 12-18-2004, 12:24 AM
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Loved your story!

I always say my cat and I bear a strong physical resemblance because we both have long dark hair and a similar surgery scar!

for those who keep track of the Chinese Zodiac, we were each born in the year of the horse as well.

My little Mab was literally bouncing off the walls the minute I brought her home from the hospital. I am still jealous. Oh, and she thinks she's a princess anyway because I named her after Fairy Queen Mab of Ireland.



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