Sunday, June 21, 2009

jazz the pack dog

13 Comments:

Blogger Rhonda Jean said...

Very smart. What does Jazz carry in his pack?

June 21, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

proud looking pup!

June 21, 2009 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Is this the pooch that was sick??? If so I am glad she is better

June 21, 2009 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

This is Jazz, he wasn't ill. This photo was actually taken in the Smokies a few years ago.

He carries water, snacks, an extra sweater, first aid kit, maps and a knife. He's a daypack on 4 legs!

June 21, 2009 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

He's beautiful.

June 21, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Hello from Idaho. I am a children's librarian in Boise and discovered your book on the shelf on Friday. After spending Saturday at our local farmer's market I came home and read your book.. all of it! It was wonderful and such fun to read. My husband is an "antiquer" like you, and this morning he brought in his latest find. A crock pot timer from the fifties! It is a beauty. I shall never use it, but it looks lovely in my kitchen, right next to my old glass butter churn. I shall enjoy your blog.

June 21, 2009 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I can never get over how beautiful huskies are!

June 22, 2009 at 12:04 AM  
Anonymous EricaInCa said...

My Aussie has the same dog pack! :) You've inspired me to either train my Aussie's to "mush" or get a Malamute! Eek! :)

Erica in San Jose

June 22, 2009 at 2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been a silent reader to your blog for about a year and so enjoy reading about your life on the precious land you rent. I have to write you because of Jazz and it's just something to keep in mind when you take her to the vet. I just put my 13-year old down because she had a 3rd degree heart block. When I researched heart blocks for dogs I found several research articles about the possibility of Lyme's disease playing a role. My dog had Lyme's about four years ago with the same symptoms as Jazz. She recovered after the antibiotic treatment and was fine. When I took her in for her annual exam a year ago the vet said she had a slow heart beat. They didn't know why but she seemed perfectly normal so we didn't pursue it. This March, right before her annual, I witnessed her in distress and took her in. That's when we got the diagnosis and she lasted one more month. The point that I found out is that she probably had a 2nd degree heart block that annual a year ago and that can be treated with medicine. There is no treatment for 3rd degree and it is fatal. I would just recommend you check it out with your vet. I love reading your blog!

June 22, 2009 at 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left the previous anonymous comment and realized when I left for work I had put Jazz in instead of Annie - I don't want to attribute anything to the wrong dog! Sorry about that!

June 22, 2009 at 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iCall me anon 2. I could echo Anonymous, in my deep appreciation of your blog...am posting as I also recently lost my dog. She was 14, diagnosed with Lyme's before she was a year old, recovered completely and was fit and extremely active for years. Starting when she was 6, there were occasional, actually rare, incidents in which she behaved as she was stricken as a pup. Pain that looked like muscle spasms in her limbs, that basically would paralyze her. Never for long, a day or so, but I looked into it as a neurological disorder related to Lyme's, and many years, and dollars, and vets later, there was never anything conclusive. But when she began to lose her motor coordination a year ago, she was treated homeopathically with a remedy that was specific to neurological conditions and it bought her another year.

I tell you this in the hope that there may be things that you can do in the immediate aftermath that will allow your dog to truly heal. I'm so very happy that she has responded and is strong again, but It's well worth putting your attention to a hard scrutiny of the disease.

June 22, 2009 at 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Erica in San Jose said...

the comments made by both anon posters can also be used for all of us 2 legged creatures as well. Lyme disease is very commonly misdiagnosed in humans and can cause lifelong neuro problems... So we should all keep that in mind too.

June 23, 2009 at 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be excellent to be able to enjoy your postings without all of the language.

June 23, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

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