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:( We had to take Bogie back to the vet today. He started throwing up over the weekend, and the antibiotic was making him sick. Also as the back leg is getting better and the bone is healing, he is starting to walk on it, but weirdly. He picks it up really high and kinda flicks it out backward before he steps on it. Then the right front leg has gotten worse, he holds it up when he's sitting, and really limps on it as well. The vet can't get him to react to any sore spots or show any pain on the front. We were thinking he may have just re-strained it while hobbling on three legs and holding the rear one up, since it's the same elbow he hurt before we moved. It also had some nasty bite wounds that have now healed up. So now we are waiting another week, he's on a new antibiotic and dermaxx for inflamation and pain. We are to see how he'll do, and if not better next week the vet will refer us to a orthopeadic specialist and possibly a neurologist as well. He's wondering if there may be some nerve damage that is just now showing up, since Bogie's not in pain from the bite wounds anymore. Poor Bogie sure didn't deserve all of this.

Many of you have asked abot the two pit bulls that attacked us in the motel. We checked with animal control in St. Joe on Monday, and were pleased to know that the two pit bulls were euthanized. I hate to say that, but in this case I have peace of mind knowing they can't harm any one else or any other dog. Their owners left the state and did not return to Missouri to get them, and still do not have a permanent address. Animal Control said the owners had called from several different places when they checked on the status of their dogs, and finally agreed to give them permission to euthanize them. If they had claimed them there were some hefty fines, kennel bills, cost for spaying and neutering, etc. to be paid in order to get the dogs back, plus proof of liability insurance and some possible charges against them for not controlling viscious dogs, violating leash laws of MO, etc. There will be no help from them on Bogie's care, and it seems futile to pursue this. So we are closing that chapter of our lives, and are moving on.

Just keep the healing drool coming for Bogie and we are just hoping he will eventually totally recover and be OK.
 

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Best wishes to you and Bogie. I can't imagine what you must be going through.
 

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Reading this just makes me want to cry. Poor Bogie- I can only imagine how horrible this has been for all of you.I'm wishing you all the best, and hoping for Bogie's swift recovery-
 

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. Poor Bogie sure didn't deserve all of this.


Just keep the healing drool coming for Bogie and we are just hoping he will eventually totally recover and be OK.
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Bogie certainly didn't deserve any of this. Keeping fingers, toes and everything else crossed that Bogie will recover and be back to normal soon.
 

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There's just no better way I can put this...it just plain SUCKS what ya'll are going through! I too am glad the dogs were euthanized so that they cannot harm anyone else, but at the same time it stinks that the owners aren't being held more responsible for what happened. I'll keep Bogie in my thoughts and I'm sure my 2 can send some drool ya'lls way...they've got plenty of it!

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There's just no better way I can put this...it just plain SUCKS what ya'll are going through! I too am glad the dogs were euthanized so that they cannot harm anyone else, but at the same time it stinks that the owners aren't being held more responsible for what happened. I'll keep Bogie in my thoughts and I'm sure my 2 can send some drool ya'lls way...they've got plenty of it!

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ditto!!!
i can't imagine all the feelings i'd be going through if this happened to Louie. My heart goes out to you and Bogie!! Sending a truck load of healing drool from Louie!!! Hang in there!
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Yea, I get sad everytime I think about Bogie.

I am really sorry about what's happened, but looking forward to the day you post he's recovered, happy and whole again.
 

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I too am so sorry this happened to you guys and Bogie. Please do keep us all posted on Bogie's recovery. You and your husband were injured, Bogie was almost killed, and the two pits did lose their lives simply because of irresponsible owners. Such a shame and waste.
 

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I am just so very sorry that Bogie is going through all this. You have to wonder if some of what he's feeling is partially due to the fear and trauma he went through. How are you and your husband healing? It's sad when they have to put a dog down, but I agree that it was for the best. You wouldn't want to see anyone else have to go through this. Next time could have been a lot worse. Bogie Carter is a lucky dog in that he has such a caring and loving owner who will take the best care of him. Healing drool from Baxter.
 
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