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Many of you already know about Baxter from my recent facebook and twitter updates, so I wanted to update everyone on his condition. Baxter is our ridiculously sweet and completely neurotic border collie, and he is very special to us both. When we moved earlier this year, Matt’s brother was kind enough to take Baxter because we were not allowed to have dogs where we currently live. He is the perfect dog for Danny, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for them both.

We found out Wednesday morning that Baxter was hit by a car. We were worried, confused, scared, and we couldn’t get a straight answer out of any of the medical staff at the emergency vet. We first heard that he had a collapsed lung, disconnected lips, a broken rib, and internal bleeding which meant emergency surgery. But then the bleeding seemed to stop. We called every few hours for his status, but we didn’t know how he was going to fare. Danny didn’t see him get hit, so all we knew was that Baxter managed to get out of the house and run into the road where someone hit him and left him laying in a ditch. I’m still trying to figure out what kind of person would hit a dog and leave it for dead. Baxter has multiple tags that include his name and county registration, so someone could have easily gotten in touch with us.

The good news is Baxter was released from the emergency vet clinic! We brought him to our vet this morning for his lip surgery because his lips are disconnected slightly from his jaw. It’s nearly unnoticeable if you look at him straight on, but you can see it once he looks up. We are excited to pick him up from surgery tomorrow and spend an evening with him!


October 28, 2009

It took three days, and a LOT of coaxing, but Matt and I were finally able to brush Petey’s teeth.  Petey is our Miniature Australian Shepherd, and we are totally in love with him.  When he gets really excited, he grabs a toy and runs in circles, shaking his little rear end (since he doesn’t have a tail).  Once we finally won the battle of the toothbrush, we let him have the toothbrush and watched him go in circles.  He is a cutie!

Miniature Australian Shepherd post-tooth brush