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Offline Gloria C

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HELP!!! What do I do w/my big dog????
« on: June 08, 2009, 06:18:49 am »
Hi again!
Well, I just adopted my dog about a month ago.  LOVE HIM.  However, I also just got diagnosed w/cancer (totally unexpectedly) and will be facing major surgery soon.  I live alone. How will I take care of my dog when I first get home?  Should I board him out for the first week? Maybe get a doggie sitter once a day to walk him?  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.   

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Re: HELP!!! What do I do w/my big dog????
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 06:22:56 am »
I think a doggie sitter if you have one in your area would be a good idea. That way your pup still gets to be with you. I would also let the sitter come and visit to get to know your dog before your surgery. Best of luck to you and your upcoming surgery. Will keep fingers & paws crossed!
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Re: HELP!!! What do I do w/my big dog????
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 07:44:12 am »
don't know the full extent of surgery, yet, but it will be quite major...and him just lying against me probably won't be a good. i will miss him if I board him, but, it might be best for my recovery. :P

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Re: HELP!!! What do I do w/my big dog????
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 03:09:30 pm »
I agree with Jenn also.  When I'm feeling crappy, especially after a surgery, I don't want anyone around.  I just want to be left alone for a bit, even by my pups (I know that's horrible). 

Good luck, prayers coming your way for a speedy recovery.
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