Laura (2:35 PM): Hi Lynn, I just read about Aro and I am devastated too. I just talked to Brian on the phone. Have you heard how he is doing in surgery?
Lynn (2:37 PM): Not yet- trying to wait to close to 5pm to call. Really too scared to call- worried that he will not make it and I do not think I can take that... he is just such a sweet baby and sleeps with me and loves all the other dogs. I can not believe that this happened on a walk. I am going crazy with worry.....
Laura (2:39 PM): I am soooo sorry. That must have been very traumatic - I know you love him very much. We knew that he had a great home with you and it comforted us. Stray dogs - who would have even dreamed of such a thing as this.....
Lynn (2:40 PM): My daughter has to worry with them where she lives since people just bring unwanted dogs and drop them off.
Lynn (2:41 PM): I am on hold with them right now.......
Laura (2:42 PM): ok - I hope the news is good
Lynn (2:45 PM): He is in an oxygen tent right now; they have him stabilized but it is up to Aro now. Ribs on left side of body are broken, one punctured his lung - they have him vented and are pulling air off of the punctured lung. I am heading up there now to take him his babies and to be with him a while. I will keep you posted. I just hope animal control finds the dogs and the owners but that is probably wishful thinking.
Lynn (2:46 PM): I have no clue how I am going to sleep tonight with out him sleeping on me or beside me. I got use to breathing in Aro puppy scent. He had puppy class tomorrow and a grooming appt, but I have cancelled that and let the trainer know what happened. I will let you know more tomorrow....
Laura (2:47 PM): Good luck and kiss him for us too. Thanks
Lynn (2:47 PM): I will, thank you and I am so sorry this happened.
Laura (2:48 PM): Gosh, it wasn't your fault. Take Care, Love Laura
Lynn (2:49 PM): Thank you and you too.... I will let you know how he looks after I see him
----- Our chat on Fri, 2/6/09 4:13 PM -----
Lynn (3:34 PM): OK- he is holding his own, but we have to make it through the night. He perked up when he heard my daughter Tracy's and my voice and we got to rub him but he will have to have another surgery to re-attach muscles to his rib cage once he is stronger.
Laura (3:36 PM): I hope he makes it!! I feel sorry that he will have to have surgery.
Lynn (3:46 PM): I was crying again just looking at him. The vet tech said he is doing very well considering his injuries. He is on no pain meds until they get his breathing stabilized. My daughter and I were both crying our eyes out. If he makes it through the night, then we may be on a road to recovery. He kept trying to move to get to my voice so I put my hand in the oxygen tent and kept it there until they ran us out. I will let you know more tomorrow and each day there after unless something drastic happens tonight. I have a feeling that there will be no sleep for me tonight- I am use to him being cuddled up right against me- he likes to "spoon".
Laura (3:57 PM): Lynn and Tracy, My heart is breaking for you. It sounds like it will be tough going for awhile. I just hope he can make a full recovery. I am sure it was a comfort for Aro to hear your voice -
Lynn (3:58 PM): He wanted to get to us so bad and that made me feel even worse. next time we go walking, I am taking the male golden with us- that is his little brother and he protects him and loves him. He is whining non stop right now wanting to know where his little baby brother is.
Laura (4:03 PM): Yep, dogs are very sensitive to such things. When our Afghan drowned, her sister was traumatized for about a year. They were very close and Punkin just couldn't get over it. I am sure your golden will be whining until Aro gets home......
Lynn (4:04 PM): I have a feeling that he will- I bet I know who will be sleeping with me until he does- but toby can not spoon- he weighs 100 lbs. I will let you know more just as soon as possible. I am sorry for the loss of the afghan that drowned- when I read that on your website, I cried for hours. Any pain that my babies are in makes me feel like a bad mother.