Then it was time for a little update again. Summer disappeared faster than an eye blink. We have not had much sun, this summer is best known as the dull autumn days...
Bulten has had some bad luck lately. He was limping on his front leg. I went to my regular vet where he was standing on lameness investigation for a while. He was X-rayed all over the front, but we found nothing wrong, he was on steroid therapy and other treatments, etc., etc., we found nothing at all that seemed wrong. So I booked an appointment with an orthopedic specialist and had time immediately. When we got to the specialist he felt through the entire Bulten and found that the problem was in his right elbow. Funny, I thought... (though we had x-rayed him, at my regular vet and not seen anything). It was determined that Bulten would undergo laparoscopic surgery. Bulten was operated and it turned out he had an inflammation of a joint capsule of the elbow. I was very glad it was nothing serious, and we went home, hoping that everything would be back to normal after his ten days of antibiotics. Unfortunately, it had encountered complications during the surgery. Bulten had got into a bacterium in the joint and after two days at home the entire leg swelled up to twice its normal size and he got high fever. We drove to the vet again. They had to open up and rinse inside the joint and put more drainage tubes in the bone of my little wretch. He had gone from having inflammation in the joint to have infection, which is really not good ... In three weeks we drove back and forth to the vet not less than eight times to flush and clean the joint. My little angel, he was so good all the time and veterinarians at the station said he was wonderful to deal with. It took some time before Bulten was fully restored again. He had to go on strong medications for several weeks and all the shows we had planned to go on over the summer was just to cancel. For about a month and a half ago, Bulten was declared completely healthy again:) Thanks to it we have had time to participate in two exhibitions. Both times Bulten got Exellent.
I've decided not to take Bulten on some more shows until next year. I think he needs more time to get ready in the body. Instead I'll try to get going like wild track. I've been and checked on a couple of trainings and it looks great fun:)
My two sweethearts<3
With Manson's all quiet well. It is beginning to seem a little more that he actually is getting on in years, he moves no longer as easily as he did and he would prefer a bit shorter walks rather than long walks. But he is as bright and cheerful as he always was and when it's time to go to the beach, he is first man in space in the car:) Once on the beach, he has a lot of projects going on. He moves the rocks and seaweed from one place to another, he digs, swimming and telling the other dogs that EVERYTHING they see belongs to him;)
Crazy Manson on the beach :)
A fun novelty is that we are in "waiting" times. Belburgo's Noisette aka Natasha (Bulten's mom) are expecting puppies with my favorite guy Von Hof's Cisco Kid. The first time I saw Cisco was almost two years ago and I must thank Facebook for that:) I saw a picture of a beautiful guy, he was only young but GOD what a dog he was! I fell like a tree. Perfect head and a wonderful sound and well built body. Just built like I want a Bordeaux should be:) When Bettan decided that she would take one last litter of Natasha, and that her intended was Cisco, I can admit that I nearly fainted with joy:) My favorite female and favorite male in one and the same combination. It feels like a big-Wow:) So hopefully by the end of October I am sitting in the whelping box and releases the babies with my lovely Bettan and her equally wonderful husband David:) That's all for now. There is some new pictures in Manson and Bultens galleries. Have a good time until the next time and keep your fingers crossed that it gets a little Natasha-Cisco baby for us!