Hi guys I want to clear things up with some of you ( most of you have been absolutely wonderful and supportive ) towards JJ ... re the fights he has had with Ralph . So the boys despite being a pack of 6 large ( neutered) males never fight ... at first when I rescued Ralph JJ accepted him even though he is very much the alpha male . They had their first “ fight “‘and I say that loosely as at no time has blood been shed or limbs torn ( infact no signs at all ) at Christmas and since then I have been very careful with them both , had a behaviourist in and kept them both as happy , well fed and exercised as Possible. Six months down the line and for no apparent reason ( no toys , sticks , food etc ) JJ bit Ralph as he walked past , Ralph retaliated and bit his chest ( hence the original swelling ) ... nothing major and over very quickly once I shouted . Fast forward a couple of weeks and Ralph was playing with the others out the front of our house and JJ ran out of the house and once again bit his back , I managed to stop all 6 boys from fighting and put the other 4 inside the house before throwing water over JJ and Ralph to separate them . There were no obvious signs of injury once again ... no blood and they seemed to both just be tired !
Going away the next day I left the petsitter with antibiotics as a precaution ( he is another story ) and had no idea how quickly an infection would follow , when I took JJ to the vets the day I arrived home the vet told me “ another 24 hours doesn’t bare thinking about “ JJ has been VERY unlucky with his injuries but infections from dog bites can be so much worse than you can ever believe , always take your dog to a vet as a precaution, nearly losing JJ has taught me never to be complacent As for Ralph and JJ sadly I don’t think they will ever get along and will need to be kept apart indefinitely The rest of the pack are a dream to be with but I put in a LOT of work and effort for it to be that way . Thankyou to you all once again for the love you have shown JJ I honestly believe this is what has pulled him through
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN 4 years young today ... Stan is one of my sweetest Boys , FANTASTIC with people and dogs , he literally loves everyone and gets so upset when someone won’t say hello to him .. you can literally see his little heart deflate !! I am hoping to celebrate more with him at the weekend once JJ is better , he is doing well bless him although I feel like his STALKER taking each day as it comes and of course still praying that his chest doesn’t swell
I am so sorry I havnt got around to replying to everyone who has been so AMAZING and kind ... with being full time nurse to JJ and then having a few issues with Logan too ( another story ) it’s been one super stressful week love you all for your prayers and support I think without you all I would have been a wreck ! . #rottie#birthdaycelebration#birthdayboy#rottweiler
One week ... two general anaesthetics , one septic ear , one Abscess, one major surgery and now one sedation to clean my ear and remove my drains and I am STILL fighting now we have to watch , wait , pray and hope that my chest doesn’t swell up again still not out of the woods but definitely heading in a better direction here is my lovely surgeon Andre who has been through this rollercoaster with me My vet bill still continues to rise , with today and any follow ups , antibiotics etc so Thankyou so much for any help anyone can offer ... I hope to be back ruling the roost as soon as I can ! love and kisses to you all love JJ
He is home !!! .... After speaking to the vet this morning it was decided that he should come home, JJ was getting. Cabin fever and after my visits he was unsettled and howling
his drains are still in place as he is still oozing some blood so we are going back Tuesday morning to have them taken out and his ear to have a thorough cleaning , he will have to be sedated as he won’t let anyone go near his ear ... bless his little heart It feels absolutely AMAZING to have him home again , for 5 days I feel like I have been on a rollercoaster of emotions, I know I still can’t be complacent with him as there is still a chance his wound could break down or once the drains are removed that they then fill back up with fluid again but for each passing day I am more and more hopeful I still can’t believe the love that he has received .. it’s been absolutely incredible, the prayers , the donations , The messages , it is because of YOU he is at home with me today ... so thank you all so so much