Kinda off topic (but not sure who else to ask)
- Hi everyone,
I'm down in DC (away from Scratchy), visiting my brother. He has a
golden retriever that is 10+ yrs. I've been walking her and have
noticed that she is breathing very hard and is extremely lethargic.
I don't know her very well, but having seen Scratchy breathing hard,
it makes me wonder if his dog might be in respiratory distress. She
looks like she is breathing from her belly too. AND she sighs a lot.
Her nose drips a little too when sleeping. Like I said this is OFF
TOPIC and I'm really sorry but I don't know what to do.
My brother doesn't seem to have enough time to take care of his dog
and it BOTHERS me. I really want to take her home with me and take
care of her -- but I don't know if I'm just over reacting b/c of
what I'm going through with Scratchy.
I asked my brother when the last time she was at the vet and he
didn't know. It kills me that it seems like he just doesn't care
about her! Part of me wants to take her home with me and have her
checked out. She doesn't have much of a life down here. He doesn't
seem to have time to walk her much less take her to the vet. I'm
sure he'd be MORE than happy to have me take her off his hands. But
then again part of me doesn't want to get too emotionally attatched
to her b/c of all the turmoil I've been going throught with Scratch.
Sorry about bringing a dog into this list, but you guys have given
me so much help with scratchy, I thought you should help shed some
light to this predicament. Oh yeah, for got to mention, we already
have a dog and my fiance doesn't like my brothers dog too much
either. (and if we ever go away on the weekends we don't have anyone
to watch her. His dog is watched by his parents - unsure how they
would take babysitting 2 dogs).
Again, sorry about being off topic but I have such a soft heart for
animals! And it's been bothering me the past 3 days how she is
ignored. I'm sure he takes care of her, just not up to my standards.