OZZIE !

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OZZIE !

Postby JacksDad » 20 Jan 2018, 10:52

It's been quite a while since I last posted, in that time I lost Peppy after a far too short nine months, then quite soon after I went to MKF to see Ozzie, who I'd been told suffered from epileptic seizures but as soon as we met I knew he was coming home with me, even though I knew next to nothing about epilepsy. The first two weeks were a struggle to persuade Ozzie to eat but he's now as interested (obsessed ?) in food as any other lab. After six weeks of no seizures the vet agreed to halve the dose of Ozzie's tablets which then resulted in seizures every 2/3 weeks and occasionally twice in one day. Ozzie later had a couple of blood tests which led to extra medication and there have been no seizures since the beginning of September.
Ozzie is the first Lab I've had who's been completely ball obsessed but he also loves chasing round the park with his many doggie friends. He's very affectionate and follows me everywhere.....another MKF treasure !
Andrew
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Ozzie with one of his lady friends, Lily.
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Peppy having a smile.
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Re: OZZIE !

Postby Joe + Hilary » 20 Jan 2018, 13:22

Ozzie looks gorgeous!! I admire you for taking on a dog with epilepsy, I don't think I'd be brave enough. You seem to have coped well with his problems so far and I hope he gets on an "even keel" for you both. Maybe happiness will help. I'm so pleased for you both that he's settled well and already has lady friends, look forward to hearing about your adventures together. It does make a big difference having a labrador, or even "just a dog" in your life.

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Postby JacksDad » 20 Jan 2018, 14:54

Thank you for your kind words, there wasn't much to cope with when he had seizures, just a matter of stopping him from hurting himself during the few minutes they lasted. The vet asked me if Ozzie had a sleep after his seizures, which is the norm, but not this lad, a good hour's ball chasing restored him to normal. In the first six months Ozzie was with me I lost over half a stone in weight and probably more since, I've also made lots of new friends because Ozzie goes up to so many people inviting them to throw the ball, often nudging them with his nose to reinforce his request.
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Re: OZZIE !

Postby 12_paws » 23 Jan 2018, 09:56

Can't see the pictures sadly, new photobucket restrictions, but really pleased that you found a new companion Andrew. I always enjoyed reading of the adventures of Peppy, Bryn and Jack and I'm sure Ozzie will be having a wonderful time too. Looking forward to hearing more..........
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Postby LabLover » 23 Jan 2018, 11:20

So sorry to read you had to say goodbye to Peppy but glad that Ozzie his helping to fill that void. He certainly sounds like he keeps you fit and look forward to reading about your adventures together :love2:
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Re: OZZIE !

Postby JacksDad » 27 Jan 2018, 16:02

Thanks to Lily and her Mum we now have pictures, more soon, time to go out and get wet again.
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Re: OZZIE !

Postby Joe + Hilary » 27 Jan 2018, 19:11

I loved reading how he nudges strangers with his ball. Lovely boy.

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Re: OZZIE !

Postby Melliott » 29 Jan 2018, 23:19

Hi Andrew

I am very sorry to read you have lost Peppy but I am happy to read you have found Labrador love again in Ozzie. He sounds a great dog and another one who loves to play ball.

Look forward to hearing more updates.

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Re: OZZIE !

Postby Liz5353 » 30 Jan 2018, 13:30

Hi Andrew I am just catching up, I was sorry to hear about Peppy.
It sounds as if you are coping well you and Ozzie, having had an epileptic dog I know that it can be difficult. So keep up the good work and lots of luck from us
Always good to hear from you.
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Re: OZZIE !

Postby JoanG » 30 Jan 2018, 14:43

Good to hear from you Andrew. Sorry to hear the news about Peppy, 9 months was no time at all. Now you share your life with the gorgeous Ozzie, he looks a real character and obviously a ladies man :rofl: I'm glad that the seizures seem to be under control and that they didn't seem to bother Ozzie anyway. Also losing half a stone on the Ozzie diet is good and dog walking is so good for meeting new friends.

Thanks for posting and the photos it's nice to see them here on the Forum.
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Re: OZZIE !

Postby JacksDad » 02 Feb 2018, 14:43

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A picture taken last summer with Ozzie and friend Lara who. although no longer able to chase the ball, watched Ozzie with a keen eye. Sadly Lara passed away a few months ago.

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Cooling off after a ball chasing session.
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Postby JoanG » 02 Feb 2018, 20:43

Great photos, Ozzie looks very focused in the first picture and very relaxed in the second. :1967: Sorry to read about his friend Lara she looked like a lovely old girl.
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Re: OZZIE !

Postby JacksDad » 16 Apr 2018, 13:24

Just a few more pictures, which I hope reflect his character

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Postby JoanG » 16 Apr 2018, 17:17

He looks very laid back and a thinker to me - he's gorgeous :love5: :love5:
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Re: OZZIE !

Postby 12_paws » 16 Apr 2018, 19:28

Lovely pictures of a very handsome boy Andrew - Ozzie looks a pretty laid back sort of guy?
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