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Forgive me guys as I have been so busy it has been like a big dream! Non stop doing something from training dogs, buying a truck, kid racing, kid voting, you name it, I have prolly done it these past few weeks.Oh, forgot, was sick on top of all that too!


Anyway, I just have to share because soooo many of you were there throughout my whole ordel with Daizy.

As you know or may have heard, she was finally diagnosed with the cerebellum ataxia. That stupid mutant gene??!! ANYWAY, I didn't give up. I kept her, and yes prolly out of my own greed. I continued to ask questions to everyone, and seek advice until my desk at home is piled 5 feet high with literature on everything that causes wobbly dog to bobbing and motorskills.

After ALMOST giving up, Daizy has made a remarkable progression. I am not lieing......she can walk from the back yard to the house through a door opened about 10 inches without falling or touching it. She has taught herself to completly sit without falling. She has started to stand, legs splayed, but for longer periods of time then ever before. She raraely falls, and if she does it is only in the house on the slick tile, not outside or on the patio. 2 nights ago she tried to run, it was comical, but she was doing it!

Dont get me wrong she still resembles a drunken sailor, but sooooo much better, prolly 85% better then she ever was.

She is miss independant now, only time she even lets us help her is for food and water. She runs if she thinks we are gonna pick her up.

So, this cannot be the mutant gene the nuerologist suspected, because the disease is always fatal(calls for euth.) Being she has made soooooooooooooo much progress, eliminates that as being a problem.

Also, the thought that maybe she caught a virus that destroyed her motor skills as an infant fails as well, because the vet says if that was the case, she would never learn to compensate-which she is doing.

She looks at her front legs while walking as if she is telling them what to do, and her goose stepping is subsiding as well.

Wierd fact~~~~~She still has puppy breath-alot. Isn't that strange considering the others have been gone for weeks!

They are 15 weeks old today.

Anyway, just wanted to fill you all in. Im seriously believeing that maybe Dixie injured her as a baby accidentally. She was always stepping on them or something!

Also, a quick cute thing that happened. I was cooking brocolli last night and dropped a few peices. Cato and Chocy grabbed them, and Dixie grabbed the biggest peice(they hover between my legs while cooking) and the pups ate theirs, Dixie took her piece into the LR and gave it to Daizy......AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Also, Daizy had a scuba mask she was chewing on and shouldnt have been. She got the strap around her head, and looked up at me. It was on her, I laughed so hard, too bad I didnt have a camera handy! Now we call her Scuba Daizy!
 

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I am glad to hear she is doing so good. I bet it is adorable to see her try so hard. I see her mommy is looking ou for her...Dixie seems like such a good girl!

Is she still a lot smaller than the others? Do you think she will have trouble learning tricks or is it just her motor skills that are off?
 

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Awwww....thats so great to hear! Reminds me of the 2 legged dog story and how she taught herself to walk. The fact that she's making progress is amazing! I'm sure you are ecstatic! :wav:
 

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Just 100% motor skills, she has learned come here, "Are you hungry??" and stuff like that. Been housebroke from day 1. It is only her motor skills.

Last night, or this am I cant remember, I put my hand up like to give me five, and she smacked it!She put her paw right on my hand, 2 or three times and never missed! That tells me what????Motor skills is what does that! Like a kid eating finger food for the first time, or learning, motor skills is what controls the food going from the tray to their mouths!(aiming) and she didnt miss!
 

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That's really great that she is having so much improvement! Please, please, please share some pics with us. I haven't seen any in a long time and I don't know which ones you kept. You're killin me!!!
 

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Will do..................
 

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I am so happy for you. I tthink you may be right and Dixie could have hurt her. She is progressing to fast and if it was or is motor skills then I don't think she would be doing as well as she is IMO
 

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One night when they were first born, Dixie kept rearranging them, and hubby was getting a snack or drink in the kitchen, Dix is in the dining room connecting, and he heard one puppy scream and a loud "pop". He even came and got me outts bed to tell me, but everything seemed ok and they were all nursing.

One also died at 2 days old, his head looked alittle deformed after death, so I think she did him in as well.

Her maiden and only litter, she didnt know better I know, but Im really leaning towards that idea now.

The male that died was champagne. He loked bronze/pink. Beautiful. Poor guy.
 
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