Lucky Dogs

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  1. Geezer

    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Last Friday morning I got a call from a lady asking about renting some oxygen. I was explaining about all of the documentation we would need to dispense O2, blah, blah, blah. Then she said that she wouldn't need it for very long, it was for some premature puppies.

    Well, now she had my attention. She worked with a veterinarian but these were her dogs. The female had a puppy die before birth and she aborted the whole litter of four. One was dead, one died right after birth, a female was struggling, and a male was in a little better condition than the female. She had an incubator and was taking the pups home for the weekend. She was afraid the little girl would not make it. She said if she could get her to make it through the weekend she thought she would be able to make it.

    I gave her an O2 cylinder, a regulator, and tubing to connect it to the incubator. She wanted to know the cost and I told her it was on me. I thought about these dogs all weekend. Monday morning I texted the lady and asked how the pups did over the weekend. She said they had a rough Friday night and Saturday morning. She had to give them O2 several times as their breathing was labored and they were turning purple. But Saturday afternoon they started improving. She said that she hadn't had to give them O2 since 6PM on Sunday. She said she was convinced that the O2 saved their lives.

    Today, she returned the O2 cylinder and brought the puppies in to meet me. They are only 8 days old and not much bigger than a mouse. They are both eating well, bottle fed, and are having normal bowel movements. They are pretty active and crawling around and they had good color to them. She was very appreciative and she thinks I'm a hero.

    She gave me a very nice card and a $50 gift card. So, next week the office will have lunch on me. And, she named the little male puppy Larry. Some days are just better than others.

    Edited to add that they are French Bulldogs. I'm not a big fan of the breed and these are sold for big bucks.

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  2. Johnny

    Johnny Misanthropist Supporting Member

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    You are a good man!
     
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    Now ya take one home after all that!
     
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    gsimmons Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well done, that man!
     
  5. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Nuts over Lil D Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    You softy

    seriously when I read the part about them naming one of them Larry , my sinuses started acting up
     
  6. wsfiredude

    wsfiredude Can't starve us out; Can't make us run Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Not surprised at all...

    Mountain folk are the salt of the earth.
     
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    Well done sir
     
  8. charliedeltajuliet

    charliedeltajuliet Redneck Hillbilly Widget Ninja Sponsor

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    Larry is one of the best people I have ever met. I am proud to call him a friend. This doesn’t surprise me at all. However I also would rather eat rusty nails then cross him.
     
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    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    But you eat rusty nails for breakfast.
     
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    Scott88 Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    You made the world a better place, awesome work.
     
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    DCGallim Resident Smart-A$$

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    Doc said he needs more iron in his diet. What else is he suppose to do?
     
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    wsfiredude Can't starve us out; Can't make us run Charter Member Supporting Member

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    That's how it goes with mountain folks...

    If they like ya, they'll do anything in the world for you.

    If they don't like ya, they'll do anything in the world to you.

    :)
     
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  13. Geezer

    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    @charliedeltajuliet has so much iron in his system his underwear has rusty stripes.
     
  14. Burt Gummer

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    “Rusty”
     
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    Atta-Boy, Geezer!
     
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    LizardKing Alright Alright Alright Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Great story! Kudos to you sir.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Thanks for what you did for the little ones just starting out in life.
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    A fellow was trying to tell me how tough he was. He said, "I ate barbed wire and thought it was spaghetti."

    I told him I ate barbed wire and knowed what it was.

    Good on you, @Geezer! I feel honored to know you... today. Tomorrow is a new day, though.
     
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    Hell yeah. I like all dogs more than I do most people, cept you Geezer. You all right
     
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    Thank you, Larry for your kind heart!!! This story just made my day! :)
     
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    BBD280 God, Guns, and Guts

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    I take back half that stuff I said about you.
     
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    Good man!
     
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    This is why i love this board. Well done sir.

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    Isn’t this a discussion about @Geezer?

    WTF is Larry? :confused:
     
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    Good job .
     
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

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    You're a good man Charlie Brown. ;)

    So, what's your take, when she auctions off the pups?


    :D
     
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  27. Chdamn's Wife

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    Nice thing that you did there, Larry. So glad the pups pulled through and thanks for your act of kindness.
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Mr. Bullitt says thanks for helping out his Pards!!!!
     
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    Nice job! I wonder if she could name the female Curly?
     
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    awesome story ;)

    you aight for one of those Scotch-Irish surnamed guys ;)
     
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    I just saw this story. Wish I had known about this when I talk to you at the meet and greet. Are you a respiratory therapist? I was for 35 years. I was wondering where Billy got all those O 2 cylinders from
     
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    wonderful.
    Kleenex-worthy.
     
  33. Geezer

    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    The lady texted me pictures of the 2 pups today. They looked like they had really grown a lot in a week and she said they were doing great. She said when they start walking around she would bring them by for another visit. I would post the pictures but they are on my work phone and...it's at work. Maybe Monday.
     
  34. Geezer

    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Not an RT but I've been doing this stuff for quite a while now. I can pretty much do it all, I just don't have the letters after my name. Leaky or otherwise unacceptable O2 cylinders make good handgun targets. They are tough and make a good sound when hit. Rifle rounds will poke a hole through them.
     
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    It has not been confirmed that it was the boy dog they named Larry. :rolleyes:
     
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    Good man. Let us know if you hear any more about the pups.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    Yer a good man, Larry.
     
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    Totally awesome! Excellent work. Goes to show the kind of people we have here.
     
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    Good job sir!

    Dogs are nicer than most people!
     
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  40. Geezer

    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I finally remembered to get the pictures of the pups.

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