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Crissy Field San Francisco 2015
 — Adventures of Collie, Millie, and Tyler —
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rough collie - lassie type sable & white collie
Memorial Day Sunday
Collie said "Big fun Crissy Field! Collie therapy dog! Get free hugs, petting, kisses—people love Collie!"
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Millie said "Big fun Crissy Field beaches! Millie water dog!"
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First they walked with Verne on his mobility scooter from Marina Green to Crissy Field
Verne looked back to see this —"Collie! Hurry up slow poke!
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Collie needs surgery to correct her joint problems
Collie has elbow dysplasia on her right side. By compensating with use of her left wrist she's developed a calcification of the ligamentous attachment tot he bone. You can see the swollen lump where her left paw is raised as she steps.

Because she's a slow poke I often give her rides on the floorboards of the mobility scooter.

Every day Collie takes an anti-inflammatory, meloxicam, and gets two large tablets of Dasuquin in her food (a joint lubricant). I also give her arthritis injections of Adequan every week or two.

Collie needs to be examined by an orthopedic vet — but they are too expensive. One wanted $650 just to X-ray her for evaluation. Collie  already has 4 sets of X-rays, in the past, to diagnose her.

The reason I object to $650 just for an X-ray is that the vet wanted to knock her out with anesthesia, then stabilize her with IV fluids, etc. That is totally a rip-off! An X-ray cost pennies worth of electricity. The X-ray film costs $1 a sheet.

It is not necessry to use anesthesia to position her. She is a trained, highly intelligent service dog who will do whatever you tell her. They refuse to let me handle her in the X-ray room. But vets and vet techs only know how to handle pet dogs; ones that are not trained. 

If you doubt what I just said then look up Cesar Millan's episodes of the Dog Whisperer where he teaches: 1) animal shelter workers, 2) a vet, and 3) a professional dog groomer in LA — how to handle dogs without sedation or restraints.

But people who only know "Pet" dogs do not understand! They insist on treating a working dog such as Collie as if it is a little moron that has to be knocked out with drugs and/or physically restrained.

The world is full of ignorant people who refuse to learn that they don't know or understand something. Even if you show them they try to explain it away.

You just cannot "teach old people new tricks!"

If anyone reading this wants to help Collie by financing her orthopedic evaluation and surgical treatment please email me. verne@matthewhenson.
rough collie - lassie type sable & white collie

If anyone reading this wants to help Collie by financing her orthopedic
evaluation and surgical treatment please email me
. verne@matthewhenson.

rough collie - lassie type sable & white collie
Suddenly they came upon a wedding in front of the Golden Gate Bridge
Collie was attracted to the happy energy of the wedding party.

Also she noticed they all smelled really good!
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That's not all!
Want to see Collie get kissed by a beautiful lady?
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