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Nothing seems simple with poor little Jingle.  We took her for her spaying yesterday.  I was so happy we received a call early to pick her up, but when I got there things happened…  The girl at the front desk told me, “Oh you are the one who has the dog in serious heat”.  My perplexed look at her and my aghast clearly sent a message something was wrong.  I proceeded to tell her what happened and that my dog could not be in heat.  She went and told the doctor, and much to my pleasure, the doctor performing surgeries that day was the same doctor we saw that horrible day at the ER vet.  She immediately knew who I was and came to speak with me.  She said there was so much blood that she was sure the dog was in heat, she didn’t realize it was Jingle.  Her uterus was not normal looking either.  As she explained, there are 2 “branches” to the uterus, on one side Jingle had an extra “branch”, it was an artery leading into her uterus that she had to tie off and on her other side she had a good size lump.  It was her belief she could never have had a viable puppy based on what she saw and that that was why what happened happened.

She told me to watch her gums to make sure they stayed pink and call her if there were any problems.  And just for fun, Jingle had poop stuck to her bum that she must have been sitting on in the cage.  Ten minutes later after a good cleaning we left.

She did not have a great night but we are still here this am. She still is not herself at all and does not want to go outside.  She has eaten breakfast and continue to drink water when we offer it to her (she is not going to get it on her own), but I feel we are moving forward.  We have an appointment to see our vet tomorrow due to a bald spots on her I wanted them to look at, so I know she will at least be checked over tomorrow, unless there is a reason we need to bring her in today.  She is resting comfortably, I am just concerned she doesn’t want to go “do her business”.  She has not tinkled or had a movement since yesterday.

We are missing obedience class tonight too, and let me tell you she needs this.  She is normally a sweet pup and listens fairly well in the house, but boy oh boy, once she is distracted she is another dog.  She cannot control herself.  She tries to attack other cars and my windshield wipers when we are driving, she can’t stand it when another dog is around and she is not playing with it, and it is as if I don’t exist anymore when these distractions happen.  Another issue for another day.  We are taking a short break on lessons until she is better.


My daughter dog sitting Jingle, they are watching TV together. She has been a good mommy to Jingle.




  1.    benny55 at January 15th, 2015 3:05 PM:

    Poor Jingles…and poor you!! You really have your hands full! I guess Prancer and Bailey wanted to make sure you were distracted enough that you didn’t have time to be too sad!

    I didnt get a chance to reply to you last blog, but I’m glad the vet confirmed for you the issues going on with her and also explained the real reason she could not have had a viable puppy.

    I would DEFINITELY call the vet if she doesn’t pee soon….pooping not as big a problem.

    Keeping all paws crossed that things are finally moving forward! PLEASE keep us updated!

    Se ding lots of @LOVE!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!


    •    baprance at January 15th, 2015 4:43 PM:

      I had to go to work this afternoon for a few hours and when I left the house she came running outside to try to catch me and stopped herself to tinkle, and tinkle, and tinkle. That was a relief. She is still really uncomfortable and sulky, but is at least resting. We see the vet tomorrow for her “bald spot” so she will be checked tomorrow too. She is able to lick at her wound for seconds only as we are keeping a close watch on her. She absolutely hates the cone and our t-shirts keep falling off her and my daughter’s aren’t long enough to cover her wound. Thanks for the support as always.


  2.    leland4 at January 15th, 2015 3:52 PM:

    All I can say is WOW!!! You and poor Jingle have been on a roller coaster of a ride!!!

    It sounds like you could use some wine (or beer) and LOTS of chocolate!!

    Sahana and her Angel Leland


    •    baprance at January 15th, 2015 4:35 PM:

      Sounds like a plan to me. 🙂


  3.    benny55 at January 16th, 2015 12:58 AM:


    Thanks for the update.

    I hope the rescue considers reimb you forcosts!


  4.    jerry at January 17th, 2015 5:20 AM:

    WHoooah. Just catching up on this today. How is she doing now? I hope things are well, keep us posted.


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