Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Co
Hello from Colorado Springs, Co
Hi, Maverick & I are new to the site. Maverick is my 4 yr old black and tan GSD,I was there to witness the birthplace of the entire litter,which ended up 4 female & 4 male. I spent the next 6 wks going back and forth between 2 of the black male pups. I finally choosemy boy & brought him home at 7 wks. It has been a grand adventure from limping randomly on each leg starting at about 12 wks until about 1 1/2 yrs- Turned out the dad dog had history of bone lesions which passed along to most of the pups, Mav has outgrown this though it may become a issue in old age. He also tripped up chasing a jack rabbit last summer & ended up with a twist fracture to his front left elbow, 2 surgeries a plate& 9 screws later he's back to himself again. Most recently he devolped allergies to the grass and or weeds probably in the fields where we walk and ended up with a shot for relief , the vet said it may or may not reappear. My biggest worry is in January of this yr it was determined that he has Pannus, He learned within the first week "all the way" which is flat on his side so I can put the drops in his eyes, he is a pro at this now. Anyway that is a short version of our life together so far. I welcome any feed back on the pannus issue and making his quality of life the best that I can when or if he goes blind from this.
Maverick & His mom