Seattle Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Doodle Romps Monthly Meetup

  • March 9, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Meetup begins at 11:00 AM in Magnuson Park, in the area behind the small dog enclosure. When entering through the main entrance, walk across the bridge and turn right. We often go down to the water after playing on the field--especially if it is a hot day. Due to other obligations (or just sleeping in), the 11:00 AM group may be quite small. Please don't despair--We generally have 18-35 dogs over the course of the next hour and a half--just not all at once. If you arrive a little late and we're not on the field, we're probably down by the water. To get there, go back past the bridge (don't cross it) and follow the trail for about 1/2 mile down to the water.

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  • Furry B.

    Becky - Thanks for the information on cold/limber tail. The ER Vet mentioned this (also called "swimmers tail"`and is often seen in Labs) but dismissed it due to the location on the tail where the paralysis started as well as Lucy's age (1 yr) and great health and fitness otherwise. Luckily she seems to have recovered after a few days of pain medication and restricted activity. Lucy likes the rough and tumble play in the group and prefers engaging bigger dogs. This time she got involved with a pack of larger doodles where she ended up on the bottom of a dog pile.

    March 18, 2013

  • candace b.

    Lucy wasn't the only one to have an incident at the last romp. Mike was attacked by a bull mastiff just as we were leaving. Casey and Mike were on their leashes when a guy came up with his mastiff, also on a leash. We talked for a moment when the mastiff owner released his dog and immediately he attacked Mike. Fortunately we had Mike on his leash because I hate to think what would have happened if we hadn't had some controll over the situation. The mastiff grabbed Mike by the neck and pulled him to the ground. The mastiff owner did nothing to get his dog under controll. It was left to Kurt and I to try and get the other guys dog off Mike. After several minutes Kurt was finally able to pull the mastiff off Mike and pin him to the ground (after being bitten) when the owner finally came over and put his dog back on his leash. He said his dog had never done anything like that before, we don't believe it. Fortunately Mike was fine, just very upset. We will also be more vigilant.

    March 17, 2013

  • Becky

    This may be what we call cold tail"or limber tail. Two of my dogs had this in their life time, one after a swim, the other after a heavy day of play and fetch. This can happen when dogs swim or have heavy exercise or play, especially in cold weather. Here is some information on cold tail. Not sure Lucy had this but sounds familiar. The syndrome seems to be caused by muscle injury possibly brought on by overexertion, says Janet Steiss, DVM, PhD, PT. Steiss is an associate professor at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and coauthor of the 1999 study on limber tail that pinpointed the nature of the muscle damage. There are a few different factors that seem to be linked to limber tail. Overexertion seems to be a common precursor, especially if an animal is thrown into excessive exercise when he or she is not in good condition. Here is the entire article on cold tail:
    http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/8_1/features/15685-1.html
    I'm sure Lucy will find her wag soon!

    March 17, 2013

  • Furry B.

    David - we did not mean to be vague. We posted the note for awareness of that there was an injury during the romp and as a reminder to everyone to be vigilant when their dog is playing.
    Lucy's injury occurred during play with the other doodles - she yelped after ending up on her back on the bottom of a group of dogs. As soon as she was able, she came running back to us. After taking drink she started trotting a bit and that is when we noticed her tail was hanging with no muscle tone. She is doing fine now.

    March 16, 2013

  • David M.

    Lucy's injury was a result of running into a tree? Having a seizure in her tail? Or being mauled by a vicious labradoodle? Sorry your post is a little vague and not sure appropriate if your intentions are to entice people to come join the fun or possibly it's fitting if your intentions are to deter people.

    March 10, 2013

  • Furry B.

    Lucy had fun but we ended up heading to the emergency animal hospital on Lake City about 2/3rds through the Romp. Lucy had sustained a non-critical injury to her tail that resulted in its short term paralysis and being put on pain medication for a few days. Her tail seems to be coming back but next time we are at the Romp we will monitor her activity much more closely.

    March 10, 2013

  • Melanie H.

    It was Rooney's first time. He LOVED it! I will definitely go to future romps!

    2 · March 9, 2013

  • bob, diane, baker & o.

    This was our first romp since last fall...Oskar romped for the first time & they both loved it!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • David M.

    Sophie is a 12 pound doodle and she LOVES coming to this! See you soon.

    March 9, 2013

  • Hilah S.

    I hear some of you talking about dog weight. Will a 9yo, 26-lb "medium" Labradoodle be able to find sim. size play pals in this group?

    March 6, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Yes - there are doodles of all sizes and ages

      March 8, 2013

  • Jeanne R.

    I hear she is too young to come, maybe later. :(. She is only 27 lbs now

    February 25, 2013

    • Jeanne R.

      She had her shots, no more for a long time

      February 28, 2013

    • Jeanne R.

      Tx

      February 28, 2013

  • Jeanne R.

    Is my puppy too young to bring? 25 lbs, 14 weeks?

    February 25, 2013

    • Cynthia

      For me, I think 14 weeks is too young to bring to the dog park - I would wait until he/she is 6 mos or older. Play can get rough and even my 9 mo still gets rolled occasionally

      1 · February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    + 2 Doods :)

    January 25, 2013

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