Category Archives: Dog Video

Border Collie Herding Instinct Test — Clover Meets Goats

A couple of weeks ago, I drove Clover out to Valdemar Farm for her herding instinct test with our herding instructor Cathy Balliu. You can see the video highlights (and bloopers) below, but let's just…

Lilly Video Update – Feeling Better

We threw together a quick 90-second video, showing how Lilly is doing 2 weeks since her most recent setback and 5 days since the ER run to find out why she was feeling so lethargic.…

500 Days and Counting – Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

Friday, June 7, 2013, marks 500 days since Lilly received the ill-fated rabies vaccine that has forever changed all of our lives. Her widespread brain and spinal cord inflammation remains and requires numerous daily medications…

Video Update on Lilly’s Brain Inflammation

I don't much remember what life with Lilly was like before she got so sick with an adverse rabies vaccine reaction called meningoencephalomyelitis in January 2012. Taking care of her fills my days. Our world…

Canine Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Underwater Treadmills: Oh, My

It has been a ridiculous week in Lilly Town. Here is a quick recap of our efforts to help Lilly recover from a terrible bladder infection. It stems from her symptoms and treatment for rabies…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction: The Year in Pictures, Part 3

Over three days in early August 2012, Lilly went from a good, steady recovery to near death. Tired one day. Wobbly the next. Bordering on coma the next. Her adverse rabies vaccine reaction (massive brain…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction: The Year in Pictures, Part 2

In part 2 of our year in review, you can see how well and how quickly Lilly's first recovery went. Remember, at this point we assume Lilly will get better steadily and fully recover. Check…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction: The Year in Pictures, Part 1

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, marks the one year anniversary of the rabies vaccine that nearly killed Lilly, our canine heroine. This whole week, we will review the year in pictures (and video). It's a great…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Relapse Recovery – Sept 2012

You have our apologies for the lack of blog posts this week. Just too-too-too much going on with Lilly, with work, with my mom (who is terminally ill). Here is a little VIDEO recap of…

Update August 10 – Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse

Again, I’m mostly too tired to be coherent, but here is the top news about Lilly’s massive adverse rabies vaccine reaction relapse.

Adverse Dog Vaccine Reaction Setback and New Symptoms

If you'd asked me last Thursday night about Lilly, I would have extolled her recovery virtues. Friday morning, however, Lilly suffered another major setback in her quest to heal from vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation…

Border Collie Puppy Up for Adoption – Colorado!

This is Oreo -- the border collie puppy who went missing for 8 days in our canyon recently. She is currently being fostered by one of our neighbors and is up for adoption from Charlie's…

Squee Alert – Video – Border Collie Puppies

These tri-color, smooth coat border collie puppies were born at Valdemar Farm in Fort Lupton, Colorado (where we take herding lessons). The litter is jokingly known as "Big Head Todd and the Monsters."

Adverse Vaccine Reactions – Dog With Butter Butt Syndrome

Next up in our gallery of changes since Lilly developed meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) after an adverse vaccine reaction to a rabies vaccine is…

Lilly’s Brain Injury and Agility Outtakes

Monday, we showed you some agility highlights as Lilly recovers from her neurological troubles. Today, we prove that it isn't always pretty.

Lilly’s Brain Injury and Exaggerated Agility Style

At our last veterinary neurology appointment, Lilly got the OK to do agility and other more strenuous tasks so that her brain can start figuring out how to rewire certain movements. I convinced myself that…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction: Lilly’s New Noises

One of the weird outcomes from Lilly's ill-fated rabies vaccine that resulted in meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) is that Lilly now makes CRAZY, new noises. Observe.

Adverse Vaccine Reaction: Getting Stronger

Cue the sports-training-montage music from the movie Rocky. In recent days, Lilly has shown marked improvement in her strength and body control. We still remind her to be "careful" or to "go slow" on stairs,…

Nosebleeds and Puffed Cheeks – Lilly’s Recovery from Meningoencephalomyelitis

As the rampant inflammation slowly subsides, Lilly is getting fewer nosebleeds. Her nose is still all crusty and blocked, though. So, I had to share this video of her sleeping and trying to breathe.

Wish List: No Seizures, Full Recovery, and SLEEP

All of us at Chez Champion of My Heart remain in awe of the outpouring of love, support, and prayers in the wake of Lilly's near-death experience with meningoencephalomyelitis. We have one more request ...…

Recovery from Meningoencephalomyelitis – Lilly at Home

I'm sorry it took me so long to post a blog update. Lilly's hospital discharge on Sunday, February 5, 2012, took longer than expected, so we didn't get home until around dinnertime. All of us…

Lilly News: Slight Diagnosis Shift, More Seizure Activity

Words cannot convey the exhaustion all of us feel as Lilly remains hospitalized, with new symptoms cropping up each day this week (so far). Thursday (2/2) was another long day, so just a few pix…

Lilly Setbacks: Meningoencephalitis, Vomiting, and Seizures

We were prepared to share moderate news (not worse, not better) about Lilly from Wednesday afternoon (and we will below), but a crushing early morning call brought a report that Lilly began having seizures overnight.…