Ken, no kennels. The young ones have wire crates in our bedroom for when we're gone, and at night until they earn our trust. Right now, all 9 are loose in the bedroom at night. The oldsters are loose all the time.
These guys are our kids, they are our companions, and I couldn't imagine leaving a dog outside anymore. And yes, they do keep you warm on a winter's night!
What is Alemeda East? We have talked to the "big" vet Specialists in Dallas/Colleyville. It was this group that removed a kidney from one of our dogs a few years ago. Evidently this is pretty specialized stuff, and no one locally will tackle it. It could be open heart surgery, or it could be something that is inserted into the heart through one of the veins, or it may not be operable at all. That is what the DR. from A&M that comes up once a month that we missed because of the bad weather, will tell us next week. Right now Jules is in her normal position, under my computer chair as I type! Jim.
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