Rutger Went To The Horse Dentist!

Posted by F&S

Well, it turns out that our pal, Rutger, needed some dental work done this week.  He actually had to be transported to a special place for some dental surgery.  Poor guy.

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Hey Glue Squad!  Betsy has been telling us about Rutger's visit to the dentist this week.  The poor boy needed to have a tooth extracted!

1 Hey Glue Squad! Betsy has been telling us about Rutger's visit to the dentist this week. The poor boy needed to have a tooth extracted!

The operation was a complete success!  It was fairly quick and painless.  Betsy brought the tooth home to show us and Martha.  That tooth is huge!

2 The operation was a complete success! It was fairly quick and painless. Betsy brought the tooth home to show us and Martha. That tooth is huge!

The reason the tooth had to be removed is because somehow, Rutger got a cavity.  Over time food particles and bacteria settled into the cavity, causing discomfort and pain when he tried to chew his food.

3 The reason the tooth had to be removed is because somehow, Rutger got a cavity. Over time food particles and bacteria settled into the cavity, causing discomfort and pain when he tried to chew his food.

The surgery took three-and-a-half hours.  The nice horse dentist put the tooth in special liquid in this container and labeled it for us.

4 The surgery took three-and-a-half hours. The nice horse dentist put the tooth in special liquid in this container and labeled it for us.

And just one day after his oral surgery, our big friend Rutger is in great spirits!

5 And just one day after his oral surgery, our big friend Rutger is in great spirits!

Hey Rut!  When will you be able to eat solid food again?

6 Hey Rut! When will you be able to eat solid food again?

My dentist is amazing, girls!  After the surgery, he created a temporary plug to fit in the space where the tooth used to reside.  I'm eating as I normally did, but without any pain what-so-ever!

7 My dentist is amazing, girls! After the surgery, he created a temporary plug to fit in the space where the tooth used to reside. I'm eating as I normally did, but without any pain what-so-ever!

Amazing!  Oh look!  Betsy has some carrot slices.  Betsy, can you bring Rutger a couple?  We want to make sure he can eat comfortably.

8 Amazing! Oh look! Betsy has some carrot slices. Betsy, can you bring Rutger a couple? We want to make sure he can eat comfortably.

Thanks for your concern girls.  You're so good to me!  But next time, could you ask for the entire carrot?

9 Thanks for your concern girls. You're so good to me! But next time, could you ask for the entire carrot?

Comments (12)

  • Hello Girls, Rutger & all my Glue Squad Buddies,
    Before I comment, I must do some singing. The 23rd on Sunday is our tried and true good buddy, Rebel's birthday and I want to sing this...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BUDDY REBEL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.....and many more!! Could ya hear me Rebel, could ya, could ya? You are a great and special pal and buddy and I wish you a party and celebration that is the best ever!!!

    Now, for Rutger---as you on the Glue Squad know, I too have had dental work and it is important that you had a good dentist. I know you had the best, and I am glad you are eating and without pain now. I know those teeth can sure hurt if not in good order. Glad you got to keep the tooth too. Be sure and tell us how much you get from the tooth fairy. I bet horse teeth are at quite a premium.

    Have a GEM of a weekend all and stay warm and safe and do some butt vrooming.
    Love and licks,
    Ruby

  • Goodness Rutger...what big teeth you have! hahahaha
    Good Friday morning Francesca, Sharkey, Rutger and Glue Squad buddies!
    Rutger, did your dentist give you some of that happy gas? Did you put your tooth under your pillow and the tooth fairy stop by? What does the tooth fairy leave for a horse? Carrots? Apples? Certainly not sugar cubes? Hmmmmm.
    Hey Francesca, what is the writing on your sweater? First we thought it read "Rebel". We were wandering if it was Rebel's varsity sweater and you two are going steady? Then Maxie thought it read "Hazel". Huh??? Anyway....what does it really say?
    Boy did the wind blow through our place on earth last night! Whew! And it rained and rained. Our basement is a watery mess. And the yard is horrible. Yuckooo and poo!!!!
    Looks like we will be helping Dad with clean-up duty today. We will have to find some boots, that's for sure.
    Everyone have a wonderful weekend!
    Pugs and rainy kisses!
    Brutus and Max

  • Good Morning everyone,
    Early birthday wishes to our little buddy Rebel. His birthday is this Sunday. I hope the ducks show up for the party
    Poor Rutger, i know several horses and I never knew of any of them getting a tooth pulled. Good job Betsy. You were on the ball. Karen said a toothache hurts so it is good you caught it right away. I wish they would have taken pictures of the tooth being extracted and a picture of the horse dentist.
    Well, I have some bad news. I think Karen officially lost it. For weeks she has been complaining about all the snow and ice and how it is hard to walk outside and heavy snow on the roofs. Today she heard the weatherman say that if we have another inch of snow we will break a record for most snow in the month of February that has not been broken since 1914. Guess what? She wants it to snow so we break that record. And this is what I put up with. Oh me, oh my. Hehehehehe
    Have a great weekend everyone
    Love to all

  • Good Morning F & S

    Rutger you sure do have some big teeth! That tooth looks like the size of one of my ears :)

    Happy Birthday on Sunday Rebel I hope you have a great birthday and get lots of presents and treats.

    I have to tell you I'm not a happy camper this morning. Everyone got breakfast but me I have to go get an ultra sound. Mom made this appointment yesterday without telling me about it - nice way to end the week NOT!

    Have a great weekend everyone. I hear the weather is suppose to warm up and no white stuff is coming at least for a few days so enjoy it while you can :)

    Zoe

  • Morning Girls, Rutger, Betsy & Glue Squad Buddies - Happy Birthday Rebel. I hope you have a wonderful celebration.:) It's Friday once again, where do the weeks go? I bet Rutger is very happy to have that nasty tooth removed and now he can eat his food & treats with no pain. I sure hope the tooth fairy left him something really good. It was nice of both of you to keep Betsy company during this procedure. Maddox, Karen wants another inch of snow, is that what I hear? If Mom sends her a picture of what's left at our house, will that work??? hehe...We are suppose to get rain today and maybe more snow will disappear, yeah...No special plans for the weekend. Have a great weekend everyone.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, First of all I want to wish sweet Rebel a very Happy Birthday on Sunday and hope the weather is nice and you stay warm and safe! It's always fun to hear from you! It was so much fun to see you two sweet girls visiting with Betsy and Rutger after he had a tooth removed by the horse Dentist! Rutger looked so great after the tooth removal and he talked to you sweethearts so nicely! How fun to see Betsy give him some carrot slices and bet he loved them! Sure hope you have a safe weekend and be sure to hug GK for me again! Was so great to hear from Ruby, Brutus and Max, Maddox, Zoe, and Missy Chow again this morning! Will check back later and hope all of you buddies have a great weekend and stay warm and safe! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Good morning ladies,
    Wow, what a tooth! How did Betsy know? Did Rutger say "OWWIE" real loud one day? I think the tooth fairy should bring Rutger anything he wants. I'm sure he is feeling much better now.
    I get my teeth cleaned in May. I just to sleep and wake up with shiny, white teeth.
    Thanks for the birthday wishes everybody. I don't know what is happening on Sunday, but tomorrow we have a road trip. Papa is going to the Golf Show in Chicago and Mimi & me will visit with a dear friend. I like going to their house because they have windows that go all the way down to the floor and I can watch their neighbors Golden Retrievers run around. The neighbors have an invisible fence for the boys.
    Boy, was it windy last night! Lots of our snow melted yesterday I so I get in some snooping time at last.
    Zoe, do you have to sit still for the ultra-sound or do you get sleepy time tea to help you be still? Hope everything turns out okay.
    Karen, what to say.....I'm sure Maddox will enjoy the fresh snow.
    Have a great weekend everybody.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Hello all the GS buddies, Rutger and Betsy:
    Firstly, let us sing Happy Birthday to Rebel (early)! We sing in three part harmony, you should hear us when we think its time to go for a walk, Riley boy whines and cries, I bark up a storm and Miz Lu then adds her voice in. I'm the deepest, Miz Lu somewhat higher and Riley boy somewhere in the middle of us. What a racket! Anyways, back to the singing, Happy BD to you, Happy BD to you, Happy BD dear Rebel, Happy BD to you!
    Miz Lu has also had dental surgery back last September, after surgery she was a much happier dog, even though Riley boy never leaves her alone! The dentist thinks her teeth were weakened (or maybe even cracked) from playing Frisbee, she certainly is a champion player and oh boy, white dogs CAN jump!
    We got a monster rain storm last night, melted some of the snow, eavestroughs were overflowing cause they were already full of snow and ice, so far (touch wood, or Mom's head!) we have no water in the basement, lets hope we get none!
    Well gotta go, its Friday and very mild so far, we were all sitting outside by the fishpond, trying to see if our buddies the koi were getting up yet. Probably too early, best they stay in hibernation for a while longer yet. Have a great weekend everyone, be safe, be warm, be happy! Love and Beardie bounces Martha, Miz Lu and Riley boy.

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Boy what a week this has been. Early on Monday morning Daddy started to move some of the fallen tree limbs out of the yard. He had some help form three friends, but they worked for about five hours and didn’t get it all. Daddy said he could finish it when he had time. That pile really is big. The rest of the week Daddy, and Mommy, were gone most of the day. Today it’s raining and thunderstorms around. I’m glad the hole in the roof is patched; don’t know when the insurance company will repair the hole. It has been up into the high 70’s these past few days and is expected to be below freezing tonight. Such is springtime in the south; it’s still winter. Now if those thunderstorms don’t knock down those damaged trees I’ll be fine. Have a good, and safe, weekend all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • :-) Good Friday Morning everyone...the high wind has been howling since yesterday, accompanied by 45 degrees and snow-rain...right now it's snowing again! Karen you can have it! :-(
    Rutger I'm glad you had your tooth taken care out, it's no fun trying to chew hay and it all falls out of your mouth...did you loose any weight? I'm glad you're OK now.

    F&S that was nice of you to be concerned and visited Rutger..you're so good! ;-)
    Zoe I hope all will be good from your Ultra sound...
    A HAPPY SUNDAY BIRTHDAY for our cute REBEL...may your day be filled with lots of love, fun and treats! :-)

    Poor Kitty she thought with the warmer weather she could go out scouting, but with the wind she looks out the door and runs back in...same old ~ same old!

    Have a safe weekend everyone! :-)
    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Aw, poor Rutger!

    I'm glad the extraction was a success! Going to the dentist is never fun!

    Will you put your tooth under your hay pillow in hopes the Equine Fairy might bring you a trinket? :)

    A yucky weather day here in NH. Icy/Wintry Mix with a bit of rain.

    Happy Friday to all!
    gail

  • REBEL!!!!!! We are so sorry to have forgotten to wish you an early Happy Birthday!!!!!
    So Happy Early Birthday, Rebel!!!! And if you don't see this we will wish you a belated birthday on Monday.
    We hope you gets lots and lots of presents, cakes and treats!!
    Brutus and Max
    p.s. Karen, Brutus here, Mom and I are rooting for more snow too.....the weather geeks here say we also need another inch to break some record. Max and Dad are NOT wishing upon a flake! hehehehehe

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