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,, on lucky dog...ay brandon: can you come? yeah, alright. no you run away. narrator: when treats aren't the trick for getting a german shepherd to pay attention her training becomes about toys. brandon: oh that got your attention didn't it? narrator: but preparing luna for a family that's had trouble with shepherds in the past isn't going to be all fun and games. brandon: alright, who did it? brandon: i'm brandon mcmillan and i've dedicated my life to saving the lonely, unwanted dogs that are living without hope. my mission is to make sure these amazing animals find
a purpose, a family and a place to call home. today one dog will be saved and one family will have a new best friend. this is lucky dog. brandon: give me a heel. narrator: it's training day for ajax. brandon: and we heel. narrator: this 5 month-old labradoodle is at the perfect age to begin obedience training. brandon: nice. narrator: with good work comes reward, in his case treats. brandon: there you go, good. go play, we're done for right now. narrator: the session ends not a moment too soon. brandon: yeah, we really are done. i gotta run buddy. come on. the east valley shelter just called me. they say they have about a 1 year-old german shepherd they found roaming the streets as a stray. from what they can tell she's very sweet, she loves dogs, loves people, the whole 9 yards. but the one thing they notice about her is she
has a lot of energy and dogs with a lot of energy don't do well in cages. they have the need to run and release that energy. if they can't do it, it actually changes their personality over time. so i'm gonna go down and adopt her and see what i can do for her. narrator: at the shelter luna is clearly excited to have a visitor. brandon: is that you? is that you? are you the one i heard about? are you the one i heard about? oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah. are you sweet? i think you are, i think you are, you've already answered that question. narratordon decis to meet with her on her own turf to get a better read. brandon: let me in, let me in. can i sit? oh my gosh. hi, hi...thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. i'm convinced. wanna go for a ride? yeah...i'll take that as a yes.
narrator: brandon is convinced enough to give luna her red training collar. brandon: i know, i know, i love you too, but guess what, you're still gonna be in training. those kisses don't work on me. actually they do. come on, let's go meet the pack. brandon: come on, come on, come on, lead the way. i know, it's exciting. i'm excited too. come on. make friends, make friends, there's plenty around here. welcome to the lucky dog ranch. go on, go play. narrator: luna proves adept at making friends, which is just the trait that one family is looking for. narrator: in murieta, california chris and mary cay find themselves with something of an empty nest. their two sons are grown and living out of the house while chris is often on the road for work. chris: my travel schedules take me out of town for generally 3 or 4 days a week.
so it's generally mary cay here on her own. may cay: i like to bake and i like to do embroidery and i try to go on a walk every day. we lost our dog bailey 2 years ago. i've just finally gotten to the point where i'm ready for another dog. it would be nice to have a companion, somebody to talk to, somebody to walk with, but somebody also to give my husband comfort knowing that i wasn't home alone. chris: just having that additional element in the house for safety but for companionship is really critical. narrator: what's critical for luna, meanwhile, is evaluating how she responds to the 7 common commands; sit, stay, down, come, off, heel and no. brandon: can you sit? good, nice. so i asked her to sit and she gives me a sit just for one second and then she gets up and walks away. then i bring her back to me and tell her to sit and go down...
do you go down? do you know a down? do you have any idea what i'm saying? do you come? yeah, alright... no, you run away. i noticed over and over her attention was not on me, it was pretty much everywhere else. i couldn't get focus out of this dog. narrator: but then brandon discovers just what luna is focused on. brandon: you just want to play. here, i got a better idea, come here. a lot of dogs are actually more toy-driven than they are food-driven, and luna is a prime example of this. she has major toy drive. believe it or not, it makes the process so much easier to train a dog when they're more toy-driven than food-driven, mainly because the more full their stomach gets the less they want to work because the less hungry they are. can you come? with toys, they never get tired of it. so the sky is the limit with this dog. narrator: coming up... chris: hi brandon. narrator: ...problems with a shepherd in the past could spell trouble for luna's training. mary cay: i don't wanna have to go through that again with a dog, it was excruciatingly painful.
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brandon: okay, show me again. narrator: luna, the 1 year-old german shepherd, responds better to toys than she does to treats. so brandon is using that toy drive to aid in her training. brandon: there you go, good. narrator: with a lot of love to give, luna just might be a match for recent empty nesters mary cay and chris. brandon: today i'll be doing a home visit of mary cay and chris to see if they're a good match for luna. they're a pretty active couple, they do a lot of stuff together; whether it's hiking, walking in parks, walking around the neighborhood.
chris: hi brandon? brandon: how are you? chris: good, come on in. brandon: so that makes them the idea candidate for a shepherd because shepherds tend to be active dogs. so what exactly are you looking for in a dog? mary cay: i am alone most of the time. brandon: yeah. mary cay: and while i don't mind that, it would be nice to have somebody to talk to, instead of just myself. i have a comfort level walking with a dog. it's also very difficult to walk without a dog because when i walk without bailey this happens. sorry. brandon: and then she told me about her old dog bailey which happened to be another shepherd, but a much different kind; a belgian shepherd, a malinois. do you know about mals? do you know the history of them and what they're traditionally bred for? a lot of people don't realize that malinois can be a very difficult breed to handle, mainly because they are basically bred for work. mary cay: she was very powerful, very strong dog.
i had trouble walking her. trying to teach her to heel...i tried using the technique where you turn each time but i was doing it as she pulled, so she never learned to not pull me. and my sons had walked her before i had and they're much taller than i am and take longer strides so they walked faster and she wanted to keep walking that fast. and it ended up that she injured my shoulder and i was in physical therapy for a year and a half. i don't want to have to go through that again with a dog, it was excruciatingly painful. brandon: everything mary cay just told me sent one big red flag right up the flag pole. she basically wants a dog much like her old dog, and even though a german shepherd is much different than a belgian shepherd, it does have the ability to do the same thing to her arm that her old dog did. i'll just lay the facts down, any dog potentially can pull. no matter what you get it's all on you as far as your handling skills.
i've seen the best trained dogs in the world go to people that do not know how to handle that dog and suddenly it looks like the dog is out of control and it was never trained at all. you have to be a handler, not a trainer. i can train the dog... mary cay: okay. brandon: you have to learn how to handle it. having said that, i do have a very good dog that i recently rescued. she is a german shepherd. she's about a year old so she is an adolescent, which is a perfect time to start training right now. but as we all know, adolescents are like 13 year-old kids; 13 year-old kids like to get into trouble. that's my only concern is giving a dog to you that's in that adolescent state of mind. because the last thing i want to do is give you a dog that repeats the past. there's two main things that i'm riding on right now; number one, can i train luna to the point where i feel it's safe to give her to mary cay? and number two, can i train mary cay well enough to understand how to handle a dog like luna? if i can't accomplish those two things i might
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narrator: luna's perspective new family is eager for a canine companion. but since mary cay's last shepherd injured her shoulder it's essential that luna be properly trained in the basics. brandon: come here, all the way. good. with me....perfect. narrator: progress is slow but steady and it's enough for luna to earn some play time with a friend. brandon: i took luna down to the training yard for some free time. there's no toys down here, i'll be right back.
and i ran back upstairs to grab a few toys. and in that 90 seconds that i was gone suddenly the yard looked like swiss cheese. alright, who did it? huh? who's guilty? and there actually is one way to find out. the entire ranch is hooked up with a security system and there happens to be a camera facing right in the area where they dug. so it's time to review the footage. and the culprit is...luna. she starts digging one hole and then a second hole and then finally a third hole until she sees me come around the corner and pretends like nothing ever happened. this is a common problem for dogs all over the world, especially young dogs. a lot of young dogs love digging, they just love making a mess. this could potentially be a problem for her new family because nobody wants a dog digging holes in their big, beautiful backyard. so it's time to train this issue out of her system once and for all.
and the way you do it is with a little bit of their own waste. most dogs smell dog waste and don't want anything to do with it. so i take a scoop and simply put it in the hole that she started digging. from there i lightly cover it up. i do this to all three holes. and from there i simply watch the magic happen. lo and behold she runs right back up to the hole that she was digging but she took one sniff inside, dipped her paw barely in and realized "uh uh, i'm not touching that." all this does for a dog is make the game not so fun anymore. when they go to dig a hole again they remember there was something inside of that hole they did not want to touch. problem solved. luna? what's this? this is better than a hole, trust me. go get it! there you go. narrator: coming up, while luna makes progress with her training outdoors, a new problem emerges inside the house. brandon: i see someone's a counter surfer.
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you can help a child from a low income community achieve the dream of a higher education. visit: cbs cares. narrator: being an adolescent, luna is a fast learner. but she's got a nose for trouble. yesterday she was digging holes and today she appears to have her sight set on the kitchen. [sound of bowls dropping on floor] brandon: i run in the kitchen and lo and behold... i see someone's a counter surfer. there's the pot on the tile floor with luna licking the edge of it. she is a counter surfer. and although everything is safe in my kitchen i can't be too sure that everything will be safe in
the new family's home that she's going to. narrator: and because mary cay is an avid baker it's imperative that luna learn proper kitchen manners. brandon: the way i'll be training this is with two of my favorite tools; the spy cams and the notorious penny bottle. when i set the spy cams up it'll convince luna that she's all alone in the room. little does she know that i'm viewing the monitor one room over. i also have the penny bottle in my hand. lo and behold, what does she do, she gets her paws on the countertop looking for more fun stuff to get into. the moment i see this i break into the room with the penny bottle, give it a nice firm shake. ah, ah, ah.... off, i see you. she instantly pulls her paws off the counter. so time and again i time it perfectly where i break in the room and shake it, startling her off the countertops until eventually she's doing very well. but i know that she knows that i'm just in the next room over so i'm gonna take this to the next
level. so i jump in my truck and i drive all the way down the street and i'm watching. but what does she do, she jumps back on the countertop. it's time to use a little bit of technology to put the odds back in my favor. so i pull out a device that actually has a motion and a vibration sensor on it and when it's triggered it sets off an alarm. i place both devices in key areas on the countertops and i get back in my truck, drive down the street and once again start viewing the monitor. what does she do, she puts her feet on the countertops. but this alarm startles her and she jumps back down. what this does is it makes the game not so fun for her anymore; effectively and potentially one day saving her life. narrator: coming up... brandon: if i don't like what i see here the deal might have to be off. narrator: it will all come down to mary cay to determine luna's future.
lubut my back pain was making it hard to sleep and open up on time. then i found aleve pm. the only one to combine a safe sleep aid plus the 12 hour pain relieving strength of aleve. now i'm back. aleve pm for a better am. narrator: 1 year-old german shepherd luna is a bundle of energy but through her training she has mastered the 7 common commands and is hitting her stride with brandon. he eventually takes her out on the town to make sure that luna won't pull in public settings. man: how you doing? brandon: how are ya? come on, come on. narrator: finally after taking luna on walks in the park and on hiking trails, brandon feels that luna's one-on-one training is complete. now it's time to see if that behavior can carry over to her prospective new family. brandon: today's a big day for not only mary cay and chris but also for luna because it's the day they
get to form a new family. hey, how are you? mary cay: oh my gosh. hello... brandon: somebody wants to join the family. i could see it in mary cay's eyes right away that this was what she'd been missing in her life. chris: oh thank you for the kisses. mary cay: such a sweetheart. oh, you're beautiful. chris: hey luna. hi. mary cay: it was very exciting. 'cause i wasn't expecting her. chris: she's so beautiful. brandon: she is great...she is great. mary cay: yeah, what a sweetheart. chris: such a wonderful disposition. brandon: yeah. but i had to remind mary cay that the deal is not totally sealed yet. mary cay: i see she still has her red collar on. brandon: what color should it be? mary cay: green. brandon: there's only one way to get it there. because of her history with her old dog she has to prove to me that she has what it takes to handle a shepherd. brandon: training a dog is only half the battle.
training the human is the other half. the first thing i want to show you is just basic leash techniques. whenever i'm walking her i don't have the leash like this, i don't have the leash like this; i have it like this. now i can slip the collar higher on the neck under the jaw and behind the ears. that's the smallest part of the dog's neck and lo and behold it also holds the dog's head higher. the higher that head is the more control you're gonna have. i wanted to make sure that mary cay understood the heel command because her old dog injured her arm because it did not have a good heel command. when i walk her i'm gonna say the word "heel" and you'll notice little corrections. safety comes first before anything and if i do not feel the new handler has the skills to safely handle their new dog i can't in good faith release the dog. alright, so try that. if i don't like what i see here the deal might have to be off. mary cay: luna, heel.
come on. brandon: now stop, pull back. there you go. very light. and take a few steps... mary cay: luna, heel. brandon: she's still looking for me, it's fine. narrator: after weeks of training with brandon it takes some time for luna to turn her attention toward mary cay. brandon: there you go. now show her the treat. mary cay: good girl. brandon: and then say "heel" and turn clockwise. mary cay: heel. narrator: but after a long and thorough training session... brandon: there you go, just like that. narrator: ...luna is now following mary cay's every command, proving that the student has now become the teacher. brandon: perfect, and give her a treat. mary cay: good girl. oh what a good girl. brandon: nice, nice, nice. and at that point i'd seen enough. open that up. brandon: put it on her. narrator: luna has earned her green graduation collar and that's not only a victory for her, but for her new family as well. mary cay: i don't know how to explain how huge a gift this is. chris: it just makes me warm inside seeing how
happy mary cay is having a dog that we both love and one that she's comfortable with. mary cay: she's a very special dog and is going to be a huge part of our family. i just don't know how to say thank you enough. brandon: alright luna, take care of yourself. luna lost her home and her family while mary cay's loss was her beloved dog. now new memories can be made for years to come, filled with adventure, happiness and most importantly love. mary cay: kisses? chris: you got kisses? brandon: from hopeless to a home, that's my mission one dog at a time.
narrator: on this episode of dr. chris pet vet... jess: big cuddles. narrator: ... 2 year-old boris s running out of time. jess: if i don't do anything he will get to the point where he will just be very sick. narrator: radical surgery is his only chance. chris: the situation has now become so desperate. it's only the second time in the world it's ever been performed. jess: so basically you're my last hope. chris: there's no pressure. jess: no pressure. narrator: and then, a tiny bird has something stuck in its throat, but can tim catch him before it's too late? tim: that's him, that's him. chris: i've loved animals my entire life.
today i'm a passionate veterinarian dedicating myself to the care of all animals. i'm dr. chris and these are the stories of my life as a pet vet. chris: i'm on my way out to newcastle to see the family but before i get up there i really wanted to make a special stop-off. i got a letter from a girl called jess who's got a dog who's not even 2 years old yet called boris. he's had some really serious troubles. she sounds pretty desperate so i'm really hoping i can help out in some way. chris: hey big guy. we're getting to know each other are we? huh? narrator: boris was born with a cleft palate; a genetic deformity which leaves a life-threatening hole between the roof of his mouth and the softer palate behind it. chris: is it true, are you a tough guy? you've had to be a tough guy haven't you? narrator: vet nurse jess warby stepped in to try and save boris's life. jess: it was quite stressful. a lot of us didn't know if he would survive. we had to put a tube into his stomach every 2 hours
to inject milk to feed him and it was touch and go. chris: it's okay buddy, it's okay. he would've had quite a few infections i'd imagine along the way. jess: yeah, he gets them quite regularly. chris: just from the food pushing up through his nasal cavity and carrying bugs. jess: yeah. narrator: in his short life boris has endured seven operations. jess: he's had ear cartilage harvested to try and fix the hole; that didn't work. he's had a plate fashioned, like holes drilled in his gums, and that also didn't work. chris: oh wow, okay. jess: if i don't do anything he will get to the point where he will just be very sick, which is really scary for me. good boy, good boy, good boy. narrator: chris will now arrange for jess and boris to meet with surgeon andrew marchevski at sash. jess: so basically you're my last hope. chris: there's no pressure. jess: no pressure. no pressure at all.
jess: very excited aren't you? yes. narrator: jess has arrived at sash to find out boris's fate. the staffy was born with an extreme cleft palate and constant infections are life-threatening. jeff: one way or the other i'm gonna know which way it's gonna go. so...scared. scared in case it's not good news. he's my life. narrator: surgeon andrew marchevski and dental expert nadine fiani are the team in charge of boris's future. nadine: wow, it's quite the hole. narrator: 3-d scans show boris's condition is much worse than anybody expected. andrew: he's got a loss of bone basically from his nose all the way down to the back of his throat. but it's actually probably about twice the size of the actual hole that we can see.
we're gonna have to be creative and radical to try and get this closed. we're gonna give it a red-hot go. nadine: in all honesty i think what we could do is actually extract these... andrew: take these out. nadine: take them out. take them right out. once that all heals it'll allow us to have an extra centimeter of tissue that we can close up with, and a centimeter goes a really long way in the mouth. andrew: well, i think we can do something. jess: you do? really? andrew: yeah. it's not gonna be easy. jess: okay. andrew: and it's gonna take a while. jess: okay. andrew: and it's not gonna be one procedure. jess: okay. andrew: i think we can do it. jess: you think you can do it? andrew: i think we can do it. jess: well that was more than i was expecting to hear. andrew: i've got to tread very carefully with this because jess has come here with high hopes and low expectations and i don't want to give her false hope. it's nice to get an opportunity to fix something as bad as this.
jess: you say that now, you don't know what you're getting into. thank you so much. andrew: alright jess. jess: thank you. andrew: this is his last chance. if we can't do this now it's not gonna get done. so yeah, it's gotta be tough. narrator: coming up on dr. chris pet vet, chris lends a helping hand... chris: who wants to buy a raffle ticket? i'm already going here... narrator: to help jess pay for boris's surgery. chris: hey boris, it's a big day buddy, a big fund-raising day. narrator: and then, this clever cormorant is giving tim the runaround. tim: there he goes cameron, straight down. as soon as they see the net. i'm bushed! i've been on my feel alyea me too. excuse me...coming through! ride the gel wave of comfort with dr. scholls massaging gel insoles. they're proven to give you comfort. which helps you feel more energized ...all day long.
i want what he has. plumping surface cells for a dramatic transformation... ...without the need for fillers. with olay, you age less. so you can be ageless. olay ageless. of bad breath germs. this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth. just ask listerine® users. the very people we studied in the study of bold. people who are statistically more likely to stand up to a bully. do a yoga handstand. and be in a magician's act. listerine® kills 99% of bad breath germs so you can feel 100% in life. bring out the bold™. go to boldpercent.com to join the bold percent for the chance to win a trip of a lifetime. that's why i bought six of you... for when you stretch out. i want you to stay this bright blue forever... that's why you will stay in this drawer... forever. i can't live without you. and that's why i will never, ever wash you.
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oh, what a relief it is! chris: i've had a call from jess and it's great news, she's gonna go ahead with boris's surgery. it's a big decision. they just need to raise so much money and that's why i'm heading up to see them again today. they've got their local doggy-day-out on and i'm hoping i can lend a hand with some of the fundraising. should be fun.
woman: need money for boris to have an operation. jess: they're a dollar each or six for $5 dollars. narrator: at the park jess is hard at work selling raffle tickets. chris: hey boris, it's a big day buddy. a big fundraising day. raising money with kisses, is that what you're doing? is that what you're doing? is it? narrator: boris is running out of time. but $6,000 dollars needs to be raised to pay for his cleft palate operations. jess: hopefully everyone understands it's for him and he can stay with me forever then. instead of just a short time. chris: who wants to buy a raffle ticket? yep? i'm already...already going here. jess: a dollar each or six for $5 dollars. yeah, i'll get you some change. [crowd clapping] jess: happy birthday boris. chris: happy birthday boris. narrator: there is another reason to celebrate today; it's boris's 2nd birthday. chris: hip hip... crowd: hurray! chris: hip hip... crowd: hurray! chris: hip hip... crowd: hurray! narrator: and right now he has no idea what lies ahead. [crowd clapping]
jess: look at him go. chris: it's been a massive challenge for jess to bring up a dog like boris. but to now try to raise money? she's doing well so far but it's not over yet. chris: yes, and i will eat more cake. that's enough boris. ♪ music tim: bit of a dramatic morning. i've just had a call from one of the keepers and cameron our cormorant got himself in a bit of strife. it looks like we might have to catch him. never a dull day at the reptile park. narrator: the tiny bird seems to have something stuck in his throat. tim: he's uncomfortable and we can see a big lump in his neck. the longer it stays in there the more dangerous it is, and quite genuinely he could die. oh, there goes cameron, straight down. soon as they see the net. narrator: but tim knows catching the elusive cameron is going to be a challenge. tim: where are you cameron. narrator: especially since he shares the pond with
his look-alike brother craig. tim: where's your brother? it's time for calling in the reinforcements and it looks like we're all gonna get wet. trev, can you come down to the turtle pond? your man cameron has given me the slip. can't see him anywhere so i need help mate. and can you grab jules too please? man: yeah can do, will be down shortly. tim: there's probably gonna have to be one person that's spotting cameron because they go underwater in one spot and then they pop up 10 meters somewhere else. so we'll have a spotter and two of us will get in the water and we'll actually work together and try and corral him to one end of the pond to make it a bit easier to get him. woman: is that crocodile real? tim: that one? no. they thought the crocodile was real. and we're about to go swimming with him. look out trev, don't worry about the sticks and mud. so jules, he's got a silver band. jules: alright. tim: okay? and his brother craig's got a yellow band. jules: there's one at this end. tim: yeah? jules: yeah.
tim: just one? jules: yeah. i've only seen the one. tim: that's him. missed him. oh, it's slipper mate. there's about this much sludge and it stinks. look, it's bubbling. jules: he's onto us. tim: you know they've gone by because there's this little mud plume where the bird has been. it's not an easy task to catch a cormorant. there he goes. narrator: coming up on dr. chris pet vet... tim: the birds are just giving us the slip. narrator: ...can the keepers finally capture cameron the cormorant? tim: that's him, that's him. okay, he's up under the bridge. narrator: but first, boris goes under the knife for the first of many operations. andrew: if this fails we're done; we can't do anything else. ito become dangerous.d for an everyday item
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andrew: hi, how are you? jess: oh hi andrew. andrew: hi boris. who's a good boy? hello. narrator: it's finally time for the first of boris's radical operations. jess: a little bit scared to get my hopes up too high and get my heart broken again. okay, you be a good boy. andrew: alright jess, you be brave too. jess: okay, thank you. andrew: come on boris. jess: bye. andrew: good boy, oh i'm happy to leave. come on. andrew: what we're seeing is the tip of the iceberg. the actual real hole is probably twice that size 'cause there's no bone underneath this which there should be. narrator: dental surgeon, nadine fiani, is heading the revolutionary procedure. nadine: we are going to take the teeth away in order to give ourselves as much tissue to be able to close that hole off. and at the moment it's really the teeth that are standing in our way. andrew: these teeth are perfectly healthy and so
they're in there rock-solid. narrator: boris's smile may never be the same. but he's been left with enough teeth to be able to eat normally. nadine: i am absolutely thrilled with how everything went today. they were definitely difficult extractions but i think we got everything out and we managed to conserve as much bone as possible. and that's the most important thing 'cause that's going to be our scaffold next time. andrew: basically we've done half the job now. the really important part is what we've gotta do in a few weeks' time and that's actually close the hole. after you. puts a bit of pressure on because it's not fixed yet. i'm sure jess knows this is her last crack at it and it's boris's last crack at it as well. jess: bubba! andrew: hi boris. jess: hello. andrew: wanna say hello to your mum? come on, out you come. jess: oh, bubba. yeah, a month to wait. one more procedure. andrew: if this fails we're done. we can't do anything else. jess: oh, good boy.
tim: there he goes. okay, well let's hope that that's craig and let's keep trying to get cameron in here. narrator: at the local reptile park tim and trevor are no closer to catching cameron the cormorant. tim: that's him, that's him. narrator: the little bird has swallowed something that has caused dangerous swelling in his throat. tim: there's a lump that wasn't there a day ago. so it's a real worry because anything stuck in their throat - let's say we feed him - that food might get stuck as well and simply he could choke. narrator: after 30 minutes the fast-moving cameron is still giving tim the runaround. tim: there's one, look! they dive underwater and hide. it's not an easy task to catch a cormorant. okay, he's up under the bridge.
tim: okay, he's back in the water. they're very quick swimmers and that makes it really difficult. jules: he's onto us. tim: the birds are just giving us the slip. there he is. gotcha mate. hey buddy, hey, hey, hey. ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow. trev: that's yellow band. tim: that's craig. ow mate. not our bird. narrator: once again cameron has managed to avoid capture. jules: back on the other side of the bridge. tim: i see him, i see him, i see him, he's still in there mate. would you jump over the other side? that's him. that's him, that's him. tim: hey, settle down mate. ah, straightaway i can feel it. look at that. geez that must be hurting him. look at it, there it is.
trev: yep. tim: okay, let's get him up. as much as we pick up every speck of rubbish that's around the place there's stuff that might filter through with the water that's being dropped and it could be anything from, you know, a chick packet to a dummy. narrator: cameron is now heading to the medical room. the object needs to be removed urgently. tim: just put him right down in the bottom so he doesn't fall. there you go mate. right up, let's get him straight at the top. you guys grab that stuff? jules: yeah. tim: whatever it is in there could be penetrating through his tissue and that in itself could cause infection. and yeah, it's not a good result if we don't get it out. jules: oh you guys stink. tim: no more biting. one of you want to hold him that way for me please? i can feel, it's actually got bends in it. best case scenario, this just comes straight out and it's easy. otherwise we've gotta take him down to the vet, knock him out which has its own risks, and it's quite an elaborate procedure. i can't see what it is. the view down that throat is not that nice. but to prevent them from swallowing water and
everything else their throat actually closes. so, you know, we're talking a fair distance there now. sorry mate, that can't be nice. the worst case scenario is that it's rupturing something inside. now if that happens he's not gonna eat, he's gonna feel good, there's gonna be big problems. a little bit more. just hold the tweezers there, i'm gonna try and slip it over the end. jules: oh yeah, i can feel it. tim: yep, up you come. keep coming, keep coming. nope, nope, that's it. down again. jules: lost it. lost it. narrator: it's a delicate procedure and after 10 minutes the team is no closer to extracting the mystery object. tim: that's it, down, down, keep him open. jules: lost it. tim: hang in there mate. just want to feel again. sorry little buddy. there it is, there it is, grab it. there you go. jules: a straw. tim: there you go mate. there you go. wow. jules: well that must feel good to get it out. tim: how are ya mate?
sorry about that cameron. that must feel good buddy. as that straw was coming up his neck i could feel it running by my fingers and it come out. a big sigh of relief. can you imagine that inside me - i mean i wouldn't be alive. they don't give much away the little animals, that's why they need good care. hey, look at him waiting. jules: i wonder if he knows that he's coming back. tim: here he is. okay mate, you ready? off you go, back to your brother. there you go, there you go buddy. off you go. narrator: after the break... jess: you're pretty keen. narrator: ...boris returns to sash for his last surgery. chris: this is the hardest operation, the trickiest operation. how about a country dinner ♪ it's time to create.... ♪ youuuuur country dinner plate... ♪
when children battle depression or anxiety, do you know what to do? start reaching out by visiting activeminds.org. cbs cares. start reaching out by visiting activeminds.org. jess: you're pretty keen. chris: hello. jess: hi. chris: how are you? jess: good, how are you? chris: good to see you. jess: good to see you again. chris: this should be the last time. jess: i hope so. no offense. narrator: it's been three weeks since boris had 10 teeth removed in readiness for today's final and most
important surgery. jess: last night in bed i might've had a few little dark thoughts about the what if and if something goes wrong. but we've fought too hard and he's fought his whole life. so he's here against all odds. chris: come on buddy. jess: bye bubba. no, you need to go. chris: you gotta go buddy. come on. jess: be good. chris: come boris. jess: be good. chris: come on. narrator: this is the last chance to fix the dangerous hole in his mouth. chris: the tricky thing about today is that it's not like 95 percent of the work has been done and we're almost there, this is the hardest operation, the trickiest operation. andrew: nadine kept it quite quiet that this hasn't been done very often. didn't ya? nadine: i did, yeah. sorry, i just...i'm quite nervous about it. chris: boris has had so many different operations. the situation has now become so desperate we're having to do an operation and it's only the second time in the world. andrew: and just kind of mind all that tissue so we can then just flip it across.
narrator: the surgery is slow and painstaking. after a marathon 4 hours it's finally complete. andrew: we're done. chris: hello. jess: hello. chris: how are you? jess: i'm good. chris: you know you were hoping for a good result? jess: yeah. chris: you just got it. jess: oh are you serious? how good of a result? are you serious? chris: yeah. it's gone really well. jess: really? chris: yeah, really well. jess: there was plenty of tissue? chris: yeah. it's taken a lot of work from a lot of people to get to this moment but honestly the only thanks any of us needed was to see jess's face. jess: oh, i can't believe it's all done. it's all done, it's all over and it's good. bubba! oh darling. oh, you look sore.
chris: he looks tired doesn't he? you just can't forget it's been such a long and a really tough journey to get to this point. even though jess wasn't in that surgery today it was her that fixed boris. she saw something in him from the start that was worth saving. she wouldn't take no for an answer. today she got her reward. narrator: two months later boris is fully recovered and the ordeal is finally over for jess. jess: go get it. i think he's better looking now. now he's got the fangs out, it makes him look tougher. i know, oh i know, oh i know. it's done, he's fixed. now we can just relax and just enjoy life. but my back pain was making it hard to sleep and open up on time. then i found aleve pm. the only one to combine a safe sleep aid plus the 12 hour pain relieving strength of aleve.
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