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It's March, the hares are out and Meg is up to all her old tricks. Don't worry, she's never caught one – they can run at over 40 mph – but for a raggedy three-legged mutt, you have to admit, she's not doing badly...

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PS She'd be a good deal more aerodynamic without those bloomers slowing her down, just saying...

Meg, Mutt, aged around 8, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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oooooh! Run rabbit! Run!! That looks reaaaally close! Wow!

(and nope, I think I disagree: I'm sure I see bloomers on that hare, so if he got away and I assume he did??? then there goes the theory about the bloomers...unless that's just one big-butted bunny...)

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WOW !Go Meg IMPRESSIVE, MEGASTAR she is!clapWho needs 4 legs anyway! GREAT PICS!

Although I have to say Im glad the hare got away, but wow that was really really close. 👀 Has she caught one before? I cheer for the hares ,rabbits , bunnies here, they are so low on the food chain. We do not see very many .Everyone eats them up.

I agree with Tina LOL I think the bloomers catch the wind and propel Meg💨

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MEG!!!! MEEEEEEGGGGG!!!! You HAVE heard of The Easter Bunny, right?:-) Of course you have and that is exzctly why you let that bunny get away! 🙂 Clearly he is an "Easter Bunny Elf" and is much needed to help hide the eggs and candy. Yes Meg, the Easter Bunny lays eggs!! 🙂

Yep, I agree with Tina. Once you saw those bunny bloomers you knew you had a kindred Spirit in your presence and thst is why you let it go 🙂 Bunny bloomers rock.......and save lives!! 🙂

And yes Meg, seeing you run lickety- split full speed ahead is a beautiful sight! 🙂 🙂 To see you living lofe to the fullest aextent d to see you get to be you is DEEEEEELIGHTFUL! 🙂 🙂

Thanks for the smiles sweet girl! 🙂

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS. Just curious. Do you have a photo of what Elsie Pie was doing the whole time you were chasing the bunny??

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love this!!! Look at those fancy bloomers too~!!! 🙂 

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Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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Thanks everyone! Yes, I fear you are right. The bloomers do serve as a sort of sail to propel the MegaStar along.

She never has caught a hare, Holly, no. They are crazily fast with their powerful legs and bloomer-powered booties to drive them. Rabbits are a different matter, and she has caught a fair number in her time, several even on three legs (Meg, I mean, not the rabbits). I can't say I like it, but where we are is extremely rural, with masses of wildlife (rabbits, hares, deer etc.) and very few people/dogs so I feel any impact on the wildlife population would be negligible. Moreover, I think what impact she does have is probably a positive in population terms, as the rabbits she catches tend to be old and/or sick and a large proportion show signs of myxomatosis. While meeting one's end in a Megastar's jaws would certainly not be pleasant, it is at least very quick and final, compared to a hideous prolonged and painful decline.

Sally, you are so sweet! Thanks (once again) for indulging us. You know perfectly well there is nothing I would rather do than post a(nother) pic of the Pie. She watched the whole thing from the edge of the woods, and I have to admit, I do detect a degree of concern re the fate of her Easter candy.

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ELSIE, I have it from a really good source that an Easter Basket of candy has already been prepared for you and is safely stored at Easter Bunny Headquartersheart

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You go Meg!  And Elsie- you have the right idea- no sense careening around on those knees.  A furry, gamey rabbit is not worth the effort.

When I was a kid my brother's girl dog Snoopy (yes, girl dog named Snoopy...) was wicked fast and could almost catch jack rabbits.  I don't know what she would have done if she ever caught one, but it was amazing to see her run.

On the other hand, Maggie used to chase bunnies when I lived sort of in the country.  There was never even a chance that she would get close to the little hoppers.  It was when she was between one and two years old and before Tani joined us.  We would walk out back on the 3 acres we lived on and there were usually several bunnies out and about.  Mag usually couldn't see them so I would say 'there is a bunny!' and she would take off running.  When Mag got close enough the bunny would bolt and Mag would finally see it and give chase...for a bit, never getting closer than a few yards.  She would find a pile of bunny or squirrel 'snacks' to celebrate the hunt.

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Elsie! I love your attitude! Stay on the couch with me, would ya, and let Meg and Manni do the hunting. (They would probably make the perfect pack...)

Manni goes coursing, too, well he did anyway but only for the adrenaline rush of the hunt, not to kill. He caught a rabbit once by umm, accident. He looked at me, spit out the rabbit and acted COMPLETELY disgusted... total hound, that 🙂  🙂

I agree with you Clare, though, that myxomatosis is a terrible disease and they are better off being killed by a dog.

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Manni was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Dec '15 and immediately had his right front leg amputated, followed by 5 rounds of chemo. Manni's real name is Manfred and he turns 10 on Jan 28 2017. So far we are mets-free...

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He looked at me, spit out the rabbit and acted COMPLETELY disgusted... total hound, that

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Thanks Sally big-grin Else is now GIDDY with joy and excitement.big-grin I have tried to explain the lent thing to her, but she just keeps asking when the bunny is going to bring her basket.

Maggie and her bunny 'snacks' laughing

Manni, REALLY whatever  you daft hound!

Meg, Mutt, aged around 8, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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Unfortunately, Gator can catch rabbits, something Tess and Otis, hunting together, never did.   Fortunately, I think they now have all relocated from my backyard, most of their own choice.   And I think he would be happier with the rewards of a successful critter hunt than the basket of goodies. 

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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HEY MEG!

Ruby Roo here, I'm part of the DaBears pack and I want to know....

WHAT WAS THAT MEG???? YOU WANT A PIECE OF THIS RABBIT??

I (faux) flop in terror at your bloomer powered coursing!!

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You may be the cutest bunny babbit, we've ever seen Ruby Roo. But don't think for one second that will save your cute as a button bunny ass. NOBODY DISSES THE MEGASTAR. 

Da Megsta is on her way.

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Oh gosh!!!! Loving this!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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