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This is good to see. All the front amputees seem to have a very wide stance for their hind legs. When Mona uses the litter (indoor or outdoors) when she covers it up it flies out between her hind legs. Pretty smart.

Although it looks as though she walks well I notice she is cautious and thoughtful where she'll place her front leg. On the flat ground there is a definite hop. I mostly see the difference when Eli moves so gracefully and confidently. Also he has longer legs so it's easier to move from rock to rock.

It would be fun to see a photos/videos of Rear Leg Tripawds and their mighty power paw.

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You are so right Kerren, here's one of Jerry that really shows his wide stance:

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It would be fun to see a photos/videos of Rear Leg Tripawds and their mighty power paw.

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I was so proud of Otis the first time I saw him standing with that true tripod stance.

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.  

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Great thread!! LOVING these pictures and videos!

Otis has zero.problem gnawing in that bone!.

Murphy, dear sweet Murphy, you are the cutest moise cather (or not)!

And Mona! You are doing a stellar job of showing everyone how well kitties do on three legs! You've really gotta get past the 3'am scratch routine though! Strange lottle habit cutie pie!

Nitro! You and Frankie are twins separated at birth! He will "paw dig" making his "nest" on tne sofa or on my bed for hours if I would let him. He's very compulsive about getting it just right before he plops.

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Okay, here's Frankie holding the bone with his paw. The strength he has in that foot amazes me. He really does "grasp" things with it.

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And rhen we have 65 lb tripawd Frankie pinning 120 lb Merry Myrtle. Without that other front leg to get in the way, he just plops his front leg across her and rolls her around like a feather. I love how Merry Myrtle lets Frankie do all the work! She's definitely a "go with the flow" gal!

Tripawd Frankie pinning quad paw Merry Myrtle:

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Sally, Frankie is so FAST, too!  What a joyful clip that is!

Here is Pofi's Frosty Paw (singular) approach.  NBD - no big deal!

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On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly.  His Daddy and I miss him terribly along with his canine sister, Mia, and two feline siblings, Lucia and Cliff.

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Kerran (and Mona) so nice to see a tri-cat. My Mum's Jack just had his amputation yesterday and seems to have already worked out some mighty paw powers. He was doing a very cute meerkat to clean his face with his remaining paw.

Do you find the cardboard scratchy good? Jack was a carpet scratcher unlike my boy who is a post scratcher. I am thinking he will face plant if he carpet scratches...

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I'm happy to hear that Jack is meerkatting. Mona does when waiting for her food.

When I got Mona from the SPCA she was a furniture scratcher. She now scratches a post with carpet on it, the cardboard boxes plus just about any wood outside and she no longer scratches furniture. When she first became a tripawd she did a lot of faceplants but those reduced as she became stronger and adapted.

Mona loves her scratching boxes and uses them many times in the day. A cardboard scratching box might be a nice treat for Jack. I'd wait to give it to him when his stitches are out just to be on the safe side.

I'd love to see photos of Jack. I hope he is healing well. Here's another way Mona loves her box:

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I'm trying to figure out how to up load images on my phone. I think I might have to try the computer instead. Jack is a handsome DSH grey tabby with a white bib and now 3 white socks. 

His scar is very neat, the shoulder blade is intact. He will be seen in 10 days for s post op check but it looks the the sutures are dissolvable, so they will drop out when he's healed. The most amazing bit is his white skin freckles on grey skin. We didn't know that about him. He is also a rescue kitty. He had a tough early start so is remarkably chilled given this start.

Mum fosters kittens from 4-8 weeks (or to 1kg weight for neutering). It will probably require we take a break from that given Jack will be a bit unsettled, unless my big boy Asbo agrees to be a foster uncle 🙂

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I'm trying to figure out how to up load images on my phone... 

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Third attempt failed - might need to read instructions!

Jack has his own blog so you can see pictures...

He's feeling a bit sorry for himself on day 3 so please send him power of the paw love.

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Jack's family: I posted on your blog but my posts require moderation so I don't know if you'll see them. The kitten food is a great solution. My vet sent Mona home with it and she devoured it. Mona also slept in a closet under a shelf where I made a bed for her. If the pain  is managed well they will sleep a lot and be loving when awake. Mona was a little nuts from the pain meds and would race around the house - most cats aren't like that. Jack will get better in time just so the incision stays clean. Mona also had her scapula removed so her incision also had a drain but she didn't fuss with it much.

Jack is a beauty. His skin is so interesting from being a tabby. Mona's skin was dark great except for a white patch where her fur is white.

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We have found something that stumps the Mighty Power Paw.  One of the Kongs rolled under a piece of furniture.  Otis was laying down, looking at it and whimpering, but he couldn't figure out how to get it with just one front paw.  Yes, that is the signal for me to get up and move the Kong😀

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.  

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Note to self - have to put Kongs away when they are empty.  Otis has woken me up twice whining because the Kong rolled under my bed.  I, of course, panic, thinking he is in pain.  And now, the gross slimy thing is in my bed.  Yuck.

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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Oh Otis, youhaveyiur human so well trained! I'm not sure who gets the .most joy....us humans doing the spoiling ofnour beloved tripawds, or the tripawds receiving the spoiling!way-coolway-cool

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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My perfectly capabale quad dog will purposely put toeys where she can not reach them, so that I'm forced to get down on my hands and kness and fish them out from under the furniture. Once I have them out, she promptly sticks them back. She's also smart enough that she watches me put the toys away as too annoying (often on the closet shelf) and will stand there and bang on the door or drawer for waaaay too long. 

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