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Darlings Clare and Meg 💓🐾

It is SO heartwarming to see how you two connect with each other and make things happen 💕

Meg seems much more at ease now and I'm sure you won't need to be using the oven for long until she (and you) master this.

This recipe sounds absolute doggie heaven and you found the best Pie picture to prove it, girl!

It is such a treat to read this thread and follow your progress.

Cannot wait for day 4!

Sending you an avalanche of kisses, cuddles and slobbery kisses form above 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

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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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I'm quite overflowing  with such happy teara over here!  There is only one MEG A STAR MEG A WHEEL CHAMPION and we have the privilege  of calling her family!!😎

And there is only one MEG A STAR CHAMPION  COACH AND MENTOR and we have the privilege of calling her family!😎

Clare, what you have accomplished in just a matter of hours  (if that), is astonishing  beyond belief!!   I have to believe  Eddie's Wheels must be impressed!!

I ADORE the still photos of her❤  She looks perfectly  content and has no problem focusing  on the liver instead of the wheels.   To see her respond so well in the video  (with lover cake as a great incentive) jist warms my heart!!

ABSOLUTELY  this will be the go to tutorial for anyone considering wheels!

Thank you for taking the time to explain exactly what's  involved, the adjustments you are making and why.

Of course, when we see videos of Meg, she's  always playing full out  with swimming or digging or running or drying off after being soaking wet, so we don't  see that she's  starting to have issues with arthritis, etc,.   This is such a great solution  for now, and in the future!   And yes, she can sniff on the ground all day long with the wheels😄😅🤣

You are doing EVERYTHING  SOOOOO RIGHT IN EVERY WAY!!!!   And you do have a very, very smart doggy for a partner which helps!!

So grateful  for you and Meg and the Pie (and Rosie too)❤

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You mean this GIF?

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I do agree that all the details will be a huge help for others. Clare, do you mind if I turn this into a news blog post? 

How wonderful to hear that Meg is going to be able to continue doing all that she loves. This is what quality of life is all about! Your patience and persistence to get here there is so beautiful to watch.

In the meantime, I love that Eddie's Wheels is helping to this level of detail. And how funny you are working with a "Claire"! Was that meant to be or what?

We are firm believers in getting custom carts over the off-the-shelf imports from China, and your experience is the main reason why. There is no "one size fits all" cart and when you work with a company that builds to spec, you know you are getting the best product. They are not cheap but if you have the resources / aid to get one, they can work magic for many dogs who need them. 

Also, to reiterate, the only way to know if a cart is right for a Tripawd is to work with a rehab / physio therapist. Good job Clare! 

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YEP...Thats the standing  ovarion I was looking for!  Thanks Ms Tech!❤😎

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Good morning 🙂

We have liver cake in da oven right now and the smell of garlic is running through the house! Mitchell is turning his nose up to breakfast this morning, lets see what happens in about another... 45 minutes or so winker  

I will be letting the felines taste test also to see how they like it!

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Well you are all just lovely. Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. It makes all the difference in the world.

Michelle, thanks for watching. And yes, I agree. It does seem to be moving more easily now. Amazing how just a couple of tweaks (under guidance from an expert eye) can make such a difference. I'm sure there will be further tweaks, but yes, the MegaWheels will soon be spinning so fast there'll be sparks flying off them.

Petra, you're right welcome, lass. Thank you for all your fantastic support. We can hear you cheering us on, seriously, and Super Stewie roaring louder than anyone.

Jackie, that is such a kind post, and immensely encouraging to feel that Meg does know that we are doing all this to help her. I bet you are right about her using different muscles and this being tiring. It will be interesting to see what her rehab vet says when she sees her in about ten days time. She knows Meg's body very well from regular acupuncture etc., and will be able to tell if there are different areas of tension etc. I'm SO pleased you are trying the liver cake. Though waiting like an anxious chef, to see what Mr Mitchell makes of it! Do please let us know!

Sally, I cannot BELIEVE that we now have THREE pics of SIMON COWELL on this thread???? How???? Why???? You crack me up! Thank you for everything. Meg does play full out, it's true and I'm sure she always will do. But she is EXTREMELY good at masking pain, so I guess it's just trying to stay one step ahead. Thankfully, she loves water so much, and can get masses of exercise and enjoyment in the river, without putting strain on her joints. The plan is for her to use the wheels some of the time, but not all of it, so I guess we'll have to see how that goes. I really hate the thought of that arthritis in her front paw, because I can't see how that can be anything other than painful with all her weight going down on it. Still at 2 1/4 years post amp, for a dog they said could never manage on three, I guess we're not doing badly.

Teresa, thank you. I'm sure Angels Pie and Eurydice, are picnicking together on liver cake and having a good old laugh at the MegaWheels spectacle down below. Kisses and cuddles backatcha!

Rene, yes, of course, please do turn it into a news blog, or anything you like. I'd love to think that our experience might be helpful to somebody else. Eddies Wheels have been quite superb. I'm going to email Claire the video below tomorrow just to see if they have any further fine tuning suggestions. It is so reassuring that they are so responsive and involved. The wheels aren't cheap, no, but as vets bills go (certainly the MegaStar's MegaBill) they are not as much as you might think. Meg's came to around $500. That's considerably less than a scan, for example. Of course, the problem is it isn't either or, it's one thing on top of another. And the bigger the dog, the more they cost. Meg is (just) within the small size range.

Jackie..... is that liver cake out of the oven yet????

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And for le Pièce de résistance....

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YUMMMM.... it actually smells really good... although David (who hates liver) was not impressed laughing

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Oscar was the first to run over and kept goosing me until I finally let him have some... OMC MA!!  He LOVES it!!

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Mitchell was sound asleep... I waved it in front of his nose and he woke with a smile.. success!!  We have new Mitchell treats!!  He loves it!   Thank you so much for the recipe, and it was not hard to make heartheart

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The MegaWheels Day 5

We didn't use the wheels this morning, instead I took Meg for a swim. She soon gets bored doing the same thing every day, and boredom means MegaMischief, so I took her to her favourite watering hole, and she had a good swim, and I took one of my favourite ever pictures of her, so all in all, a good morning.

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When we got back, the MegaMuffin rested for a full five minutes before demanding further entertainment, and so... it was time for the wheels round 5.

She was quite resistant to going into them again, but, courtesy of several chunks of liver cake, we got there in the end. She is clearly moving much more easily now, and with far fewer stops and starts. I wanted to focus particularly on turning and steering, as she needs to learn to steer with her back legs instead of her front one. She seems to be picking this up very quickly. I'm a bit concerned that she's tending to bunny hop in the wheels – not all the time, but some of it – she moves much more smoothly when she walks with her back legs, instead of trying to bounce along. I'm going to ask Claire at Eddies Wheels about this and see what else I can do to help her, but by and large I'm pretty pleased with how things are progressing, and super pleased with the Megsta for being such a star.

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, 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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I waved it in front of his nose and he woke with a smile.. success!!  We have new Mitchell treats!!  He loves it! 

I'm SO pleased👨🏼‍🍳😋

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, 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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Oh I love that picture!! She does look like she's finding her way around easier and easier. It would not surprise me to see it take a bit of time for her to find what makes it roll the smoothest for her. And with you keeping an eye out on her body stance and alignment it looks like she will be rocking this no problem! 

Her intelligence really is pretty amazing, and she has a great sense of knowing that this is for her. You can laugh at me but I think she enjoys this interaction with you as well. 

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Yay for our Meg-a-Star on her Meg-a-Wheels on day 5!!! clap And you are going to be a Meg-a-Star again when TriPawds makes a Blog for you and your Meg-a-Wheels!!! superstar

We are all so very proud of you both and are having a ball watching your prawgress!!!

Well done Clare! Sending Super Cuddles across the miles to you both. And Spirit Kisses to Miss Pie-in-the-Sky as she Yells at Miss Meg to keep going!!!

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That photo is priceless! 

I love that she's moving so naturally in the cart. Yeah, she does have a bit of a bunny hop but I don't think her head is bobbing nearly as much as a front-leg Tripawd without a cart. Do let us know what Claire says about helping her with the gait. I'll bet that it will smooth out over time.

Jackie I love the photo of the liver cake! Thanks for making it! Clare thanks for the OK to use the recipe, it's a wonderful addition to the Tripawds Nutrition blog .

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I totally agree, Rene. I think it is kind of like skating. You get em on and figure out how to stand without falling and skate slowly. Then you try a few more things that help you skate smoother and faster. Before you know it, it is like you always had them. 

Andy just told me to say thank you for the liver cake! He wasn't a fan of it warm (some cats are so sensitive to temperatures in foods) but once it cooled off I offered him a piece and he woofed it down (pun intended laughing)

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