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28 December 2017 - 9:36 pm
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Seeing Bubba in the snow brought a big smile to my face. He looks so happy! He even seems comfortable with the cone.

Great photo inside the house too. He looks so calm.

Hugs to all,

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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GRINNING EAR TO EAR OVER HERE TOO!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂   DEEEEELIGHTFUL VIDEO!! 🙂 🙂   This is such a GREAT example of why we do what we do AND how well dogs do on three!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂   Bubba is sooooo happy!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂    I love how he went to visit his neighbor buddy.

BUBBA, YOU  ARE A TRPAWD ROCK STAR!! 🙂  

And your hoomans have a great attitude too!!  It's hard for hoomans to Be More Dog at first.  But when they have great teachers like you, they start to become more dog pretty quickly!!    They ate doing a great job of living in the present!!!

Bubba is such an inspiration for any dog, especially larger ones, starting this journey!! 🙂   He REALLY is handling this recovery like a CHAMP! 🙂   When we see recoveries go this well this quickly, it really is a reminder how much those bum legs can hurt sometimes before the amputation.

Okay.....shhhhh.....don't tell anyone I said this, okay.    Shhhhh.....while you're outside in the snow watching him every second, you could take the cone off and toss him a snowball.  Would ove video of that! Not a toxs where he jad to jump in the air, just a low tossway-cool

Thanks for sharing these great updates AND pictures and videos!   Keep em coming!

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

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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29 December 2017 - 10:19 am
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Thank you Sally and Karren!!!

This has been quite the journey thus far and the support everyone here gives really, REALLY, means the world to us.  We let Bubs be our guide as to how to manage his recovery and his remaining time with us.  He truly is a remarkable boy!  

Sally- we have allowed him free time without that silly cone and let me tell you, he just loves to rub his face in the carpetlaughing, but the he goes to scratch his incision site and that's our cue to put it back on.

It is just amazing how well these babies adjust to only having three legs.  He'll be going to work with me on the 2nd, mainly cause I don'y want to leave him alone yet and secondly, he has such a strong following and support network, my coworkers and students are all anxious to love on himheart.

Pictures and video to come next week after he gets sutures out on the 3rd. 

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29 December 2017 - 11:36 am
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That has got to be one of the most amazing incisions I have seen here! Great work by your surgeon and what you guys are doing during recovery is certainly working!

I wonder how many snow flakes he can catch with that cone?

Karen

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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29 December 2017 - 12:54 pm
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Let's just say he fills his cone up every time how goes out, lol.  Always has his nose to the ground and it's like a big scope of snow every time. 

Indeed his incision looks amazing.  I agree our surgeon did a remarkable job on our big goof.  Surprisingly, he doesn't seem to be bothered by it yet.  I thought by now he'd be trying to scratch at it due to the hair growing back and the dryness.  He never really had any complications with it like the normal bruising, or anything.  I will say that I'm afraid I've created a spoiled beast.  I've been hand feeding him all his meals and I hold his water dish so he can drink.  So naturally he only wants me for everything, lol.  Nothing like waking up every night around 2 am with that big cone resting on the side of your bedlaughing.  

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29 December 2017 - 5:58 pm
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babs2018 said
Let's just say he fills his cone up every time how goes out, lol.  Always has his nose to the ground and it's like a big scope of snow every time. 

  Nothing like waking up every night around 2 am with that big cone resting on the side of your bedlaughing.    

His own version of "Snow Cones":-) 🙂

Amd yeah, the 2 am cone wake up....pure  bliss! 🙂

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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30 December 2017 - 1:56 pm
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I was thinking the same thing Sally- Snow Cones!

Maybe you could just drizzle some chicken or beef broth over the snow in the cone and he will have his dessert!

Karen

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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30 December 2017 - 2:10 pm
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Love it Sally- snow cone and that's a pretty great idea Karen.  Although, if I did that he would be at the door every five minutes to make more snow coneslaughing

I took him for a 5 minute walk today and he just loved it; however, I can'r say the same-it's -9 here right now.  We came in and he got his message and then he napped so hard you could hear his snoring all the way up stairs.  Picture reflects his excitement when I said we're going for a walk.

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30 December 2017 - 2:16 pm
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After our walk and message.  I'm pretty sure he's thinking, "Please just let me nap for goodness sake".

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31 December 2017 - 11:31 am
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BEAUTIFUL CLOSE-UP OF YOUR BOY!! STUNNINGLY HANDSOME!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

And seeing him so happy and content under the tree....that's the best Christmas present evvvvver! 🙂 🙂

Keep on keeping on Bubba!!

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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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31 December 2017 - 3:23 pm
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Bubba looks fantastic!  Such a handsome boy!  What is it about GSD and their love for cold weather?  Brrr!  Love the picture by the tree!  Such contentment!  You all are doing a great job!  High fives all the way around!

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Thank you ladies!  Today has been especially good for the Bubs.  He has been feeling friskie and playing with his rope and even wanted to wrestle me with it.  Just love his playfullness growls.  He plays for a short bit and then naps and its as though he has a smile on his face.  It just warms my heart to see him steadily bounce back to his old self.  He's really adapted to three legs as if he's always had three legs.  

Linda- he absolutely loves the snow and playing in it.  

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1 January 2018 - 7:32 am
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Hoppy New Year Bubba and Family!

Bubba, you are doing so well in your recovery! You are setting a new precedent and the bar has been raised!clap You have the best Dad and GrandPawrents evah!!!

Stewie was also a little too brave on the stairs.... as everyone can appreciate, this last summer was one of the longest, hottest summers evah and Stewie loves the basement walk out level, where it is super cool. He scared the crap out of me a couple of times, but ultimately showed me that “HE CAN DO IT!!!” That was and is a common phrase around here! Since his last little accident though (a back leg that hurt for a few days after a small slip) I have escorted him down the stairs each time. I tell him to “go easy” and he does very well.

So Bubba, I have a little secret that I can share with you and Wyatt Dawg, but please don’t tell Stewie... I LOVE GSD’s!!! My childhood friend was a gorgeous Alsatian, Dad named Sheba and then in High school my best mate was a (very shy) girl named Sarah! Your Grandma takes excellent pictures of you Bubba and rightly so, ‘cause your stunning! Stewie also believes that our little town is there to serve him and thoroughly enjoys going for trips to get smothered in adoration and treats! Everybody knows the Stu Butt!

Have fun at work on Wednesday Bubba, I have a feeling that you haven’t even experienced being spoilt.... yet.... those Hoomans are going to be all over you!!! You have a lot to teach them about being a Tripawd and how life can be just as Hoppy on 3! You’re gojng to have to teach them not to feel sorry for you but to embrace the love and live life in the moment! What a great lesson for us all to learn! Stewie taught one little boy that lesson, a day I will never forget... the young boy was about 9yrs old and said that he felt sorry for Stewie, but after I told him about the cancer, he said  “so I shouldn’t feel sorry for him, ‘cause he’s out of pain right?!” It’s like a little light bulb went off in his head and I don’t think he will look at a disability the same again?! At least he may question as to whether it is a disability at all?!

Good luck with stitch removal day... yet another milestone! We’re looking forward to hearing and watching more of your adventures Bubba.

Ruv from Stewie and his Pack heart

On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my 🎗 journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  

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1 January 2018 - 1:27 pm
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Hoppy New Year to you too Stu and Pack!

Still going strong in recovery and playing more each day.  I too, had a GSD's when I was a child.  My parents bread them for a few years.  I will say, I don't remember them having the personality like Bubba's.  He sure is one of a kind.  

Here's to an awesome 2018!  Bubba says "go Pacs"

PS: Mr. Ted is pretty darn cute...

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1 January 2018 - 4:03 pm
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Bubba you make the best cheesehead ever!

Even when it's cold out that face of yours can warm anypawdy's heart. Thanks for taking the chill out of the air with all your sunny pawsonality.

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