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10 April 2017 - 7:39 am
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Bob is now 6 weeks post-op and is doing GREAT!  His fur is finally starting to grow back and he's bopping around the house with few issues.  He has done a few face plants here and there, but overall he's doing great!

My hubby asked me last week why I kept taking his fish oil pills off the kitchen island.  I told him I didn't touch his pills.....then I noticed Bob smelled like fish oil.  Coincidence?  We had no idea he could still jump that high!

So, Bob is back to being Brat Bob.  rasberry


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10 April 2017 - 10:30 am
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Yeah Brat Bob is back!

No coincidence 😉 do you know fish oil is good for Bobs joints too LOL Bob does!

Bob can jump anywhere he used to jump trust me on this!

Proof below!


Purrkins still gets on the kitchen cupboards! No problem jumping up!

Getting down is another story! 

We actually have to block off our kitchen to leave and at night.

We do help Purrkins down when he gets up there😉 I do not want to take a chance on him hurting his 3 legs. 

Thanks for the great update! 

Chin & ear scratches to Bob!

Holly & Purrkins

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10 April 2017 - 10:40 am
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Haha go Bob! Stinky fishy kitty, we love you!

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10 April 2017 - 11:49 am
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cats are so amazing!!! Way to go Bob!!!

And Purrkins.... OMG!!!! That would scare me your being so high even with 4 legs! 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

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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