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"Frankie" settling in just fine! Still not sure of name...thinking of "Humpty Dumpty"or "Anthony Weiner"!
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Although I like the name "Frankie" (Franklin's just too sophisticated for this Hound), I always loke to ease my rescues out of their "shelter names" and ease them into their "forever home" name.
I know I'm used to big dogs, but everything about "Frankie" seems so little! I wasn't sure what else had been "amputated"!
Sooo.....I was in the chat the other night discussing Frankie's....err...tiny ..teeny...er..privates. I even took a picture to help them SEE the "dilemma" Here....take a look.......

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Rene assured me I was just used to "larger apendages"!!! Yeah.........way-cool

Well, anyway, Frankie must have heard me because all day today hes been trying to "hump" poor Merry Myrtle like a big dog! She thinks it's non-stop playtime and tosses him to the ground and keeps on playing.

Sooooo....Mr Humpty Dumpty Anthony Wiener showed me...literally!!! I saw his little red rocket...and didn't need a magnifying glass!!! Don't worry! I'm not posting pictures of that!!!!!

But here we have an exhausted pair sleeping...notice poor Merry Myrtle is barely on the bed!! She really is a kind and gentle soul.

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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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This was Monday when Frankie and I first met! She had him on the leash...he came right up to me and .....well....look....look at that face!!!!!!

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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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The photo of Frankie with you says it all. "Mama, mama, mama. I'm yours, let's go."

If it's meant to be a new name will come to you. 

I love the photos - happy, happy dogs. They are a lot more expressive than a cat. These are happy times ahead for you and Myrtle getting to know your new family member. How exciting!big-grin

Kerren and Trikitty Mona

ps. I just learned tonight that cats can jump 5 times their height or more. That's about 40" for Mona which she easily does. 

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ok.. you have to say it this way.. like I used to. in a Sylvester Stallone "Rocky" voice... 

YO YO FRANKIE!!!!   lol

I love that picture with you and him.. that face says... THANK YOU!!!!! I'M SO HAPPY YOU ARE HERE FOR ME!!!!!!

I personally love the name Franklin.... not that I am biased or anything.. lol    But if a new name is meant to be.. it will be... 

Keep those pictures coming... love them!

Christine... with YO YO FRANKIE in her heart♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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LMAO!!!!! his privates..... LOL ... I've never had a boy dog so I am not as familiar w/those 'issues'... I've always been partial to girl dogs. I don't know why  but that is me!

 

BUT I LOVE your meeting photo!!!! pure love and treasure. Frankie  boy was just awaiting for you!

XO

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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Love, love, love the first meeting photo! That pup sure knew that he was meant for you.

As far as privates go...are you sure he is as old as they said? Sometimes things take a while to "develop". It definitely didn't take him long to start telling Myrtle that he wants to be the alpha dog.

Kathi and Murphy

PS. Don't you wish you could show Miss Crabbypants just how much you were meant to have another Tripawd?

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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KERREN AND MONA! Thanks for the well wishes! Wow! Mona is quite a high flier! Unbelievable!!

CHRISTINE AND YO! YO! FRANKIE!!! I love every single Rocky movie!! Yeah, not sure how the name thing will evolve..or stay the same...TBA!

ALISON AND SHELBY! Wasntw sure if I woukd get kicked off the site or not for the post!! Just knowing how hard you laughed mzde it worth the risk!!

KATHI, MURPHY AND GUS!! Crabbylants! LOVE IT!!! Let's all call Crabbypants at 10:00 tonight and tell her all about Frankie!! I'm taking him in for a check up Monday and hopefully.can get a little more clarity on his age. He plays absolutely full out! It's almost impossible to make him be "cautious"!

LOVE TO ALL!!

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 think it's really funny that we all had mostly mellow dogs....Jake, Shelby, Ty, Hannah, Lexi (etc) and now we all have full of energy crazy dogs. That group at the rainbow bridge must really be getting a kick out of this. I think it's a conspiracy....

At least I won't be the only one with a crazy pup at the tripawd party this year!!! :)))

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Sally that is the best picture ever of the two of you! Sweet sweet sweet!

Waaaaiiiitaminnit! Who deleted the peetie pic???? Codie Rae wants to see little-devilAs for the peetie thing, we have lots of those around here. Austin has his 'lipstick' out more often than not. Sigh. How am I ever going to have him be a therapy dogblush? How do you train a dog to keep it in way-confused?

I like Frankie but sure get the re-naming thing. For some reason Merlin popped into my mind when I saw his new pic ... in case you are taking suggestions smiley. Travis' rescue name was Caruso (hate opera, hated it) so I renamed him immediately when we took him in as a foster. Codie Rae's shelter name was Squirrel (hated it). So undignified for a GSD! Besides for a dog to be named after its arch enemy would drive it insane, don't you think?

Sally, I continue to be .... SO HAPPY FOR YOU  I CANT EVEN STAND IT!!!!!!!!! You are gonna have so much fun with your furkids laughingclaplaughingclaplaughingclap

xoxo,

Martha and the OP

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p.s. I have gotten really good at photoshopping lipstick aka 'lil red rockets out of my boydawg photos so don't hesitate to ask if you should ever need my serviceswinker

Woohoo! Tripawds Rule!

Regulator of the Oaktown Pack, Sheriff of the Oaktown Pawsse, Founding member and President of the Tripawd Girldogs With 2 Names ROCK Club, and ... Tripawd Girldog Extraordinaire!

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Codie Rae said
p.s. I have gotten really good at photoshopping lipstick aka 'lil red rockets out of my boydawg photos so don't hesitate to ask if you should ever need my serviceswinker

LMAO!!!!! I am dying here.... seriously ... tears running down my face laughing!!!

And yes, Elizabeth... SO much energy here... my Facebook Status from last night: 

List of things Jasper has had in her mouth tonight in the hour I have been home from work.
1. My shoes
2. The remote
3. My iPad
4. My winter coat
5. The bedroom door frame
6. The pillows on the couch

Things Jasper has NOT had in her mouth tonight:
1. ANY OF HER TOYS!!!! (of which she has more than enough)

Every night my neighbors hear me saying: "Jasper, what is in your mouth?" 

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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Well, not having had a dog but walked a few. I just thought that's boy dogs all do the lipstick thing.

Martha, as for Austin being a therapy dog, one of my favourite organizations trains great danes as service dogs. They had one of theirs with a problem - the lipstick got stuck OUT and wouldn't go back in. They tried everything (not sure what that entailed) and had to take the dog to the vet. Personally, I think it would be funny and humour is therapylaughing

Sally, you and your family sure bring a lot of laughter to this site!

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Letter to Myrtle from Hank; how could you betray me. I thought I was your one and only. Sure we have never met but I thought you would wait. And for your info I have a HUGE PACKAGE. Included is a picture of how I feel about this arrangement. Also a hound, really. Hank the Regal Big Weim.

Sally, Congrads on Frankie, ignore what Hank said, he's just jealous. Frankie is a darling and I'm sure Myrtle will learn to love him like Blink has learned to love Hank (well that actually hasn't happened yet). Love your Bud

Penny, Hank, Blink and Angel Maggie

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I love it.  This is a great topic.  Sally I love the firs meet picture.  Everyone has had great ideas.  I think if the name is meant to change it will come to you & you will know.  I kinda like Frankie, but he will let you know what is good.

This is making me laugh so hard.  Even with boy dogs never had to photo shop anything out or anything lol

 

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This is so funny! Chandler's comes peeping when we have food around. Only people food though. TY would just sit and fart while we ate. Yep, dinner time at my house can get a bit amusing. Sally, I love the picture of you picking up Franklin. He is just melting into you. As far as the name, I say take it as it comes. You see how far I got. Daryl it is. He definately knows it now. You could call him Oscar ( for Oscar Meyer wiener)

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

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