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MERRY MYRTLE sharing toys with Frankie.......
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24 January 2015 - 11:00 am
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Just a kittle fun video of these two playing. Frankie’s tail wags non stop!

STILL waiting for the right name “vibe”. Just feel like he needs to shed his shelter name and a “forever home name” will appear soon…maybe not!

He REALLY just KNOWS he is HOME! When I took he and Myrtle to the vet the other day (check up…and NO, they do NOT ride well together! They both want to be in my lap!), I wondered what he was thinking….was I taking him “back”? Anyway, when we got home he nearly pulled me down heading up the porch stairs to get back in his HOME! Yep! He knows hey home!

This guy plays full out! If he’s going down the ramp to chase a squirrel, he just takes a short cut and jumps off the ramp midway down…and it has rails!! He jumps over things rather than go around. He sails up and down steep stairs to get up to the bedroom now. I’ve put cushions, etc. around the bed to try and soften when he jumps down…he just sails OVER the cushion…just doesn’t like anything I do for his safety!

Pretty sure I’m gonna have to move out of my bed so he and Merry Myrtle can have plenty of room, (no room for me) and I’ll sleep downstairs on their Big Barker Beds by Happy Hannah’s woodstove!

That’s Frankie play growling in the video…..

100 lb.MERRY MYRTLE and 55 lb. Tripawd Frankie pla:

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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24 January 2015 - 12:26 pm
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I LOVE watching Myrtle and Frankie play together.  Myrtle is so gentle in her play even when Frankie tends to get a little more excited.  Myrtle is being an AWESOME big sis for little Frankie….clapclapclapclap

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Sahana and her Angel Leland

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May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!



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24 January 2015 - 12:43 pm
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I love it.  They play so well together.  I loved when Myrtle went & got another toy & shoved it in Frankie’s face LOL

 

Keep on sharing videos

 

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Michelle & Angel Sassy

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05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

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So adorable…. they love each other … a lot!!!! And you can’t even tell he only has the three legs. WOW. Impressive.

Jasper was the same about the car (remember) perhaps she did fear that I was going to take her away from her home. It took her almost 6 months before she full embraced it and now knows that the car means someplace FUN (until we have to make a vet visit of course)! 

Love this …. they are so lucky to have you… what a great mom you are! 

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alison with the spirit of shelby furever in her heart (and little jasper too)

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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25 January 2015 - 7:53 am
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I only wish my two would play as nicely.  They sound like they are going to kill each other, and when it gets loud, I make them stop before one of them goes over the edge.

Frankie couldn’t be happier in his new home.  So happy for him and you!

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
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25 January 2015 - 12:45 pm
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Sally, Merry Myrtle and Frankie absolutely love each other, and they both know they are where they belong for sure……2 of the luckiest pups in the world….and I am so happy you were able to bring this very handsome guy home with you, he will have the best life ever. I also really do love his name, Frankie somehow fits him.

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25 January 2015 - 2:23 pm
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I still wanna know how I missed this!?!? Frankie is too cute! When/how did you get him? They are so precious together and Myrtle looks so happy! 

Cassie and Domino

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
Domino had his left front leg amputate on May 13th 2014 after being hit by a car. He's now living a happy healthy life on three legs :)

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28 January 2015 - 12:38 pm
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

About that name. I totally get you wanting to shed his negative past by shedding the name. Maybe you could make his middle name Franklin and call him Ben, or Benjamin Franklin when he’s in trouble!

Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

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29 January 2015 - 12:35 pm
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THANKS ALISON, MICHELLE, BONNIE, CASSIE, SHANNA, PAM AND SAHANA!

Cassie.I picked him up from a rescue in Noeth Carolina about 2 1/2 weeks ago. I’ve forgotten where I did the original post…either Alumni or Tripawd for Adoption…..

Yeah Pam…I’ll probavly keeep Frnakie in there somewhere to help with the transition AND…I do like the name for him! Imw glad you understandnmy “need” to shed him of h is shelter name….akes me feel less weirw avout it! Yeah,…been thinking of BenFranklin 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 January 2015 - 12:41 pm
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benny55 said

Yeah Pam…I’ll probavly keeep Frnakie in there somewhere to help with the transition AND…I do like the name for him! Imw glad you understandnmy “need” to shed him of h is shelter name….akes me feel less weirw avout it! Yeah,…been thinking of BenFranklin too

Shelby was a shelter pooch that didn’t have a name – at all! Just “dog” so Shelby Lynne was pretty easy to pick up. 

Jasper went from “Coyoita” to “Julia” to “Jasper Lily”…. and she STILL responds to all three… she actually even responds to “Shelby” since I still make that mistake from time to time.

I like the thought of a new name but I do love “Frankie” … also I love “Huckleberry” … I follow an Australian Kelpie on instagram and his name is “huckleberry” and he goes by “huck”… 

Fun with names! :-)  

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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29 January 2015 - 1:02 pm
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Sally you are so good to your animals I know you’re not joking about sleeping on the Big Barker !

I’m so happy to see that he just feels so at home. If anyone ever feels worried about how their new Tripawd will play with other dogs, all they need to do is watch Frankie & Myrtle. I’m putting it out there in Twitter for the world to see, thanks for this fun glimpse into your life!

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29 January 2015 - 1:24 pm
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hmm… Hank… he looks like a Hank to me… and you could transition it easily… Frankie.. Hankie… Mr. Franklie.. Mr. Hankie… 

Hank the Tank… 

I still think he makes an awesome Frankie…   YO YO FRANKIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Christine… with Franklin 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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