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So Ollie! Look what Merry Myrtle & Frankie learned in ADVANCED Training for genius dogs!
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So here’s the set-up. The Trainer gave me a supper plate with food to put on my lap.

The command was “Stare” at the plate. Even with TV noise in tne background they were to stay focused and stare at the plate.

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The next set-up. While still being in “Stare” mode, the trainer had Myrtle break her stare and close both eyes at the same time, while Frankie was to stay in the Stare mode without blinking.

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The Trainer then had Frankie bow down before the p@ate and lick his chops, while Merry Myrtle was to sit still and continue the “Stare” command.

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Next week we are going to work on eating with a knife and forkway-cool

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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BHHAHAH! OMG Sally they need a PhD in obedience!!!

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31 March 2016 - 10:28 pm
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Hmmm, makes me wonder which animal obedience school that trainer went to!

Too funny

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I am laughing so hard I can’t even see! I do believe, though, that Myrtle still hasn’t quite perfected her “drool for the camera” technique. Really, Myrtle, that is an integral part of the “stare” command.

Love, Ollie

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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I am literally laughing out loud right now!!!

Thanks for that!

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Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old. He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  
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Was it spaghetti?

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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Remarkable students those two!  And an even more remarkable teacher. 😂😂😂



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i am really laughing so hard.  I hope this trainer got to eat lol.  I agree Myrtle needs help in the drool as you stare department

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07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

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

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LOL!!!! hilarious!!!!

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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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