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Bloomers, to trim or not to trim. YOU decide,
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So today is actually Meg’s Gotcha Day. Seven years since she was dumped on me by a stranger in a churchyard. And what a seven years it’s been… But sadly we find ourselves once more at loggerheads over her bloomers. I say they are (badly) in need of a trim. Meg insists they are fine. I said, they might be fine Meg if you didn’t insist on lying in every available patch of mud and dragging them through every available hedge, and guess who has to brush them and untangle them, and unravel the burrs… Whatever, she says, you’re not trimming them. Okay, I said, how about this? We’ll ask the good folk at Tripawds for their views on the Bloomers question, and whatever they say, that’s what we’ll do. They’ll agree with me, she said. Deal? I said. Alright, she said, huffing, deal.

So, I’m sorry to pass the buck and all that, but please could you give us your views below. And whatever the outcome we solemnly promise to abide by it (don’t we, Meg?). 

Thanks,

Clare

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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31 December 2016 - 8:42 am
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LOL! Gus’ rear end used to look like that. We called it his “skirt”. And yes…he did get it hemmed up on occasion. We knew it was time when he would lay it on the ground and 💩 On it!!!

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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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31 December 2016 - 8:43 am
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Mona, who also has beautiful bloomers, says to keeps them and to make sure to brush them often so Meg can show them off. Mona even collects slugs in her bloomers.

I (Kerren) pointed out to Mona that Meg’s bloomers look longer than hers and Mona is mostly inside in the winter so not collecting everything. So if yucky things like poop gets caught then I say to trim.

There might be a midway point where you cut off everything that gets caught and eventually it will become a trim.

Kerren and Tripawd Mona

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31 December 2016 - 9:40 am
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LMAO!!! TOO FUNNY!!

Okay, so here we go! I like Kitty Mona’s suggestion of just cutting out the crap poopicon_png,so to speak!

A d Gus getting his “skirt hemmed”…priceless!

Now Meg,I jave ro say, you do jave quite an impressive set of bloomers! And it wasn’t that long okay that yiur Mom actually gave you a trim, much to your disgust!!

Okay Meg, here’s my vote:

K E E P T H E. B L O O M E R S!!!way-cool

Ever since you became a tripawd you have expressed your joy at just “being dog” …free ro run anc play with wild abandon!!! Burrs and mats and poopicon_png in your bloomers are yet another way to express the joyful dog unleashed!!!! 🙂

Lots of love!

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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31 December 2016 - 9:53 am
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Happy Gotcha day Meg!  We know all about “bloomers” here in our household.  Riley is a collie and he’s got bloomers galore.  I do cut some of his hair under his tail area for sanitary reasons but I pretty much leave his bloomers alone because he thinks they’re part of his “identity”.  Maybe just a small light trim to even up the bloomers and I guess a daily brush out is as much in your cards as it is in mine “sigh”.   Far be it from us to take away your “identity” and your bloomers are really quite impressive. 😉

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31 December 2016 - 12:09 pm
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Hoppy Gotcha day lucky girl!

I say leave the bloomer. We called em “pants” on Jerry and although we used to gripe about all the fur they left behind, today we miss those pants dearly. Wyatt is a pantless kind of Shepherd!

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Well, thanks everyone for casting your ballots. Now I know why you should never call a referendum unless you are certain the result will go your way… Hmmm. Let’s just say that the Megastar is now even more super smug than usual.

THE BLOOMERS STAY!!!

by 4 votes to 2.

But… if it gets to the point where I have to process behind her holding them up like a bridesmaid with a train, I may ask you to reconsider if a little “hemming” isn’t called for (LOVE that Kathi!)

Thanks all smiley

Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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31 December 2016 - 1:29 pm
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LOL

Meg, I think that Cassie is about twice your size, but your bloomers are bigger than hers!  Our groomer does trim up a bit underneath to keep things sanitary as Cassie likes to squat very low to the ground. lol  But other than that, we leave it alone.  I agree with the others (sorry Clare!) just trim out the yuckies when needed. 

Donna

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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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31 December 2016 - 1:34 pm
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Meg, I think that Cassie is about twice your size, but your bloomers are bigger than hers!

Ha! This is the thing, Donna. They will literally grow right down to ground level. Meg is a peculiar (beautiful) mixture of all different bits of different dogs that don’t necessarily fit together very sensibly. Her bloomers belong to a GSD, but her legs belong to a dachshund. What to do?

Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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31 December 2016 - 7:15 pm
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Hi Clare 🌹and Meg 🐑

Well, Eurydice has short hair and loooooong legs so I never had to worry about bloomers …

But hey Meg you have THE bloomers of all time … and I can see your Mom’s point of view  ✂️✂️✂️✂️✂️ sorry girl 🎀

As beautiful as they are (and they look great!) I can see you collecting more than slugs … 

You, being curious, well humoured, clowny Meg probably have a private collection hidden deep in your fur 🐛🕷🐌🐞🐜🐝🦂 maybe even a baby snake 🐍 for good measure🙈?

I’m on Mom’s side here … 

😘💞🐶🎀✂️👍🏼

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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31 December 2016 - 7:46 pm
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MEG!!!! MEG!!!! HURRY UP!! HURRY!! You need to sneak in nere and delete some of these threads!!! The people are your Mom’s side are starting to show up!!! 🙂

I mean, what ksr she gping to do? Keep this voting open until she figures out a way to get votes on her side!! She’s trying to rig the system Meg!!! Quick! Close the voting booths!!

After all, slugs jsve to go somewhere warm when it’s cold! 🙂

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Sally, you crack me up 😂😂😂 slugs have to go somewhere hot when it’s cold 😂😂😂😂

I bet the word is getting around and everybody is queuing up waiting for Meg’s outings to get a lift to Clare’s hot and comfy home 🐌🐞🕷🐜🐝🔥🏡

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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You lot crack me up! Thank you for starting my New Year with a laugh. And thanks, Eurydice, for some much needed support on the bloomers issue. The image of all the critters queuing for a lift in Meg’s bloomers made me hoot laughing laughing laughing I’m reminded of the Edward Lear poem…

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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Now, Meg, the bloomers are lovely, but you are not the quiet homebody type.  An active athletic girl such as yourself must make certain sacrifices in the glamour department in order to achieve peak performance.  

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.  

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Happy Gotcha Day Meg! There was more to that stranger dumping her on you at the church! But you already know that!

I love her bloomers! Sorry Clare ,Purrkins and my vote are for Meg to keep her bloomers! 

I would just brush and trim the critters and poopy out too! ugh

 Do a TRIM😉 before the bloomers  get to where they would be dragging on the ground. Who knows what she would collect and bring home then.🐛

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