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Schofield, WI
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Just look at that cute little butt!  See short and sassy fits you Meg!  However I do see a possible problem arising careful how you walk no sashaying now or all the local boy dogs will be following your cute little butt all over the English countryside!

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Meg you are going to start a new trend with that cut. Love it! Please ship your mama to the states again so she can cut the mop of hair on my head, I want that cut too!

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Meg is so sweet. Looking at you lovingly when you have scissors in your hand. She obviously trusts you and wants to keep you happy. She may not be fussed about her bloomers but is willing to keep you happy by giving them a little trim.

I agree that she does look smart and sassy.

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p.s. Mona suggests daily brushing to pull any leeches from the pond out of Meg’s fur.

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However I do see a possible problem arising careful how you walk no sashaying now or all the local boy dogs will be following your cute little butt all over the English countryside!

If only I’d read your advice, Auntie Linda, before this morning’s walk…

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, 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
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 

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Wow, that’s quite an entourage! Still I don’t for a second believe it’s just about her bloomers. I highly suspect they trail after her with or without a haircut. I love Elise on the side supervising – someone needs to keep those boys in line!

Thanks for the giggle!


Right rear leg amp 7/12/16 due to OSA. Metastatic lesion on her right front leg, January 2017. Joined the Winter Warriors January 19, 2017. Run free my sweet girl.

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😂😂😂 Oh Meg!  Well….. I did warn you!  OH well not to worry!  Remember I did say you will be a red streak of lightening without those bloomers weighing you down so now no problem you can outrun them all with ease!  🐾🐕💥⚡️


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Oh NO we missed the Bloomers election!?!?! Darn it!
Well for the record we voted the first time to keep the beautiful bloomers!
However as Kerren pointed out in one of the election’s we who voted to keep the bloomers
do not have to deal with the bloomers and all that those bloomers entail!🐛🦀🦐👀😷

So although we do love Megs Beautiful Bloomers, we concede and see why the bloomers need to be trimmed ! In the summer months anyway !

Can Meg keep her bloomers in the cooler months? Her butt & er well might freeze up! I’m just sayin;)❄️

Thanks for fun! We can always count on a good belly laugh with Meg and her now no bloomers!

Sorry Meg we really are sorry and vote for some winter bloomers to keep your er em parts from freezing !☃️
P.S. and where does Sally think anyone photoshops anything around here winker



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HAHAHA!!!! This CAN be a very fun place to be sometimes!!! And Meg and Elsie Pie certainly are Co-Captains of the Fun Team 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Too cute!!!! 🙂 🙂

Nope Holy…no photoshopping going on here today! 🙂

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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