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19 May 2018 - 3:09 pm
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Just came across this touching article written in the Albuquerque Journal. Anyone who has watched their new Tripawd hop over to them for the first time will be able to relate:

Coping with amputation of dog’s leg

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The incision is considerable, slicing across the spine of the scapula and diverging at the balled end of what would be the humerus like a Y, like a fork in the road, each path barbed with suture and staple.

Muscles are bundled in small, soft sacks where my dog’s right front leg should be.

Yet the first thing I notice in that emotional moment as he emerges from the veterinary recovery room is a large shaved patch of flesh where the amputation was performed. . . . READ MORE

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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Thanks Rene!   Certainly well articulated.

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 remember how amazed I was when Murphy hopped out to our car by himself.  I had worried and worried about how we were going to get him out to the car … I mean, I figured that the hospital probably had a stretcher or something we could use, but then we’d also have to figure something out when we got home.  But Murphy wasn’t worried about it at all!  He just wanted to get out of there!  lol

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Donna, Glenn & Murphy  http://murphyh......pawds.com/

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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Awww Donna, thank you for sharing that video, it put a big grin on my face! Look at that happy boy! Like “Come on people, let’s get on with life!”

May I share that by putting it on our YouTube channel?

There are so many ‘firsts’ when you bring a Tripawd home. You fall in love with your dog or cat all over again.

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