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12 July 2013 - 7:12 am
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One month in the books. Recovery went much better than expected, and I feel so thankful and grateful for my good fortune.

Barret isn't interested in playing fetch yet (used to be his favorite game), but he's still a happy little bugger. Our walks get a little longer each day (though sometimes Daddy has to carry him home) and he's become a SPOILED Little BRAT, but its ok. He can have anything he wants. Here are some updated pics from the last week or so :)

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Professor Barret (first picture)

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Morning snuggles with momma (second picture)

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This is his "Give me a cookie or suffer my wrath" face (third picture)

 

Have a pawrific weekend everyone!

Heather & Barret

 

Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on http://barret.t.....pawds.com/ and read my column on That Pet Blog

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12 July 2013 - 9:29 am
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There can never be too many picture of Barret!

LOVE the third picture.  He looks so smart- like he is just tolerating us silly humans.  If he had oppose-able thumbs I think you would be in trouble big-grin.

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12 July 2013 - 6:33 pm
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Haha, yeah if he could reach the cookie jar we'd be in trouble... I think he could do it without thumbs, lol!

Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on http://barret.t.....pawds.com/ and read my column on That Pet Blog

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12 July 2013 - 10:29 pm
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I warned you about how dang cute they get as a tripawd.
But I forgot to warn you that they have us wrapped around their front paw !!! Lol

Christine..... With Franklin in her heart <3

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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Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah, Barret rocks the adorable scales right off he chart once again!

There's a resemblance there between the two of you in the first two photos------the "glasses" that emphasize the sharp intelligence that you both display---the utter bliss and contentment on the mugs of both of you as you cuddle.........I'm just unable to see the similarities in the third photo as I've never seen you beg for a cookie:-) :-) Sooooooo, when you have time...................:-)

I agree with everyone, we can NEVER have too many photos of your boy! I hope you gave him the whole darn box of cookies after snapping the picture! If ya' gotta' be on this journey, "spoiling and lovng" make it fun for all parties involved!!

By the way, kudos to Barret for teaching your husband how to pick him up and carry him home when his little puppy feet just get too tired to do the task! Good job Barret!

Bouncimg some red balls your way that just happen to be filled with COOKIES!

Sally and Happy Hannah

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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13 July 2013 - 7:21 am
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That photo of you and Barret is just darling! And I LOVE the way Barret sits up on his hind legs, he looks so natural at it, like he's just going to stand up and start walking like a bi-pawd. Too cute! And Hoppy Ampuversary to both of you, you did it!

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13 July 2013 - 12:16 pm
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I'm with Jerry, I'm expecting the next picture to be of Barrett standing on the two hind legs walking around.

If I ever need a smile, all I do is search for new Barrett pictures, his little face is just priceless!

 

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Barrett has the greatest face!! It just screams cuteness!!!

Spirit Shooter was a Miniature Australian Shepherd who was diagnosed with a MCT and had a LF amp 1/28/13 at 13-1/2 years old. 

Shooter crossed the Bridge on 8/28/13, his 7 month ampuversary and two weeks from his 14th birthday.

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16 July 2013 - 7:27 am
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You all are just sooo sweet :)

Here's Barret on his way to walking on 2 legs.. He actually can for a second or two but not long enough to snap a photo, lol

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Another milestone last night.. HE SLEPT ON HIS INCISION SITE! It's the first time he's laid on his left side :) Yay!

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Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on http://barret.t.....pawds.com/ and read my column on That Pet Blog

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16 July 2013 - 9:11 am
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Haa! I love his buddy in the background staring at his legs amd asking, "Mom, what the heck is Barrett doing NOW?"

And I'm wondering what's so yummy on the stove that he's willng to use just two legs to get it?

Yeah, it was really a long tme before Hannah laid on her surgery site too-----I wanna say maybe almost six weeks?? Anyway,iy seemed to be a real big turning point in her recovery and it's been full speed ahead every since!

Love evsrything avout you Barrett!! Our little "snuggle" picture is ADORABLE------everything about you is ADORABLE!!!

Thanks for making our day! Could look at those eyes all day long.......even his "sleeping eyes"!

I bet it was your red ball on the stove, right?

Keep on mugging for us!

Lots of love,

Sally and Happy Hannah

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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16 July 2013 - 11:03 am
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CHEESE is the magical treat. We share a piece each morning when I make my egg sandwich :)

Yes, I'm so happy that more and more of him shines through each day. Now, If I could only figure out how to walk all three of my dogs at the same time without the other two tripping Barret with their leashes, we'd be GOLDEN!

 <3 Heather

Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on http://barret.t.....pawds.com/ and read my column on That Pet Blog

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Yay! So glad I logged on today! Got my dose of cute Barrett photos! So glad to hear he is able to sleep on his amp site now.

Atlas stands up for cheese too! clap

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Too. CUTE! I swear he's just going to start talking in human speak any moment now.

I'm so glad he's comfy enough to sleep on his incision site. That is a huge milestone. Yay!

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13 August 2013 - 6:07 am
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In case you missed Barret's blog yesterday (Thanks, Sally) here are some pics from Barret's 2 month ampuversary :)

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Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on http://barret.t.....pawds.com/ and read my column on That Pet Blog

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Oooh I DID miss it! I knew there was one I didn't catch that got kicked out of the blog feed yesterday, thank you for sharing this.

Hoppy Ampuversary Barret! How do you like swimming in your life vest? You look smashing in it!

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