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Virginia




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14 August 2021 - 11:38 am
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  Have to start with the ADORAVLE photos first!!!  OMD!  Mongo is pure cuteness, cute, cute, cute!!   He sure knows how to “work the camera” with his eyes, his poses and yes, his sweetness!  And his tough guy look as he’s “guarding” your back door look with his BullDog stance…..and we all know he just wants a treat or to  snuggle 😎

Mongs has really shown you that, with love and care and patience,  he can be the  great dog and companio he was born to be.👏   To know that your Mom and his Uncle John can see the improvements even when he is not home is just wonderful!  And then to be such a good boy when he’s left alone at home….nothing short of a miracle!This is just me, but I don’t  see any need for a “trainer” at this point.  It looks like being in a loving and secure home where all his fears and uncertainties  have disappeared is all he needed💖💖

We know the memories  of our beloved Wally can still be bittersweet.  It’s really still a short time since his transition and the grief can till hit you like a ton of bricks.  Of course, that’s why Wally picked the “unexpected ” for you as a companion.   I mean, you cert weren’t  “expecting ” Wally to send you a BullDog with some “issues”, that’s  for sure!  He knew you both needed each other though to help heal your hearts.  Wally will always be a special  member of our tripawd family….always💖

Now go look at Mongs’ mug and say some to make him tilt his head and then smile at ho2 cute he is😊

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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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14 August 2021 - 10:18 pm
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Go Team Mongs! This is such terrific news … and it just keeps getting better and better. He found such a strong support network to help him be the best dog he was meant to be. Many people who had seen him with the food aggression or destructo days would have not seeing past his potential. But you, your mom and Uncle John did and none of you gave up on him. What an amazing thing you have all done!! I hope it just keeps getting better and better.

I can’t believe six months have gone by for Wally. Clearly he is busy helping get Mongs set in his new role! Post about your sweet angel dog when you are ready, there’s no rush (remember that at the Rainbow Bridge there’s no such thing as time!).

Fun photos, Mongs looks very at home and in his element. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the new job!!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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15 August 2021 - 8:46 am
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Hey guys.  Thanks as always for the kind words and encouragement!  Yeah, Mongo has come a long way in such a short time, but I would still like to get him into group training.  He still needs work on his leash (he pretty much ignores my leave it commands) and still occasionally tries to walk up to people who are walking by and don’t want him to, but we’re working on that.  Also, he hasn’t met anyone in the house yet so not sure how well that will go.  Besides that the socialization would be really good for him I think.

Mongo’s definitely photogenic when he wants to be lol.  Not sure if you guys picked up the blurry photo, but Mongo was working on a bone that made it’s way into my sandal.  Every so often he tends to pick up a bone he’s working and carry it around with it sticking straight up, and he was doing this with the bone that was stuck in my sandal lol.  Unfortunately I couldn’t get him to stay still so the pic is blurry, but it’s still a fun memory for years to come.  Another funny thing with him is that he’s probably not the best of watch dogs despite his guarding the back door photo, lol.  When I come home I’m typically greeted to him on the couch just now waking up, a nice big yawn, and then lazily getting off the couch to be let out lol.  I would hope he’d have a more energetic reaction to a stranger breaking in but who knows lol and hopefully we never have to find out.

On one hand it’s hard to believe that it’s been 6 1/2 months since my best friend ever Wally passed, but that also seems to be forever ago at the same time.  Some long and stressful weeks from my current job I’m sure have a lot to do w/ that.  Thanks for the good wishes on the job search.  The roles I’ve applied for are still in the pre-interview phase, but I have a lot of momentum behind me and things are looking pretty promising.  So hopefully here soon my work life will be a lot more pleasant.

Anyway, thanks again Sally and Renee and have a great rest of your weekend!

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16 October 2021 - 9:26 am
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Hey guys,

Sorry it’s been so long since my last update.  It’s been a busy and long couple of months.  Good news is that I landed the job to go back to my previous employer and start Monday!  This should (or at least hopefully) be a better work/life balance, or at the least be less stressful days so hopefully I’ll have more energy when I get home.

As for Mongo, he’s doing pretty well.  Although for about a month he really struggled with accidents in the house/crate when I was at work.  Long story short he ate the cover off of a baseball he had found on one of our walks.  He never got sick and kept eating and pooping so it didn’t block things up (at least fully), but maybe it partially blocked him for awhile or really irritated things down there b/c the accidents started shortly after that.  I should have done it sooner, but finally took him to the vet last week.  The vet really couldn’t find anything wrong with him and didn’t think anything was still blocked b/c he didn’t want to do any X-rays.  He did think it might be anxiety, so he recommended some supplements to give him (I went with a probiotic on the list).  He also sent us home some antibiotics and the paste to help solidify things.  This has worked so far as he hasn’t had any accidents since then, but I’ve been off this past week so we’ll see what happens when I start the new job on Monday.

He’s also been going up on this hill I have in the back yard that’s behind a containment wall (the wall slopes and ends on the right side which is where he goes up the hill).  I get some deer that come around and hang out there from time to time, so maybe he’s smelling them and going to investigate.  Then I have to bribe him to get him back down smiley5.  Typically he hops down in the yard from a really short spot on the containment wall but today jumped down from a taller spot and took a tumble when he landed.  I was afraid he had hurt one of his legs, but luckily he didn’t.  He did scrape his chin up though, which was a lot of fun cleaning it up and putting bacitracin ointment on it.  So now I suppose I have to keep him from going up there when I let him out back.

Other than those things he’s been doing well.  In fact he just met my former neighbor for the first time this morning and went right up to him for some petting with no signs of anxiety at all.  So great progress there!

Well, I need to get going.  Hope you guys are all doing well.  As always here are a couple recent pics of Mongs:

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16 October 2021 - 10:08 am
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Okay, mist confess. I quickly glanced at the first few sentences  to make sure everything  was o,at, then scrolled down as fast as I could knowing (and hoping) you had pictures of Mongo.  You did not disappoint!  That first one had me laughing  out loud!!  That face OMDSo adorable!!!  And he looks so comfy on his couch!  “Yeah, this is my corner of the couch and it’s the gest spot in the house!”

Now, CONGRATULATIONS  on your new (old) job!  Less stress….balance…all good “benefits”👍

So the Mongs likes baseball as much as you, eh?  He’s just got to learn not the eat the baseball!!!  Glad it didn’t  mess with his tummy too much.  Not sure what’s  going on with the house and crate accidents.   Maybe that baseball treat did a number on his pee habitaomehow.  For some reason  he just couldn’t  hold it as long as he usually  does.

Haha…I guess Mongo issues the hill/wall as his own personal “deer  stand”  for viewing them.  So glad he didn’t  hurt himself when he decided  to jump off the higher end.  Scary!    Just more proof dogs aren’t very good at depth perception.

So glad Mongs is enjoying meeting new people.  The strides you have made with him are truly  outstanding.!  He’s such a happy and well loved fella’s.  Did I mention  adorable  and cute??

Thanks so much for the update!  And again, congrats on getting  back with your old employer 

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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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16 October 2021 - 12:43 pm
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Welcome back and CONGRATULATIONS!! smiley_clapThat’s pawesome you got the gig! Everything is aligning perfectly for you and Mongo. You two have waited so long for an opportunity to create a life with more room for fun. I’m so happy for you!

I might have waited to go to the vet too. Wyatt used to eat things left and right and I always figured if he was pooping, no probs. Glad the medication helped with the runny poops, and I hope that continues. Crates and poop, ugh!

Yes, Mongo has made a ton of progress, and it’s all thanks to your dedication and persistence. smiley_clap 

Let us know how the new job goes. I hope Mongo is as happy about it as all the hoomans!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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5 June 2022 - 8:38 am
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Hey Guys,

First off: I’m so sorry that it’s taken this long to provide a new update.  I knew it had been awhile but hadn’t realized that it was almost 8 months smiley5.  Guess I’ve just been super busy with the new (or now somewhat new) job and life in general.  I did try to post a couple of times earlier in the year but had some trouble transferring photos from my phone to my laptop (didn’t want to disappoint Sally and post without new photos) on one occasion and then some issues with the website on another.  Hope it goes smoother today!!

So things are still going pretty well with Mongo.  For the most part he’s very much settled in, greets other people and dogs on our walks pretty well, and is rounding into a good boy.  He does seem to take his guard dog duties too seriously and drives me nuts on our walks sometimes as he at times seemingly wants to eat every blade of grass in the neighborhood.  I keep putting it off b/c other than that he’s fine and he was fine at his latest vet checkup, but I probably should take him to the vet regarding this at some point.  But other than that he’s been doing well, and we’ve had a good time through the holidays and at the end of April celebrated his first gotcha day with a steak I grilled up for him and a “cake” my mom bought for him.  I tried to get a good pic of him w/ his steak but he didn’t cooperate like my dear Saint Wallace used to.  See below for some funs pics since we last chatted: Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and a really good one with his grandma!

So how have you guys been?  Hope all is well.

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5 June 2022 - 1:37 pm
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Awwwww! What a treat! I’m so glad you stopped by to share his amazing, wonderful, furtastic adventures! Look at all you guys, Team Mongo ROCKS! smiley10

All of you look so happy. And he’s come such a long way thanks to your dedication and training. 

You two are such an adoption success story, it gives me hope that I’ll get there too some day with our next dog, whoever that is 🙂

Thank you for sharing and posting such cute pics. If you ever have trouble with anything here just message me OK? We’ll help any way we can.

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12 June 2022 - 7:52 am
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Hi Renee!  Thanks for the response and kind words!  And yes, for the most part we’re all happy, healthy, and doing well with Mongs.  He can get a bit aggravating at times (admittedly some of that’s on me), but for the most part things are good and any rough patches seem to be well behind us.  I have been working ~90% from home for pretty much this year, and we’re officially going to a hybrid work schedule where I’ll have to spend 3 days in the office every week.  Hopefully that goes well.

Again, thanks for the response.  It was great to hear from you.  Glad I could inspire a little hope.  Hopefully you find your new best friend soon and things go well from the get go!

Take Care

Rich

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12 June 2022 - 3:29 pm
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WOW!!!! I almost missed this update AND the most gloriously adorable  pictures evvvvver!!!!Never want to miss anything about Mongo, especially  when it comes to his pictures!!!

Can’t  believe  he just celebrated first gotcha’ day already.  You have really done such a good job helping  him be a “good boy”.  His progress reflects your patience and your  understanding  of who Mongo is as a dog, a breed and a loyal and loving companion.  Saint  Wallace knew  exactly  what he was doing when he paired you together 😎  Mongs finally got the hooman he  was waiting  for you all his life.  ♥️

Now, about those pictures:  CUTENESS ALERT TIMES A GAZZILLION!!!  The picture of him on uour Lap looking so adoringly  at you….OMD..Be still my heart!  And then sitting proudly on his Grand’s  lap….posing  like a Champ!  BTW…love the socks😉

I do think he needs more toys though to surround  himself with in HIS sofa😎

I imagine having you with him all this time and now ith you having to go in for work, it will take some adjustment….for both of you.

Tha ks so mich for checking  in, and especially  for the pictures!!!  I keep scrolling  back up to look at them and each time my grin gets bigger and bigger.  All he would ever jave to do is give me that precious puppy dog look of his and he could have cookie in the cabinet…..all at once!!!

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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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26 June 2022 - 8:27 am
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Hi Sally,

Great to hear from you and thanks so much for the compliments!  When you didn’t initially respond I was a little worried something had happened to you, so thanks for killing those concerns!

While he’s definitely come a long way Mongo can still be quite the trouble maker, at least around food.  Last weekend we visited my mom and unfortunately she didn’t Mongo proof her house as well as she typically does so he was getting into everything the first night we were there with the crown jewel being he got ahold of a plastic container of uncooked rice, managed to open it and dump it all over her living room, then started scarfing it down.  I had fallen asleep on her couch while we were watching a movie and awoken by hearing my mom yell “No!  Don’t eat that!”.  I did manage to get him away from it before he ate too much, but not before he had enough to where he had to wake me up numerous times throughout the night to let him out smiley5.

Then the next night when I was away he got into my mom’s trash when my mom had fallen asleep watching tv.  I was really surprised at this b/c he never tries to get into the trash at my house and her trash can lid was locked.  But nevertheless she woke up to a crash and Mongo chowing down on the food she had thrown out.  She managed to get him away, but not before he had eaten (among other things) half a dozen deviled eggs and a packet of icing.  My mom initially had me worried about the icing b/c for some reason she thought it was a plastic cup of it, but from the evidence it was a packet and he was thankfully able to pass it. This led to a couple more nights of having to get up to let him out throughout the night, but it certainly could have been a lot worse!

He’s pretty much back to normal now after a couple days at home, so that’s good.  I’m going out of town next week for a few days and Mongo will be staying with Uncle John, so I hope he behaves himself smiley5

Anyway, need to run but thanks again for the response and encouragement!

As always, here’s some good pics of Mongs, including opening his Easter “basket” which I forgot to post previously.

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26 June 2022 - 3:22 pm
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Aww Mongo! You are a maniac around food! The rice scene made me spit out my coffee! Hilarious (but not for your poor dad who had to clean it up!).

I’m just glad it’s “only” food you’re into and not furniture and other things like that! Glad you are OK. And of COURSE you’ll be a good boy at Uncle John’s right? Right!

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26 June 2022 - 3:28 pm
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🤣😂🤣😂Sorry for laughing so hard (not sorry), but his antics have me kn stitches!  The pranks he pulled at ” Grandmaws”…..because he can……were so full of mischief!  And let me be clear, I’m really relieved  he did have any tummy consequences  as a result (other than the squirts that kept you up all night)poopiconpoopiconpoopicon

I can only imagine how proud he was of himself to get I to all those forbidden treasures, especially  with the LOCKED trash can!  To him it was just a “puzzle challenge” to overcome…..and he did.😎

I have a feeling he won’t  be quite as bold at Uncle John ‘s house….maybe.

I tell UA’ what…..the expressions Mongs gives would make it impossible  to discipline  him without laughing.   He is sooooo drin cute!!!  The coloring on his mig with those eyes and jowls….adorable beyond words!!!

Thanks so much for thenupdat..we clearly  foundmot a lot funnier than you did (at the time).  We needed a good laugh😊

Let us k ow how the visit with Uncle John goes….and tell him to take pictures!!! 

And btw….his Easter basket with paws….very cute.

Hugs 

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS….Awww…tha is for the concern because  I hadn’t  posted on Mo God’s previous  post at first.  Knocking  on wood, all is good jere, but you know I would NEVER  iss an opportunity  to see all that CUTENESS from that special boy!!

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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