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Got a Tripod from the shelter, need some more advice.
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26 January 2019 - 1:37 pm
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He sounds like he is doing great! 

How about the separation anxiety- is that any better?

Keep working with him on those stairs- or maybe try a small stool or a  ramp.  I know when I got Elly home at 10 months old she preferred to jump up on everything on her own, and she still jumps up on things sometimes.  With her whole life ahead of her on three I am trying to keep her using the steps when possible to save wear and tear on the one back leg, however even at 4 years old she still has ‘manic’ moments when she races around the house and jumps up and down from furniture. 

Looking forward to videos and pictures, we can never get enough!  Oh, and be sure an post a like when Asher gets ‘published’.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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26 January 2019 - 2:38 pm
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krun15 said
He sounds like he is doing great! 

How about the separation anxiety- is that any better?

Keep working with him on those stairs- or maybe try a small stool or a  ramp.  I know when I got Elly home at 10 months old she preferred to jump up on everything on her own, and she still jumps up on things sometimes.  With her whole life ahead of her on three I am trying to keep her using the steps when possible to save wear and tear on the one back leg, however even at 4 years old she still has ‘manic’ moments when she races around the house and jumps up and down from furniture. 

Looking forward to videos and pictures, we can never get enough!  Oh, and be sure an post a like when Asher gets ‘published’.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

  

His separation anxiety is improving, probably because I haven’t had to abandon him for more than an hour or two. Apart from running a few errands, he’s either been at work with me or at home with me.

I was thinking about a ramp, or some kind of box for a single step. I think if he can have all three feet on the same level, he won’t be so weirded out. I also want to get him on some supplements to keep that remaining back leg healthy and strong, and maybe start some exercises like paws120 suggested up there.

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26 January 2019 - 9:20 pm
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Asher is such a RockStar!  A true media darling!!

Yoi hace every right to be proud of this adorable  fella’!   We loooove hearing about all his precious  activities  and how he melts the hearts of everyone he meets!!   It’s  so much fun following  this little celebrity!

And Asher IS a normal dog!  

A tangerine toast to you both!

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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 January 2019 - 10:03 pm
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Awesome Asher, you are amazing and so inspawrational! What great progress you’ve made in such a short period of time. 

I just realized that I don’t think I mentioned our Tripawds Rehabilitation Therapy Reimbursement program with Tripawds Foundation . If you make an appointment to have Asher evaluated by an accredited rehab therapist, the Foundation will pay for your first rehab visit . Having him evaluated is so beneficial for us, it’s a great way to learn the best exercises for him, and how to ensure that his joints stay as healthy and arthritis-free for a long, long time. Our Foundation blog has lots of examples of how rehab therapy has benefited Tripawd dogs and cats. We hope you’ll take advantage of the program.

About ramps, check out this Tripawds Gear blog post to help get him used to the ramp/steps:

Three Tripawd Tips for Pet Steps and Ramp Training Success

Oh and yes let us see the vet clinic story about him. Can’t wait!

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29 January 2019 - 10:15 pm
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As requested, here is the video. Maybe. Let’s see if this works.

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30 January 2019 - 3:58 am
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Oh my dog how adorable! He is just fitting in like you have always been together! Thank you for sharing. Just woke up, have coffee, now I have a smile smiley

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Jackie, David, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Angel Mitchell, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry

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ABSOLUTELY  ADORAVLE!!!!! CUTEST VIDEO EVVVVVER!!!  OMD!!!   CAN’T  STOP SMILING!!!

And Asher is soooo smart!!!   Did you see what I saw??  He was rolling his tangerine ball to uou fot you to roll it back!!!  He did it several times!!!  Clearly he has to spend more time training  YOU!!!    

And when, at the end of the video, he went over to rhe hooman for a little security and maybe a cuddle.  Cuddle that sweet bou!!!

Made my day!!!!   MORE!  MORE!!!

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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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30 January 2019 - 9:59 am
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Aww! I’ve never seen a doggie so excited about fruit! And that extreme close-up at the end was totally precious, he melts my heart

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This started out as me asking for advice, but it’s turned into me just showing off my dog. So I’m going to post that stuff in my blog instead: https://asher.t…..pawds.com/

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oh gosh that face.  So very, very cute.  heart

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What a sweetheart! And he’s so smart and curious. Love it.  So pleased you found each other. 

Meg, Mutt, aged around 10, 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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