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Montana
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8 March 2022 - 7:15 am
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Hi all!

Team Shooter has been MIA for awhile, but I always know what is going on in the Tripawd world as is was an important part of life and is about to become that way again, but in a happy way!

We are bringing home a new baby in April! Rocket is a 7 week old Papillon with a deformed front leg. The minute I saw his picture I knew he belonged in our family. The breeder says his is a lover, but can hold his own against his brothers and sisters with 4 legs. We are so excited to meet him. Any and all suggestions for a tiny tripawd are welcome (I don't think he will be much over 8 lbs full grown). He is the little one on the left (don't you just want to snuggle him?!?!)

Hope you are all doing well and look forward to touching bases again!

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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.

http://shooter......ipawds.com

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8 March 2022 - 9:53 am
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LUANNE! smiley4 WOWWWEEEE! I'm so happy that you are bringing Rocket into the pack. What a little smushball, I can smell that puppy breath from here!  And those ears! sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2 What a lucky lucky pup! Yes, your pack is a perfect fit for him.

Everypawdy, be sure to check out Luanne's blog all about Shooter. She has been such a long-time supporter, cheerleader, and dear friend of this community! It's a joy to know you'll be here with another 3-legger.

My best suggestion is to start him off with an evaluation from a canine rehab therapist. Being that he's so young, and a front legger, you want to make sure that he has every advantage to stay strong and injury-free for a long, long time. As a young dog, he may have a few extra mobility challenges when it comes to getting his sea legs. A therapist can help you show him good posture, walking, etc., so he develops good strong habits. I know you're not in the most convenient place for canine rehab therapy. But, the good news is that there are now online rehab therapists you can consult with:

How to Get Tripawd Rehab Virtual Consulting at Home

Oh my gosh I can't wait to watch him grow up! Please keep us posted and congratulations!!! smiley_clap

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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Montana
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28 March 2022 - 10:57 am
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Thanks for the advice! There is actually a rehab vet in Bozeman so hopefully I will plan on getting him in and make a plan.
We are excited as his "gotcha" day will be coming up this weekend so more pictures will be coming. In the meantime, I am including a picture the breeder sent last week. 

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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.

http://shooter......ipawds.com

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28 March 2022 - 12:46 pm
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Oh he's growing fast! What a little fluffball! I smell puppy breath! Mmmmmm!!!!!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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Virginia




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28 March 2022 - 1:42 pm
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OOOOOOOMMMMMMDDDDDDD!!!!    CUTENESS ALERT TIMES A GAZZILLION!!!

It is soooo wonderful to hear from you Luanne aka TEAM SHOOTER!!!   Shooter's banner pops up often and it always makes me smile😊

Yes, puppy breath and sweet pink baby puppy belly.....cannot wait to follow this adorable puppy's journey.   Goodness knows, Rocket could not have a better home!  DEFINITELY born to have you as his person!

Absolutely thrilled for you.....and for Rocket too!  He is EXACTLY where he needs to be for THE most glorious happy life any pup could ever want!!

Cant wait for the homecoming and tons of pictures!!!

Love to you♥️

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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28 March 2022 - 2:51 pm
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So happy for you and your pack- Rocket has adopted a great family!

But those ears!!! You better get him a weighted harness so he doesn't blow away on windy days smiley4

Oh, and 'the minute I saw his picture' is how Elly joined my pack.  I saw her picture on PetFinder and I knew she would eventually come home with me.

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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8 April 2022 - 10:00 am
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Just letting everyone know I have started a blog for Rocket so updates on his life can be updated and hopefully my experience can help someone else along the way that my adopt a tripawd baby. Looking forward to being an active part of the community again!

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.

http://shooter......ipawds.com



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8 April 2022 - 5:59 pm
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Awww what an adorable baby.  He is so cute.  Can't wait to see the  updates on how Rocket is doing. 

xoxoxo

Michelle & Angels Sassy, Bosch, Baby Simba and Sweet Snickers

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

Virginia




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8 April 2022 - 8:33 pm
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Gonna hop,over now and get my dose of CUTENESS for the day

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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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8 April 2022 - 10:08 pm
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OOOH! Going over there now, thank you so much for letting everypawdy know! Congrats!!!!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

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