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Total Hip Replacement after rear leg amputation
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29 June 2013 - 10:29 am
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I'm so glad that you were able to get encouragement from Murphy's story, Marla. We have been on a camping trip and had no Internet access all week. When I am away from the site for several days, I sometimes have trouble remembering which threads to check to see what is current.

Daisy has been on my mind, though. How is she doing?

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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13 August 2013 - 3:53 pm
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We are on the Oregon coast, and I just had a few minutes with a wifi connection, so had to check in. The romp on the beach has exceeded all expectations. Once we get home at the end of the week, I will try to figure out how to post some amazing videos. Murphy even learned to fly a kite!

Kathi and the Mighty Murph Man aka Muffin

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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13 August 2013 - 4:28 pm
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We can't wait to see the videos! What a fantastic vacation. If you need help uploading the videos let me know. Give your Mighty Murphy a big hug from us.

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17 August 2013 - 8:32 am
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I posted one video on he FB page, and have a couple of other fun ones. Would love some help uploading them here.

Kathi

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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17 August 2013 - 9:03 am
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Oh what fun your adventure was! Well darn, Faceborg videos can't be posted in Forums due to the type of embed code they use. We can embed just about everything else, have you ever considered getting a YouTube account? It's just as easy to upload there. And of course more people will be inspired by seeing him!

Hey how is your place in Idaho? We thought of you when we heard about the fires. We hope all of you and your home is safe.

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17 August 2013 - 9:39 am
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Maybe when I get a few minutes, I'll have to sit down and check out YouTube or one of the online photo sites.

We are quite far from the fires this year.  Last year the huge Halstead fire came close to our cabin in Stanley, but the big one right now is in Sun Valley.  We had a post last night that Dr Acker has had to evacuate the clinic and move everyone down the road to his brother's clinic in Bellevue, ID.  They have evacuated 1600 homes the last I heard.

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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17 August 2013 - 1:07 pm
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Oh I'm glad to hear that you guys are safe, but that's so scary for your Doc and everyone over there. I hope they bring that thing under control.

Yes, check out YouTube. The online photo sites will charge after X-amount of space is taken up by your videos, YT is free.

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1 September 2013 - 1:34 pm
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I think I have conquered the Photobucket thing and will try to post a couple of videos. One was taken back in February, the week after the hip replacement. The other was taken early in August on the beach at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.

I've managed to post from the PC, but this is the first Ttempt from the iPad. Hope it works!

Kathi and Murphy

http://s899.pho.....3&o=1

http://s899.pho.....3&o=0

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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1 September 2013 - 5:12 pm
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Oh WOW! I loved seeing the before and after videos, what an amazing recovery.

Murphy, you look fantastic. Who's the Golden quadpawd? You're running circles around him!

Love your energy kid, keep it up. Thanks for sharing the movies, feel free to share more.

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1 September 2013 - 6:23 pm
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That is Gus, Murphy's big buddy. He's 11 years old and slowing down a bit, but Murphy keeps him young. He's a beanie baby, too, which is fortunate for him. He's terribly allergic to chicken, and so many dog treats/foods are chicken based.

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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2 September 2013 - 9:59 am
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Look at Murphy go, what a happy boy at the beach!

That one week post op vid is very impressive too- Obie wasn't getting around that well one week post knee surgery and he is a quad!

 

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2 September 2013 - 10:47 am
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Wow, I'm just seeing Murphy's story for the first time. What a journey that guy has made! He looks fantastic in the video - he looks so happy running on the beach.... What hip replacement???? Good boy Murphy!!!! You have great pawrents taking such good care of you!

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2 September 2013 - 10:03 pm
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A couple more videos, just because I've figured it out.  These are both of Murphy swimming.  He loves his bright yellow Float Coat .  It makes him VERY excited when he sees it.  The video in the pool was the week after he was cleared to just be a regular dog, taken at my daughter's house in California.  The one at the lake was at Cascade Lake, Idaho in July.

http://s899.pho.....a.mp4.html

http://s899.pho.....7385278225 

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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Okay, this must be some sort of cosmic joke! I finally......Finaaaaaaly ...figure out how to post pnotobucket and yo tube.......then you fi ally figure it out too.......but now I can't get them to work! Driving me batty over here! And get tnis, can't even go back and pull up the ones of mine I "embedded " on my posts. And I could a few days ago!

Soooooo I do want to CONGRATULATE you on getting this figured out For now, K'll just visualize Murhy lovng swimmimg! He really is quite tne miracle dog! You guys define patience and perseverance

Oh, and Idid try your other post....same thing. It's definitely on my end. Just can't digure out why could see these embed a few days ago but not now! Drives me batty......battier!

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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Well Murphy is about the fastest swimmer on three legs that I've ever seen! But for 11 years old, Gus isn't doing so bad himself. What's a beanie baby? I missed that.

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