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Total Hip Replacement after rear leg amputation
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3 September 2013 - 12:09 pm
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The beanie babies hang around the bean patch waiting for treats.

Gus is a very casual dog. He swims with his butt and tail out of the water most of the time...just cruises around. Given an even start, Murphy will beat him to the ball every time. We usually wait until Murph is out in front and then throw a second ball for Gus that isn't as far out. That way he gets to swim, br doesn't tire himself out as fast.

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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3 September 2013 - 5:16 pm
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Oh haha, Beanie Babies...that's cute!

That Gus is pretty smart, I'm impressed.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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Another milestone this morning. We sit out in the back yard when we read the paper in the morning. Until the accident, Murphy always climbed up on the love seat with me while I read. This morning he put a front foot up and looked at me. I told him that he probably wouldn't be able to get up, so he said, "That's what you think!" and climbed right up and put his head in my lap. Lots of doggie kisses this morning.

Kathi and the couch potato

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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4 September 2013 - 10:08 am
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Waaahoo! Go Murphy! Back to the routine, how wonderful.

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4 September 2013 - 12:35 pm
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Definitely needed the smile this morning, way to go Murphy!

 

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KATHI! You are a computer genius!! The tip you gave me on my other post.....it worked!! I hit view full website.....hit turo (even though it said no conte t....(liar... liar, photobucket's pants on fire!) and I FI ALLY got to see the videos!! Made my day!

LOVE THE BEAN FOOTAGE! LOVE THE "CRU CH, CRUNCH"!

AND the swimming video! WOW! Gloriously happy dogs! That Murphy is quite the speedo guy! A d, like you said, Gus is just happy toolong arou d in the water. Such a sweet "older" gentleman. Nice that you throw a ball for Gus.....don't think he could ever beat Murphy to it! Tat Murphy's co petitive spirit is what's nelped him get this far!Murphy is such a handsome you g man! His coat is beautiful! Must be beans!

And mastering the sofa jump too? Dang, those green beans sure do a body good!

Soo glad to see these videos! Making me smile well into next year:big-grinbig-grin

Hugs and love from nere to there"

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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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5 September 2013 - 8:57 am
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That's great, Sally! Murphy will be so happy that Hannah can see him eating those great, low cal treats. HA!

Do you post to Photobucket from your tablet? If so, how? I can post from the PC, but haven't figured out how to do it from the iPad. I have a great video of Murphy subduing the Jose.

Kathi and Murphy

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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5 September 2013 - 8:58 am
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Not the JOSE! Darned spell correct. That would be the HOSE!

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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5 September 2013 - 9:21 am
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Jose is a hose with flair big-grin.

 

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5 September 2013 - 9:56 am
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Okay! Pay attention tripawd lad! Not only is Kthi starting to type like me .......and I bow down in appreciation for Kathi recognizing a great typing mentor when she sees one ............but now sne wants photo posting instructions from me!!clap Now THAT makes my day!! clap

Okay, so here we go.......if I can just stop giggling lomg enough at the tought of me givig instructio s..............Now, I don't know if tablets and IPods are the same or not, but when I go to pnotopucket, after you tap o to the picture you want........up at the top there will be a line across with something like hhtp/photovucket and then a bunch of goobley gook afterwards........you "touch" that line u til it turns blue....and until a line above it says, cute....paste...etc. You touch CUT.....
then......go to the tripawds page you want.......start your "add toic" utton just press anywhere on the screen unti PASTE shows up......then tap PASTE twice (you have to do it quickly before it disappears)........and.......then while holdingyour breath the "link" should appear!!!

Can't wait to see the video!

Still grinning over here!

..move over Jim.....there's another computer whiz in townwinker

Sally Admin signing offclown

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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5 September 2013 - 3:28 pm
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Yes, I suppose if I want to post a CUTE video, this is the way to do it. Tears I. My eyes. Now I shall try. See...I am starting to type like you. Can't believe I used to type for a living.
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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5 September 2013 - 3:41 pm
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I now to you, Sally. I admit I cannot make it work. Now I will have to wait until dear old Murphy's dad gets off the PC and try to load it that way.

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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5 September 2013 - 4:49 pm
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This was a long, roundabout way of getting a photo from the iPad to this site.  We shall see if it works.  As you can see, Jose is in trouble.

http://s899.pho.....7462836428

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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 http://s899.pho.....8998404494

Here is a video taken this afternoon of Gus and Murphy having a tug with the Holey Roller.  I think I read somewhere that backing up is more difficult for rear leg tripawds, but Murph has this technique nailed.  He actually prefers backing up to get out from between the couch and the coffee table...always has, although I can't figure out why.

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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8 October 2013 - 11:43 pm
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I think Murph is amazing and I am so glad that he has had so much success from his hip replacement!

I always feel guilt over choosing the replacement for Bud and it turning into his amputation.

I'm glad you shared your story and continue too...it reminds me that it can be a very pawsitive thing!

Wishing Murph many more victories and inspirinaccomplishments!

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