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Total Hip Replacement after rear leg amputation
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16 October 2013 - 11:20 am
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His channel is called "Murphy the Three Legged Dog"

The URL is http://www.yout.....8Yj4V9J0Xg

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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16 October 2013 - 1:21 pm
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I just looked at the Youtube search and saw those race cars, too, but right above them is the Murphy the Three Legged Dog channel.  You just have to click on the blue thing (icon?).

 

Thanks for posting the URL, Jerry!

 

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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THANK YOU JERRY! I just ad THE best time lookig at those videos! Thank you!

I love 'em all! BUt the oe where he gets the tennis ball out.....he is one smart pup! And yes, thaf is o e HAPPY dog running down the beach! Look at that smile!! Murphy's grinning ear to ear! His eyes are truly glistening with joy!!

This dog ooooozes with persnality! Love this Murphy!

Yaaaa Hoooooooooo! Made my day!

Sally and Happy Hannah

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 2013 - 1:30 pm
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Thanks, Sally!  That's high praise from someone whose dog sets the "personality standard" very, very high on this site!

 

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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7 December 2013 - 1:39 pm
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Here is Murphy's first day out in the snow since before his amp last year.  Usually he goes out, does his business and wants right back in.  Not today.  He goes out, does his business and just runs around the yard.  So much fun!

Kathi

http://youtu.be.....ejljp4Y7HQ

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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7 December 2013 - 2:01 pm
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What happy pups!

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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9 February 2014 - 10:35 am
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We have been among the missing for the past couple of months, although I've tried to keep up with what is going on and who the new posters are.  Something about surgery and DRUGS might have an effect.  I can certainly empathize with our three legged friends after being on the good stuff for a while!

 

At any rate, while I was down, Murphy passed the one year anniversary of his total hip replacement.  The weather being what it's been here for the past couple of weeks meant that he hasn't gone back to see his doctor for the checkup, but we will get to that within the expected time.  I guess having the checkup exactly on the date doesn't have to happen.

 

Here are some videos taken over the past week or so.

 

Kathi and Murphy

 

http://youtu.be.....LPNOVz2DzE    I'd really like that bone, but Gus would kick my butt if I took it!

 

http://youtu.be.....RdLpjbVED0    One year post THR.  We are GOOD!!!

 

http://youtu.be.....o2ZjItXy_w    Hey!  Who took my snowball?

 

 

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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9 February 2014 - 5:55 pm
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Oh my gosh Kathy I hope you're feeling good again, I didn't know you had surgery. Get well soon you hear? I'm sure that with Murphy around that isn't a problem, there's no better way to overcome whatever obstacles you are facing. What an inspawration!

And a great big hoppy HIP-u-versary Murphy! You are just killin' it my friend, eatin' up that snow like nopawdy's business! What an amazing dog you are. WOOOOHOOO!

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Oh Murphy, what an inspiration! Thanks for sharing his story. It must have been horrible to have so many challenges, but just amazing that you and Murphy and persevered through it all, and he's a happy dog again. The videos are beautiful. Thanks so much.

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KATHI!! Did doing the Granny Bump up and down the stairs with Murphy cause you to be on pain meds??? No more butt bumping stair climbing for you for awhile!!winker

MURPHY!!! We have a whole lot of celebrating to do with you sweet boy!! What a special pup you are...a very special oup with very special devoted humans!!

These videos have me just grinning and grining and grinning some more! Murph is soooo respectful of Gus (or more like SCARED). And the twonof them playingninnthe snow withntails wagging non-stop!! Gus looks like a puppy and Murphy is not being held back by in any way, shape or formby being a tripawd...a tripawd with thr no less!!

Kathi, having you and Murphy here is so uplifting, so inspirational. It seems as though we are seeing more cases of tripawds...or soon to be tripawds with hip issues or knee issues and they are faced with more surgery and a hard road of recovery. I dontw know if you've had time to check on Ziggy's blog. I know Jerry gave them a link to Murphy's story. Ziggy is a tripawd PUPPY (front leg) whose remaining front leg will have to have surgery to correct a worsening birth defect. I know you and Murph will be a huge rock of support for them.

Murphy, I saw you looking for green beans under that snow! I think your mom and dad should get some store brought green beans and hide them under the snow and video you sniffing them out!clap

HAPPY ONE YEAR THR MURPHY!! I continue to shake my head in awe everytime I think of your journey and the committed humans you jave!

We ALL love you and Gus, and Mom and Dad so mich!!

WITH LOVE!

Sally snd The Lpvely Miss Hannah and Merry Myrtle 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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10 November 2014 - 9:20 am
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I've been out of town and just now catching up.

No, Sally, the Granny bump didn't do me in.  That post was from last winter!  The Granny bump isn't even necessary anymore.  Murphy just tromps upstairs like his old self, sometimes even skipping the last couple of stairs.

Now to catch up with the rest of what is going on.

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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