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22 June 2014 - 3:59 pm
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Ok, I’ve tried to write this three times now but I’m having computer problems so here goes, lol. I got a new vest in for Mav to try and protect his delicate chest area where his missing leg is. I posted a video on facebook so you guys can see just why I need this, mini aussies play just as ruff as the big guys laughing.

Anyway, I got my vest in from Sylmar a couple weeks ago but I really wanted to test it out before I recommended it to you guys. So far so good, Mav can race around in comfort and he doesn’t overheat since its open at the top. Jerry, the company owner, was great (good karma with that name). He got back to my email right away and customized it for free, which is great even though I would have paid a whole heck of a lot more for this! This thing is worth its weight in gold for my little Mav and he looks great if I do say so myself smiley.

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Maverick is a wonderful miniature australian shepard born with a malformation of the front right radius/ulna, amputation performed on 11/4/13 at 6 months old. Follow his story at mavericksjourney.tripawds.com.

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22 June 2014 - 6:19 pm
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Wow how COOL! That is super crafty, I love what they did. Who knows, maybe there’s a new Tripawd market for that company, I might have to give them a ring!

I’m going to eventually feature this in the Gear blog , I’m impressed at how you arrived at this solution. Nice job and kudos to them. Working with great companies makes all the difference in the world.

Thanks for sharing!

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23 June 2014 - 6:58 pm
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It is AWESOME!  I was so impressed with his debut facebook video, ripping it up in his sweet new vest around the yard.  I’m so glad you found a helpful company and one that was willing to customize!  Big kudos there – to you and Jerry!

Now…get back to chasing your sibling, Mav!

~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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24 June 2014 - 3:55 am
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Thanks for the video Mandy!

On this tripawd journey you never know what you might need!

Maverick – you are one energetic pup….have fun :)

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24 June 2014 - 6:27 am
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I showed my hubby Maverick’s video on Facebook.. and said.. he’s a tripawd…

My hubby had to look twice and all he said was.. Holy Cow!!  Good for him!!!

He is a fast pup and likes to rumble tumble!!  

Christine… with Franklin in her heart♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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23 August 2015 - 3:32 pm
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How did this work out? We’re thinking of getting one for Maya.

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23 August 2015 - 3:38 pm
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24 August 2015 - 12:39 pm
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Thanks for the info.  I ordered one for Maya.

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27 August 2015 - 10:31 am
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Maya got her vest yesterday afternoon.  She is quite happy wearing it and it does not interfere with her movement.  The vest covers the raw spot on her chest perfectly.  Thanks for the suggestion.  Here she is modeling it…

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27 August 2015 - 2:55 pm
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Aww fantstic! She looks adorable. Glad it worked!

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27 August 2015 - 11:49 pm
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Well doggone it…I can t see the picture….I just see a magnifying glass icon. If I click onto it I just get a blank screen. I sure do want to see Maya!! I know she’s adorable in it!

Maybe it’s mt tavlet

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 August 2015 - 9:53 am
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benny55 said
If I click onto it I just get a blank screen…Maybe it’s mt tavlet

No, the image link is not a valid image file URL.

@bigjim Here are detailed steps for adding images to forum posts. If you need further help, post in the Tech Support forum or send a PM. way-cool

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28 August 2015 - 10:07 am
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admin said

benny55 said
If I click onto it I just get a blank screen…Maybe it’s mt tavlet

No, the image link is not a valid image file URL.

@bigjim Here are detailed steps for adding images to forum posts. If you need further help, post in the Tech Support forum or send a PM. way-cool

It shows up fine for me.

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28 August 2015 - 11:10 am
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bigjim said
It shows up fine for me.

Interesting, it shouldn’t be displaying at all based on the image URL provided.  way-confused

Regardless, others can’t see the photo. This may be due to permissions settings on the DropBox folder. Just guessing, but that might explain why is displays for you. way-cool

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28 August 2015 - 2:09 pm
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Let’s try this:

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