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Virginia




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Very informative Jackie and Petra, regardless of what you call it!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂  Great input!  Used it last night and got no back talk whatsoever! 🙂 🙂

THEWIE, I RUV YOU THOOOOOO MUCH!!! 🙂 🙂   You are thuch a breath of freth air around here!!!   Yeah, I envision the Ad.in Vuy with head in hanth crying hthterically a lot arpu d here!!   Emoji and UNLIMITED TEXH SUPPORT FUREVER from thom people muth drive him nuth! 🙂

I HAVE A REHAB VET WHO IS WILLING TO COME TO THE HOUSE!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂  LET ME REPEAT, I HAVE A REHAB VET WHO WILL COME TO THE HOUSE!!!!!  

FRANKIE SUPER COOL DAWG GOT UP FROM A SITTING POSITION ONCE ON HIS OWN LAST. NIGHT!!!!       Still won’t use “that” leg to help  his stubborn a*s self….but that’s avout to change when that Rehab gets here!!    PAW WILL BE ON THE GROUND!!!!

Have only had o e phone contzct just now and she seemed very compassionate avlut Frankie’s situation.  I don’t even know what her credentials are at this point, but I don’t even care.  I’ll figure all that out later!!   She’s gling to do her best to get out BEFORE Christmas.  I know this is a busy time for everyone so I appreciated thst she was going to make that effort!

I’ll update…

RENE, THAT PICTURE IS MY TOUCHSTONE FOR STRENGTH, FOR HOPE, AND FOR UNCONTROLLABLE BELLY LAUGHS!!! 🙂 🙂           COULD NOT BE MORE PERFECT! 🙂

Much love to all!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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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19 December 2017 - 10:57 am
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Christmas time is indeed a time for magic and miracles – how awesome to have a rehab vet come to you! Frankie will be back on all 3 in no time. That damp heat thing is what my chiro uses on me before he does the adjustments…feels heavenly. I would imagine Frankie agrees. Things seem to be headed in the right direction for you both. There is no better Christmas present than that! Hugs!

Paula and…..you know the rest

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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Just the best of news big-grin I keep going back to Rene’s picture… it is just TOO ADORABLE!!! It’s a BIRD! , it’s a PLANE! , it’s SUPER FRANKIE !!!!! laughing Just makes me giggle thinking of it!  I am so glad things are turning around.. I think all of our little angels over us made a HUGE ruckus and DEMANDED that something give NOW!  And now you have somebody coming to the house!!  Just fantastic news!  And Frankie finally being more dog and getting pig headed to do things on his own, that just tells you he’s starting to feeling better.

 He’s gonna be back to his crazy old self soon heartheart

Big hugs to all of you!

Jackie and Huck 

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OMD love love love Rene’s picture of supercool Frankie!  GREAT news about the rehab person coming to your house!  Sally you’re doing the best job being Frankie’s nurse!  I can’t imagine anyone else having a more caring, loving and compassionate person than you to take care of them.  We know this hasn’t been easy for you all and you’re doing a spectacular job on all of it!  I know that home rehab will be just the “edge” you need to get Frankie back to three!  Sending so much love and hugs to all three of you and I can hear Happy Hannah cheering for Frankie all the way here in frozen WI!  Apparently she tried having a dream chat with supercool Frankie but the drugs were a bit of a hindrance.  So according to Max she’s now on her soapbox leading the Angels in cheering for Frankis full recovery so it’s quite loud.  🐾

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Yay!!! So hoppy for Frankie! So very hoppy for you Sally! What a brilliant Christmas gift! Frankie may not think so… but we do don’t we?!

Youre doing a fantastic job Sally!

love to you, Frankie and Merry darling Myrtle!

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The video you are a put to see is scary.  The heavy breathing you are hearing is me freaking put trying to catch hom.  In one video I’m just in my socks because I was just taking him to the porch so he woukd pee ther.   STRONR WILLED FRANKIE had other ideas!

Oh, and all the rugs and blankets on his ramp, that’s how I covered up the slippery mlunds of ice that just were not going to melt.   The feed store was all out of grit as well as the deicer.  I was NOT prepared for this at all…any of it!

PLEASE keep in mi d when you see the cideo it’s just myself and  urse Myrtle.  He ABSOLUTELY should not be doing this!!  I ABSOLUTELY GET THAT!!

I wasn’t gping to show it, but here’s Teri’s quote to me

the thought of him running on two legs is a little horrifying. I’m sure it makes your heart skip a beat or twelve. I understand the complications of doing so but you made need to video his “run for the potty.” We tripawds are a strange lot that find the most horrifying things entertaining. Why I felt at home there immediately.

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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19 December 2017 - 2:18 pm
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I was TRYING to cideo my my harness holding technique…he stumbled…I stumbled…and this happened!  ZOOM…THERE HE GOES!!   And this is why his TWO legs are sore!!!!  GRRRR………

COMPLETELY Z100%on TWO LEGS!!!! One front one rear, in same side!!!  

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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19 December 2017 - 2:22 pm
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Sally he does really well balancing himself on 2 legs. Now with that being said my next comment it to Frankie “stop out running your mom on 2 legs”  

I know this rehab Dr is going to help you out tremendously

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Oh Sally… I’m so sorry – I cried. Why? Because I was laughing so hard!! laughing 

I think I heard you whisper, “Okay Frankie, do it your way.” He said, “Thanks, okay I will.” as he toddled over. Remember 3-Paws, the cat with 2 legs? Remember that cheesie cat Feta, with two legs, one gone and a back one sticking straight out? They all did it their way. I’m sure this is hard and somewhat frustrating for you so I’ll send you love and supportive thoughts that Frankie will try to slow down and stay with you. Hear that Frankie?

Frankie knows he has love and encouragement from around the world and if feeling better and just showing off a bit. Your rehab person will do wonders and who knows, Frankie might follow her directions.

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Just watched the 2nd video (Sally you were posting at the same time I did).  You may not notice but he is touching his toe to the ground.  He isn’t weight bearing a lot yet but he is getting there.  So breathe.  I think he is on his way kiddo.  🙂

That leg is getting better and better each day.  Yes he stumbled but he got right back up which is a good sign

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Not only did he stumble and get back up,  there was no yelping!

And I was thinking the same thing Michelle- a couple of toe touches, and he is brushing the leaves with his toes too, so his foot is almost on the ground most of the video.

He is getting there!

Karen

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Yes Michelle, I saw it TOO! OMDawg… shaking head here, laughing, stopped breathing once..  Frankie is just way too much and he KNOWS he has his mama wrapped around his good paw, omg lolol  On the brighter side, he really looks good! He looks strong (willed too hahah) and he looks like he is recovering albeit HIS way… oh my! That was really ingenious putting all the throws down! 

He looks like he is having a great time tormenting you Sally… tail wagging the whole way! And look at how he STOOD up from a total laying position! You are rocking this even though you don’t see it. Wish you were close enough to hug while we watch this again 6 months from now laughing our @sses off, heheh clap Good job, no.. GREAT job! You are going to need more chocolate though for the bursts of energy it takes to chase him. Frankie boy… give mama a break, please! I think at this point the chocolate should be on Amazon auto delivery.. just sayin’

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    YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!   THE BEST SINCE…..SINCE….ICE. CRAM!!   WAAAAAY BETTER THAN ICE CREAM!!   I have svery intention every single day to respo d to each post because EACH OF YOU ALWAYS SAY JUST THE RIGHT THING!!!  TRULY!!  YOU DO!!!   We all know a put the best laid plans……   JUST PLEASE KNOW THE WISDOM, THE CHEERING, THE FIPS, THE KNOWLEDGE, THE HUMOR…..it is ALL soo appreciated and does more good than you will ever know!!

Yes Kerren…you heard me right!!!  He has his pee spots and he has hisnpoop spots, and, of course,  they are not near each other so he has to travel some tomdo his bidness FRANKIE’S WAY!! 🙂

And YES, his pain is MUCH BETTER MANAGED NOW!!!   I’m even cutting back on the Tram a little and giving him one Gaba at night, and today I skipped his morning dose to see how he does.

And I’m soooo glad you all could see the leg dropping!   I don’t think I went back and looked at that video after I made it because…..well….when  participating in the “live action” I thught I would keel over from fright like those poor goats do!! 🙂

LOVE TO EACH OF YOU!!!   heart

I’m not losing sight at all that there are so many struggling with this piece of crap disease and so many struggling with the EXCRUCIATING grief of losing some of our most beloved family members!!   I’m considering to hold EACH of you in my heart.  I’m cheering for those starting this journey and  truly crying with those facing the holidaw season without their…our…beloved partners.heart

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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Okay, Rehab coming out Thirsday morning!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Dr Stephanie Weedle, DVM, CRVMT (think I got that right)    Certified through Healing and Qellness Center (??) and then did course at University of Tennessee.   Had to chuckle a little vbit, there was possibly a little “.arketing” goi g in.  Me tioned Assi Loop (aka Smokey’s Loop) and Help em Up Harness.  I was avle to thank her nicely, vut mentioned through Friend of SUPERCOOL DAWG FRANKIE we’ve had all that donated!  

She also mentioned after her initial assessment, perhaps an Assistant she’s worked with before could come out for several visits kn a daily basis and help!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

This could NEVER have been possible without so many “friends” helping out! (And you know what I mean!)  Never in a  million hears!!

PS…..Can one of you computer geeks transfer Fra kie’s Cool Dawg video over here that Elsie Pie and Meg did?  It’s another empowering touchsto e for me…for Frankie!! 🙂   Mucho thanko!! 🙂

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Here ya go!

Hugs,

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