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YAAAAAAAAY clapThat is fantastic Sally so relieved for you and and Super Dawg Frankie and nurse Mytrle !!

Nurse Myrtle might need a new stuffy or some compensation just sayingwinker

Clearly Frankie the SUPER HERO DAWG will teach the rehab people on 2/3 some lessons as well!! Astounded and scared on his 2 leg travels sums that up very well! Glad to hear he can poop on 2! That is some serious skill isn’t it ! superstar🏆💩

Glad to hear things are heading in the right direction ! Laser would help in all aspects!! In our humble cat experience YES and having them come to the home IS HUGE!!

Will continue to send pawsitive healing thoughts & love your way❣️
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22 December 2017 - 3:55 pm
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Sally, Frankie Super Dawg and Merry Nurse Myrtle... Excellent news for you all!!! How fortunate you are to have the rehab people come out to see you all!!! 

Frankie, you are making some lovely new friends, try to pay attention to what they are telling you, I know the treats are really important and giving kisses is critical, but one good step at a time darling! 

Myrtle, I love how you are assisting Frankie in the distraction depawtment, but it sounds like these ladies are prawfessionals!!! It’s going to take ice cream I think Myrtle.... you’re gonna have to bring out the big guns Myrtle... size alone is not going to get their attention... think Myrtle, think for FRANKIES SAKE!!!

I will repeat the same sentiment Sally... please don’t hurt yourself trying to get Frankie to walk down the ramp, you can always work on that when you get to safe ground. Remember, Frankie does it his way!!! Good Fella!!!

Hoppy Christmas to you and very best wishes for you in the new year my darling!

Lots of Love and hugs and kisses from Super Stewie, Spitfire Spikey, Chester Molester, Miss Prissy Lily and Tedster.

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On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my 🎗 journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  



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23 December 2017 - 12:54 am
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Sally, this is such great news. I'm sure it's a great relief for you to know he is a strong hound.

I'm still waiting for a photo of Merry Myrtle in her nurses outfit...

Huge hugs to all. heartheartheart

Kerren and Little Miss Mona

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23 December 2017 - 9:07 am
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.  Thanks again EVERYONE!!     I love every single comment you make!  Thank youheart

Here's the Rehab Vet doing ROM. . Day 9 (or 10) after surgery. 

She did acknowledge Frankie is her first tripawd with a third leg surgery and she has NEVER seen a dog do what he does on two legs!   He was very sore and exhausted the next day.  Would not let me do squat with him!  Even "complained" about me doing a gentle massage!   She'll be back today for laser and more ROM. We'll see if Mr Frankie protests!

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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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23 December 2017 - 10:48 am
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Hi Sally! Great video, brilliant! Your rehab people are fantastic! Frankie is obviously not too distressed, good fella! Yes, of course he is going to feel exhausted after his work out! He is doing so well!

Im so pleased for you Sally! Sending you massive hugs and much Ruvin’ from Stewie. heartheartheartheartheart

On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my 🎗 journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  

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23 December 2017 - 12:19 pm
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And here he is chilli like a COOL SUPERDAWG getting his laser treatment

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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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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23 December 2017 - 12:52 pm
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Oh Frankie, you are the coolest and so relaxed. You know this is helping you. Please know that you, Merry Myrtle and Sally are loved by many. You have the best mama.

Kerren and Miss Mona who would love to lick you better heartheartheart



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23 December 2017 - 3:25 pm
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Sally, sweetie pie 💓

Just had a chance to pop in here and am SO thrilled to hear the fantastic progress, Frankie is an absolute athlete 🏋🏽 no doubt about that 🏋🏼‍♀️

How he runs around so well on two legs (!!!!) is totally incredible !!! 

I showed your video to Miss Cow's Angel vet and she could not believe her eyes, she told me she never thought it would be possible for a dog to run around so confidently on two!

Frankie is an absolute legend but then again he has the best team assisting him: his adored Mom and nurse Myrtle 💕💕

That rehab vet is an absolute darling too, Happy Hannah has her paws all over this, I'm sure she is behind this and sent this wonderful woman to show you and Frankie what to do to get him back on three as quickly as possible.

And what a cool dog he is, wearing his glasses like a rock star 🥁

I am beyond happy to see how you're making such wonderful progress 😃

Have a really Happy Christmas, sugar bun and give Frankie and Myrtle a huge cuddle from auntie Teresa here 💗

Angel Happy Hannah and Angel Eurydice send you lots of slobbery kisses from their little cloud too 😘😘😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 



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23 December 2017 - 4:27 pm
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I just had to go back to Frankie's video to figure out his secret. He is using her helicopter tail for balance! clapShe has momentum and tail rotor thrust. Wow, he is brilliant, just like his mama. big-grin

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23 December 2017 - 6:38 pm
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OH MY DEAR DAWG!

I haven't even gotten a chance to scroll through everything but Frankie in his shades...OMG freaking gorgeous!!! Frankie you are too slick, like a cool dude in a loose mood,  just too adorable! I could just kiss those big old slobbery jowls!!! That just gave me the hugest of smiles 💛💛💛 I saw just a little clip of the video with rehab, did you hypnotize him before that session??? Or did you go through 5 pounds of treats on the end that the camera could not see ?? 👀 what I saw of it was fantastic, good job being patient Frankie, I love you dude! Sally, just awesome! Can ya feel the hug I'm sending you even longer distance?? I'll catch up soon, was teaching my son the finer art of making home made French meatpies big-grin he just turned 30, it's about time he learns. I will catch up on this forum soon, biggest of hugs to you!

Jackie ❤❤

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23 December 2017 - 8:03 pm
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Amazing video Sally.  He did really well with that rehab.  I am pretty impressed with that Vet.  Frankie didn't protest at all with her moving that leg like that.  🙂 

On the way to recovery Yay 🙂

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25 December 2017 - 11:11 pm
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Coolest dawg EVER!!!

This made me grin from ear to ear big-grin big-grin big-grin

He's so trusting, isn't he, and so obliging. I think he looks like a super cool sports star, getting his physio after a particularly demanding match.

The rehab vet seems brilliant. I really like the way she does things and it makes me so happy to know you and Frankie are getting this support.

Big hug,

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

PS Meg is giddier than ever now she's seen Frankie in his shades aw-shucksheart

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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26 December 2017 - 9:00 am
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Frankie ‘cool dawg’ fever! That’s what I call this! way-cool You are the Super Star of the month Frankie!!superstar That rehab lady is sorta cool too heh?! 

You’re gonna be dancing in no time at all Frankie and Sally and Myrtle will be right there with you! clap

Hoppiest of Howlidays to you all and tons of lovin’ too!

Ruv from Super Stu, Spikey, Chester, Miss Lily and Ted! heartheart

On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my 🎗 journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  

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What great progress.    It warms my heart to see such determination-go Frankie.   Your story gives me hope and shows us how strong we have to be for our pawbabies.  

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