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20 March 2021 - 1:55 pm
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Pin cushion! icon_lol I love it! Sounds like that's going OK and you do feel better, even if it's not your idea of a great time? 

I'm so hoppy you get to play with your sissy now and are getting so strong. It's not easy being a big guy and trying to master the rollover with one less leg, but you're getting it my furiend smiley_clap

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Thank you so very much Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!  My rehab assessment/first day of school is 30 March.  Hopefully they can re-teach me how not to be so heavy on my one and only front leg. You know that is a Rotti trait so I do not know what kind of dog does the back end but I will learn. 

Will for certain share what they do for me including the nice warm tank (I put up a fuss about and they give me more treats)!  I have this great pic of me and my little sister on our deck enjoying the sun but mom does not know how to add the pic.

Take care everyone,

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Jerry, you are just absolutely PAWSOME!!! Thank you!!smiley10

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Today, I decided it was time to go for a walk on our little trails in our woods.  We came to a little area which I thought was a little to steep for me but mom helped me out and off we went!! It was so much fun with all the smells and the feeling the ground on my feet again.  I keep forgetting that I can’t hike a leg anymore when I must refresh my fence line.  Thank goodness for me mom knows this and is there to quickly catch me so I don’t do a face plant which I almost did already because I thought I knew better than mom at this point. Needless to say I was rather embarrassed but mom did not laugh at me she laughed with me because even though I almost face planted it was a pawesome recovery!  

Then, I decided it was time to really stretch my legs and I took off running. It was so much fun!!! I stopped once to see where mom was, I left her in my dust, I smiled at her and took off again making it all the way back to the front of our house. Now it is nap time because I am tired but not until I let everyone know I am getting back to my guarding duties!🐶

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22 March 2021 - 5:58 pm
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Hooorrrraaaay! Koda, you sound so hoppy, what a joy to know you got out to have some fun today. Each day you get stronger, and no way would anyone laugh at you. You are glorious!

Now rest up so you can have more great adventures my friend. Great job! smiley_clap

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22 March 2021 - 7:40 pm
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Refreshing your fence line...perfect description!

And great job of recovering  from the face plant!!!

Thrilled to hear this great update Kota bear! Keep them coming!

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 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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And how B da' Koda Bear?

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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