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Meg of the Antarctic (She may be some time)
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oh thank you Clare for the jinormous grin on my face this morning! Such pure joy – she sure does keep an eye on you! It’s really impressive to see her handle snow up to her tummy – core strength is right. 

I remodeled an entire bathroom to run away from grief – the number of potential activities we can find to avoid it is remarkable. And really, try as we might, the grief always finds us. Probably better to face it on our own terms than being sideswiped. It’s embarrassing to be caught weeping in the ladies room at work…

The Megastar is our Tripawd poster dog for how to rock the tripwad life! No one does it better!

And I third (fourth?) the suggestion of looking forward to pictures and video of Muddy Meg and the Bloomers of Doom!clap


Teri, the Roxinator and Angel Isa

Right rear leg amp 7/12/16 due to OSA. Metastatic lesion on her right front leg, January 2017. Joined the Winter Warriors January 19, 2017. Run free my sweet girl.

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Oh Clare 🌺

What a truly adorable video, I had to replay Meg’s bunny hops in the snow a few times 🐾🐰🐰🐰🐾

It has to be really hard to be snowed in without our beautiful Elsie Pie but as you know she hasn’t really gone, just changed form 🌟 and she will never fly too far from her Mommy 💗

Plus, she can’t resist the snow, right 😉?

Give Meg a super cuddle from auntie Teresa and a huge bear hug to you, sweetie ✊🏽💓

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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Completely snowed in!!!! Honestly that is astounding to me!!! When was the last time that the south of England got bloomin’ snowed in??!! 

Clare, i do love the videos of the English Countryside, it makes me miss Home… but i never imagined it to be buried under that much snow!!

Mega-start, you have nailed that snow thing!!! I love your little pops in the snow as you hop around! 3 little pops in the snow and off you go!! And i love your game of ”Bury the Ball, Find the Ball…. Bury the Ball, Find the Ball”!! Where did you find that game? It’s endless fun!! Be sure to keep your Mummy warm on these unusually cold winter days!

Love to you both and spirit kisses to Angel Pie in the Sky

Petra, Stewie and his Pride of hungry Lions…


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