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Meg is so adorable!  Good for her and good for you to be giving her such a great life.

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And her just cocking her head to the side as if to say “well, what now?” …just priceless..heart

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Thanks everyone for being so warm and encouraging. To be part of this community of like minded souls is just so wonderful.

The MegaWheels Day 8

Today I got myself in a proper frazzle, as I lowered the frame very slightly and then raised the harness far too much, so I had to lower it again and again and again and I swear if I EVER see another piece of Velcro.  Aaaaaargh! You have to get everything perfectly balanced. You can’t have one side higher or lower, or one strap longer or shorter than the other. And I think the larger carts use straps and buckles but this is mostly Velcro and really it is not the easiest thing and certainly not something to attempt when you’re feeling tired. Of course, once everything is exactly right, it’s not something I’ll be having to do on a regular basis, and thank heavens for that!

Meg was really very patient with me, bless her. And I had to get her in and out multiple times, which is the trickiest bit. 

I for one would love to see how you get her into her wheels.

Your wish is my command, Karen. I’ll do a better, close up video from above, when I have someone around to lend a hand, but this gives you an idea. And, as I suppose is only to be expected of a MegaStar, she TOTALLY turns on the charm for the camera… This, though not perfect, is the best it’s gone. 

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, 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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I am impressed.  She did so awesome.  Clare you are becoming the master of this.  Thank you so much for sharing your journey with this cart.  I am learning a lot.  Make sure to give Meg extra treats for me.  🙂

Oh going to buy some liver this weekend and attempt your liver cake for mine

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Well done indeed! Thank you for putting this together Clare. We have never seen anyone share this level of details about training a Tripawd to use a cart, and it’s fascinating and inspawrational to watch!

I love that she is excited when you get her ready to wear the wheels. Whether it’s the tasty liver cake or not that gets her so jazzed, clearly she is not stressed about the experience. 

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And, as I suppose is only to be expected of a MegaStar, she TOTALLY turns on the charm for the camera… This, though not perfect, is the best it’s gone.

Ha! Isn’t that always the way? 

About 6 months after I got Obie I took him to some classes to help with his confidence, I had worked with him and not made much progress. At our first class session I explained to the instructor that he was really shy and timid around people he didn’t know.  She sat down and had Obie sitting in her lap in about 5 seconds.  She looked at me and said ‘I don’t really see a problem!’  big-grin

Meg looks really comfortable around the wheels, not nervous or wary of them.  I’m trying to imagine any of my last 4 dogs being at all comfortable around a new ‘contraption’ like that.  It took me a couple months just to get Tani to stop barking continuously when she was riding in a stroller (insert smile, remembering The Pie ‘shouting’).

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WELL DONE INDEED!!!!!   BRILLIANTLY  DONE!!!😁😁😁   GOOD GIRL A MILLION TIMES INFINITY!!!💖💖

She really is an exceptional doggy with an exceptional human partner!!  Of course, we already know that!😊😊

She shows zero fear, zero apprehension,  zero intolerance!  Truly amazing!  And sooo patient!!!   

I cannot imagine the focus  it takes and the attention  to detail it takes to get every little nuance just right and in complete  balance with all the proper position of the equipment.  

For one millionth of a second as I’ve  been following this “adventure”, I thought it could possibly help my Frankie  restoe, or at least maintain,  some leg health  HAHAHAHA!!  I CANNOT imagine Frankie EVER geing so compliant, nor could I EVER be so patient!!!!! I would still be trying  to pit the contraption together for months, much less make all the hundreds of constant adjustments….while Frankie is standing  perfectly still while I fix things!!   You would never see my video on Eddie’s  Wheels as a markering tool!!!🤣😭😂🤣😁

EDDIE’S  NEEDS TO PUT YOU AND MEG ON PAYROLL FOR THE GEST HOW TO VIDEOS AND PROGRESS VIDEOS EVVVVVER!!!!!

KAREN! Love the Obie and Tani flashback

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Amazing Clare, I really think you are BOTH rocking it! There’s no pause, one paw over? No biggie.. just slide it over. I am telling you.. she is enjoying this special time with you. And you have the patience of a saint. You have given her so much love, and you are just her total world. As long as she has you she will attempt to conquer anything.. just an amazing team. 

Thank you for sharing all of this. Lord knows this will be useful to countless people and this is just the best guide ever. At some point it would be great to take all of the clips and compile them for people to see the process. This can and will save lives.. no doubt.

Everybody already said everything else.. I am just going to throw you guys some hugs, lots of love, and ear scratches for your beautiful Meg. 

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Darlings Clare and Meg 🌸🐾

You are doing such a truly marvellous job and I am SO impressed at how calm Meg is during this whole ordeal 🧚🏼‍♀️

Most certainly your beautiful liver cake has some weight in the matter but still … 

You may not fully realise it now but your record of Meg and her Super Duper Private Wheels is going to make history here!

And no doubt will help others, thank you so much sweetie pie 💓

Looking forward to the next videos 🎬 and pictures 📷

Sending you a huge hug and trillion cuddles to the one and only Meg-a-Star 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

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Clare ~ 

I’m just catching up and I love the wheels!  When Cassie got hers, it took quite a bit of adjustments, too.  That first side picture you showed I was going to say,  Walkin Wheels told us that the bar going from hip to shoulders should be level and Meg’s wasn’t  ….  but after you made those adjustments, it was nice & straight.  You could really see the difference!  

Meg looks like she’s adapting to it well.  I does take time, and just a little bit at a time to get those muscles used to the different movements.  

Good job!!

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Meg-our-Star on her Meg-a-Wheels led by her Meg-a-Clever Mum!!!!! clapclapclap

I love your “Hurrrrumph” Meg and your sweet kiss on your Mums face as if to say, “Hurry the bloody hell up and get this over and done with, of course i can be great on Video, it’s what us Meg-a-Stars do!!! But our patience can only last for so long, so give me the bloody treat!!!”

I love it Clare! Well done both of you!!!!

Lots of Love and hugs to you both and Meg-a-Spirit-Kisses to Miss Proud-Pie-In-the Sky!!!heartheart

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The MegaWheels Day 15

Thanks Everyone again for all your support and lovely comments. I haven’t updated for a few days because things have been much the same, albeit progressing slowly every day. Tomorrow we see Meg’s rehab vet for the first time with the wheels and I will be really interested to hear what she has to say about Meg’s gait and any further adjustments we might need to make. One thing she has started to do sometimes is hold her front leg out in front, so it doesn’t touch the ground at all and just walk using her back legs. I think we need to address this somehow… My plan is to film her again and send it to Eddie’s Wheels for comment. 

In the meantime, we are in London and this morning Meg in Wheels made her first appearance on the streets of the capital. I took her out at dawn, as I don’t think we really need to be dealing with police horses, kids on scooters, skateboards, passing border terriers or any other “triggers” just yet, not with Meg in Wheels, oh Lord…

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Good morning 😊

So glad you mentioned that, I have question if you don’t mind.

When you are out in your yard, or by the water she is off lead and does wonderfully. When you are out and about in the city do you normally have her on lead? If so, how could you do that with her on wheels? If you did have to grab her quickly to keep her out of harms way, I’m just wondering how difficult that will be?

I’m glad everything is progressing well, she certainly send to be adjusting well to her new technologyclap Meg pulling a wheelie with the front end up and the back paws peeling out… This is what i imagined when you said her front leg was off the ground… Leave it to Meg to be inventive 😘

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Thanks, Jackie! We do appreciate your always being so encouraging. 

Yes, Meg spends almost all her time off lead. She is always off lead in the countryside (unless around livestock), but also in the city the vast majority of parks and open spaces allow dogs to be off lead, (That’s just the culture here) so it’s not such an issue for us. The one time Meg is ALWAYS on lead is on the pavement or the road. But we walk very little on the pavement because I worry about the impact on her joints. That said, perhaps with the wheels… Anyway, when she is in the wheels, she wears a collar rather than her harness, so I just attach the lead to that. She was, in fact, on the lead in this photo, but I photoshopped it out because it was cutting across in front of her (there you go, sharing all my secrets…)

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I love it! Thank you for sharing 🙂 it’s wonderful that she listens well enough to be able to be off lead. It used to be like that here a long time ago but people took too much advantage of it and were very irresponsible. Sad but true.

Maybe i can get you to give me some tips on editing videos 😁 i totally stink at it, but I’m trying laughing

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