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8 January 2017 - 9:27 am
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There was a story in our morning newspaper about a local dairy farmer. I had to laugh because when he talked about being hit in the face by the “dingleberries” on a cow’s tail whike he was milking, for some reason I immediately thought of Meg.

So, Meg, if you end up with the dingleberries, you will no longer have a vote in the bloomers controversy!

Kathi

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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8 January 2017 - 11:38 am
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I don’t know what dingleberries are, but Meg has them. Definitely. Loads of them. Absolutely riddled with dingles. Dingle dingle. Definitely. Right through her bloomers and her tail. If this changes anybody’s vote… ✂️ ✂️ ✂️ 

LOVE this Kathi. Love the story, and the fact you thought of Meg ❤️ Thanks for posting!

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, 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. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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8 January 2017 - 12:13 pm
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Hi ,

I had to laugh about Meg face planting in the mud, don’t know if I could have kept from laughing when she looked at me. But I am glad she is not hurt. About mud, we horse keepers are constantly battling it. What I do (in the summer) is lay paths of gravel from one area to another. I use pea gravel because my horses like to stand on it. It’s not the most attractive thing but I don’t care because I hate mud. It’s cheap here; $10 a truckload if I go get it myself. There is also something called hogfuel which is a byproduct of cutting up timber. Don’t know if any of these things are available where you are but they have sure helped me. We are currently covered in snow but soon to be mud. Good luck.

Penny, Blink, Hank and Spirit Maggie

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This. is. awesome.  If it’s any consolation, this happened to me often with Rosie, after her amp. But then she discovered that she kinda LOVED the mud and the game was on. Except she managed to coat everything EXCEPT her face….Because, welll….. yeah.  Tell Meg she has some California solidarity!

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Kat and Astro, and Rosie and Zig.

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8 January 2017 - 12:28 pm
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Thanks both! I’ll see what I can find, Penny. Thank you. It’s mainly a problem when we are out on walks, but gravel or hog fuel could certainly be useful for the muddier areas of the garden. There’s a farm supply place near here I could definitely try.

And Kat, I LOVE this pic of Rosie. Same colour as Meg (both mudded and not) and same amp as Meg. I think they might be long lost sisters…

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, 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. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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8 January 2017 - 4:51 pm
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Meg: Your EVIL TWIN Megward ScissorPaws is fast closing in! The Great BrexBloomit Debate referendum was not truly settled. Think of whom it brought down: Boris Dingleberry, Dull As Mud Cameron, The MilibandPedes Squared. And now Cruela May ( you just KNOW she has a closet full of scissors) has enlisted the help of Megward ScissorPaws…

You get your mum to take you to the beach more often and to start packing up that sand so she can use it to line your paths. Well, that and yards and YARDS of red carpet depending on the occasion. Really Meg, your mum has lots to do now. Meg 14679, Meg’s Mum ZERO TIMES LESS THAN ZERO…



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17 January 2017 - 11:11 am
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Just saw this thread … so, late into the debate …

Well Meg, you are not alone, girl …

Your big cousin Eurydice did a big face plant in the mud too … landed with her loooong chin and slid away for a bit …

I was terrified and slid to her help as fast as I could (Chaplin comes to my mind …) 

But by the time I was next to her she was already standing and the look in her face was priceless …

She had the most pissed off expression ever recorded on a dawg …

So I ended up laughing out loud and off we went.

I wish there was some anti slide device but honestly all we can do is wait for Spring …

Sending you a HUGE hug and cuddles and kisses to all heart

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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