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The MegaStar has sprained her carpus (and a rant)
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So glad to hear improvement 👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 PHEW! YAAAAY for bruised toe, rest, gaba & carriage etc..MUM of course!

Love the video Autumn Antics the old fashion theme to it and the music!
You wouldn’t know Meg was a tripawd if we didn’t know it! As always brilliant!🏆
Great job Sally for the demands on pictures & videos 😉we get to see both the beautiful girls,
Miss Pie in a new fleece strengthening her core;). Meg sleeping with her lamb? pillow/toy.

Keep healing Meg take it easy please ! Follow Miss Pies lead for once would you? 
Lots of love and healing thoughts continue to come your way!

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clap You really are a Meg-A-Star!superstar

My first thought was that Charlie Chaplin (one of my all time favourites!) was going to come in and start playing with you my lovely!!! Absalutely Brilliant!clap

Oocchk! (I was trying to make a Scotmans expression!winkerYou’re so Beautiful!!! I am sooo Hoppy to hear that your leg is feeling better! Yay Mum for staying optimistic! Yay for Tripawd Power!clap

Tons Of loving hugs coming your way from Stewie & Clan!

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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I'm so relived to log in tonight and see things are looking up!

I was watching Elly walk though leaves this morning during our walk and thinking how cool it looked.  Did I get out my camera....NO!  But now after seeing your awesome video I might have to try when we walk next.

She is enjoying going out in the stroller, which is brilliant, though Elsie's not happy about it at all, and trots along shouting beside us.

This made me laugh!  I always think of Tani when I see Elsie or you talk about her.  Maggie rode in her 'chariot' like she was born to it, but when it was time for Tani to start riding she 'shouted' her brains out! But for her she wanted out not in big-grin.

I hope the next update is better than the last for the MegaStar.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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Yes, it's true! We saw the rehab vet yesterday and it is officially confirmed that the love, support, reassurance and positivity sent to us from across the globe by our Tripawds family have cured the MegaStar completely. She is 100% MegaBetter. We are upping her exercise gradually, and I will continue to take the MegaChariot on walks with us from now on, as I find it reassuring to know that she will always let me know when she wants a break. (I am going to review the Chariot separately, as I thought our experience might be useful to others considering which one to purchase). 

This made me laugh!  I always think of Tani when I see Elsie or you talk about her.  Maggie rode in her 'chariot' like she was born to it, but when it was time for Tani to start riding she 'shouted' her brains out! But for her she wanted out not in

Karen, I love the fact that the Pie is channeling Tani. And rest assured, if she were the one in the chariot, she would be shouting to get out. Elsie Grass is Always Greener Pie, is her full name, though we use Elsie Pie for short.

Incidentally, not to be bettered, the Pie's arthritis is playing up, especially in her knee with the ruptured cruciate. (She has quite bad arthritis in both elbows and both knees). She enjoyed some laser treatment on it yesterday:

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And, while we're at it, my own knee has given out too. Swollen to the point where I can scarcely bend it, and am hobbling around. Really we should harness up the MegaStar and get her to pull us around...

Here she is playing peek-a-boo:

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And after yesterday's acupuncture session, when she was, as always, super-chilled and relaxed:

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Big love to you all, and a MASSIVE MEGA-THANK YOU for all your wonderful support.

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

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

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So happy to hear this Clare! It must feel as if a huge weight has been lifted. Maybe you need some laser/acupuncuture treatment yourself. Nitro was always almost comatose after a session (maybe I need to try it on Grizzly just to tone down his puppy enthusiasm).

Your pictures are priceless....hugs to you and your pack.

Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

"Be good, mama loves you" free my beautiful Warrior

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Yay for the Meg-a-Starsuperstarclap

That is Bloody good news Mum!!! Keeping our fingers crossed that Elsie Grass is Greener Pie feels a whole lot better soon too!!! It must be that time of year cause Stewie pulled something good to.. but is feeling a whole lot better thank goodness!

Meg, you are sooo beautiful! A true Star!superstar Elsie Pie.... you are one very cool chicky!way-cool

you are a Star Mum for taking such good care of your fur kids! I’m going to agree with Paula,  that maybe you need some special TLC yourself!!! Take. Care Clare!

hugs & love to all

Petra, Stewie & his beautiful Pride, Spike, Chester & Miss Lilyheart

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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Awesome news about Meg!!!clap I'm sorry you and your cutie Pie are feeling the weather. Omg i love the pictures, they are so precious!! Big hugs to all of you,  you all need to take it easy,  kick your paws up and chill out.  Maybe movies,  popcorn,  And ice cream are in order?? 

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Oh my gosh those photos are adorable! This is the BEST news all week, we are so glad things are looking up for Meg!

Sorry about your and Elsie Pie's aches and pains though. Maybe you can sneak your knee into one of EP's laser therapy sessions? Well, here's a great excuse to spend some quality couch time together. Stay off that knee and let it heal. Enjoy!

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Oh Clare!   Your ability to craxk us up no matter what's going on is priceless!!!

ELSIE GRASS IS GREENER PIE looks so darn cute in her laser glasses!. 

And the pictures of Meg just chlllin' in her Zen Yoga position...too cute!!!

Yeah, 'fraid I can relate to bad knees.  There are some "support sleeves" with magnets they may offer a tiny smidgen of relief for you.   It's not too tight at all, but does seem to give "slight" support/help.   Go to smiles amazon...oranazon smiile (?)  And look up Vigor Force Sjpport Sleeve.

SOOOOO GLAD MEG IS ALL BETTER!!!   And hoping The Pie is feeling better with her treatments too!

Love and hugs

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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Fantastic news 🎉🎉

SO wonderful to hear Meg is on the mend but sorry about your knee ... 

If Miss Cow was still here I'm sure she'd be able to wheel you around 🐮💪🏽

Precious, precious pictures, as always, but then obviously (I can hear Meg right now) Mom has US as models, especially ME 👑

LOVE you and the girls to bits sugar bun 😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

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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