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Zoom Zoom! Daisys Wheelchair and did you know Walmart sells silicone breast "enhancements"??
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Leicester, NY
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14 December 2010 - 7:55 am
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Thanks everyone for all the PAWSITIVE thoughts sent our way!! It worked!

Daisy is now hopping around in her wheelchair . Yeah!!

Daisy was one of the small percentage of amputees that wouldn't or couldn't adapt well post surgery. Even with physical therapy and lots of love after 4+ months she can just manage to roll herself over, "scooch" along the ground but just can't get up and get around like a "normal" tripawd. Nothing medical that the vets can identify, not over weight (probably just old age)....but anyway.......we ordered a Eddies wheelchair last month.  This chair has 2 rear leg holes and when we first put Daisy in it we found that her left hip (where her left leg was) was falling into the left leg hole void. We built up the space with pieces of memory foam but it still needed a little more cushion to fill in the void between her body and the platform we built. I was wandering around Walmart to pick up a pair of stockings to keep all the foam in place and there they were......... Silicone boobs in a box! Who knew! Well these B cups were just what we needed. Only $16 for the pair. After a few days of adjustments in placement we secured everything together and attached it to the chair, put Daisy in and I swear I saw the light bulb flicker above her head- it brought tears to my eyes when I watched her hop around exploring the yard. She is getting stronger everyday and has learned to do a K turn in the hallway. Still hasnt yet figured out that she has to swing wide to get around a corner and also has been running over roommate Samson with the wheels but we think that is on purposelittle-devil

 So we would like to thank the Tripawd community for their support and encouragement.

Sending you all love from the frozen north (it was 10 degrees this morning)

The Kochs 

Daisy earned her wings on Oct 22, 2011 at 14 years old

She is now the official greeter at the rainbow bridge

Everyone is guaranteed a welcome sniff and Dalmatian smile

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14 December 2010 - 8:16 am
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happy news for sure!!!  we definitely need pictures!!!!!!

charon & gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

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14 December 2010 - 10:25 am
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Hooray for Daisy! We're glad to hear she is getting around. We want to see pictures... or a movie!

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14 December 2010 - 11:38 am
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Great and fantastic news!

 

Gotta see it!

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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WooHoo Daisy!  Can't wait to see pics.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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14 December 2010 - 5:46 pm
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great news!  that is so awesome that she is now being able to move around! that must bring some new freedom to both her and you! keep up the great work!

Coopsdad/ Kenneth Blackburn

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Leicester, NY
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20 December 2010 - 8:08 am
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Daisy walking and falling 3 months post op

Daisy in her new wheelchair

Daisy earned her wings on Oct 22, 2011 at 14 years old

She is now the official greeter at the rainbow bridge

Everyone is guaranteed a welcome sniff and Dalmatian smile

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20 December 2010 - 8:31 am
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That makes me very happy, watching her in her chair.  She looks like she is getting the hang of it really well!  Who knew about the wallmart breast enhancers... thats funny!  I would have to come up with some joke of some kind about buying my girl dog a pair of sillicone b cups.  It isn't spendy for dogs at all... lol~

Elizabeth and Sammy

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10

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I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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20 December 2010 - 8:44 am
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That is so awesome.  She looks happy with her new wheels!  Keep going Daisy, you are doing great.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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20 December 2010 - 11:14 am
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Go Daisy!!!  Sweetheart...hate to see you fall - love the new wheels!!

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

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20 December 2010 - 3:30 pm
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Awwww, she looks so darn happy! You put a smile on our faces today, it's great to see how wheelchairs can help a Tripawd love life again, thank you.

Go Daisy!

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