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my 13-1/2 year old Bailey tried to take ME on a walk!  I took him out front to pee, and he QUICKLY hopped about 15 yards along our normal walking route!  He was really disappointed when I made him turn around and come back home.  what-ever  But this was SO encouraging!  He seems like he's just ready to get back into his routine and move on from all this.  big-grin  Hopefully we'll get his K9 cart soon so that those walks will soon be happening!

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Glad to hear Bailey's recovery is going so great.  Front amps use momentum to propel themselves forward.  I find it hard to have Daisy on a leash because of that.  Once she gets going there's no stopping her.

Keep up the good work Bailey!  You'll be back to your routine in no time.

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Oh yay, tbat's terrific! There's no greater experience than when the magic returns. WOo hooo!

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Wahoo!  We're right there with you!  We're moving about at full speed and walks are pretty exciting.  Hooray for a return to routines!  Congrats, Bailey!

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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Thanks everyone!  He also returned to eating dog food today!  I'd been feeding him bland people food to get his strength built back up.

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