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MY BELOVED BROWNIE
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6 August 2019 - 7:05 pm
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I can’t help but notice when I look at Brownie’s avatar picture he looks so chubby compared to now. LoL…how did I let that happen? Does the camera add 10 lbs to pets like people?

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6 August 2019 - 8:42 pm
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Well he’s either dreaming he’s a rabbit or a tap dancer! Whichever it is he looks to be having a wonderful time!

Sweet dreams handsome boy ❤

         Hugs ❤ Bev, nurse Moe cat, Autumn's Angel Roane & Angel dog Gypsy 🐾

My sweet soulmate Roane was diagnosed with osteo in June of 2019. Had a rear leg amp on July 2nd & crossed the rainbow bridge to be with her sister Gypsy on the first day of Autumn Sept 23 2019.

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Six months ago today was one of the worse days of my life! On February 9th I took Brownie to the vet for a limp. They did an xray and suspected bone cancer. The vet said with amputation only Brownie will have 3 months of quality life.

Now six months later it is one of the happiest days of my life! With amputation, diet, supplements and a lot of love Brownie has made the 6th month mark from time of being diagnosed. He has slowed down some due to his age, and lost some of his hearing, but is still happy and loving as ever!

Keep fighting Brownie! 

I want to thank this community for your support! I can’t help but think with out amputation, Brownie may not be here today…

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9 August 2019 - 9:45 am
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HAPPY SIX MONTH AMPUVERTHERY  SWEET BROWNIE!!!     

Gosh, it really is hard to believe  we’ve  all been on the Brownie Fan Club Train for six months!!   

Brownie is such an inspirational Beacon of Hope!😎   And make no mistake about it, having a hooman like you surrounding Brownie with exquisite  care and limitless love is the best “treatment” a pupper could have!!

Now, I know Mr, Brownie  is watching his waistline, but maybe he could have just one tiny scoop of ice cream and a smallmslice of cake to celebrate!!🍨🍦🍮

Hugs and smooches!

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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9 August 2019 - 10:34 am
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Ok Sally.  I am going to the grocery store today so I will pick up some low fat, sugar free ice cream and some ingredients to make a pup cake.  Thank you for the idea, and shame on me for not thinking of it!

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9 August 2019 - 10:39 am
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PICTURES of the pawty!

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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WHEEEE!!! Get out the pawty hats people and Tripawds, Brownie’s celebrating his six month ampuversary! WOW! smiley10smiley_clapsmiley16

Nancy it feels like you’ve been part of our community furrever, thanks for joining us and all you do to help others too, even as you deal with your own challenges with Brownie. 

Hoppy Ampuversary Brownie! I can’t wait to see pictures from the big day. Here’s to many, many more milestones like this. 

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9 August 2019 - 8:06 pm
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Congrats to Brownie. He was getting around pretty good when we first met you and Brownie. Glad to see him reach this milestone. 

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10 August 2019 - 7:42 am
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THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Maggie, let’s get together when this heatwave goes away! Brownie.

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22 August 2019 - 3:38 am
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Well…my babies age is catching up with him. At first I thought he was being stubbrand and ignoring me. When I would call him, he would not come. When I yelled out “it’s cookie time” and he did not come I realized he has lost his hearing. It happened so quickly. I trained him years ago his commands with words and hand signs. He is responding to the hand signals. My babie is old and I don’t like it!

Actually we are getting old together. Lol

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22 August 2019 - 10:09 am
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Ohhh Brownie, you sweet ol’ boy.

Good for you for training him with hand signals! Most dogs will lose hearing when they grow old and this is sooo handy. You’re such a great pawrent!

I wrote about the Importance of Training Your Dog with Hand Signals after meeting a blogger who worked with deaf dogs:

https://tripawd…..ring-loss/

Yep, we’re all growing older every day, that’s for sure.

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It does seem like it almost happens overnightsometimes.  They seemingly go from just getting more and more “hard of hearing” to stone cold deaf!.   My Nellie was on the same path as Brownie, and them BAM! Scared the heck out of me when I called her to wake her up, calling her name ,oydrr and louder……did not budge! 

Yeah, we hate to see the way old age does things to our dogs.  And yet  the “silver lining” is we get to see them reach old age!😎

Brownie is soooo lucky to have uou as his hooman❤  We love that boy a whole lot😊 I do believe we are due for a picture…hint!

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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I learned hand signals when my quad-Pug Tani was going deaf around 10 years old.  I have taught them to Obie and Elly as well although Obie doesn’t see that well smiley3.

The funniest thing is trying to get their attention to give them the hand signals, especially when they are asleep.  I didn’t like waking Tani up by touching her- she would really be startled and I was thinking she would have a heart attack!  So I went to stomping on the floor so the vibrations would wake her… I had quite the ‘wake the dog’ jig going on smiley4

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.

1999 to 2010

 

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I know what you mean Karen. And now Brownie really sleeps hard! I was on my computer and Brownie was on the floor.  I decided to go to the store and was gone for about 30 minutes.  When i got back he hadnt even budged. Didnt even know i left. In the past i could not even tip toe out of the house. He would catch me every time.

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I decided to go to the store and was gone for about 30 minutes. When i got back he hadnt even budged. Didnt even know i left.

OMD- this reminds me of one of my worst pet parenting moments!

I had a 2 part gate that I put up in my kitchen when I left so the dogs had access only to the kitchen, mud room and the dog door, Obie was having some marking issues.  One evening I had ordered some take out food and needed to pick it up (before all the delivery services were around) and Tani was sound asleep in her bed.  I tried a couple times to wake her but no luck.  I decided to just run pick up dinner assuming she would still be asleep when I got back, and I left the gate open.  I was gone for only 15 minutes and when I got back I couldn’t find her anywhere! I looked outside and everywhere in the house.  I finally found her in my bathroom sitting by the shower and looking at the shower door.  She must have looked everywhere for me and decided I was in the shower because she couldn’t see in.  I felt sooooo bad!!!

From that point on I closed the gate every time I left and the dogs knew I was going out when the gate was closed.  I figured that even if Tani was asleep when I left she would see the gate up and know I was gone.

Karen

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

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