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Three Years! Clyde'sThree Year Ampuversary!
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4 June 2019 - 4:47 pm
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I haven’t posted about Clyde in a separate topic for a long time – I think since his two year ampuversary. Well, he’s doing just great. Some of you may remember that we had a rough time a little over a year ago (unrelated to his osteo, all due to his appetite for tiny zip ties and subsequent vestibular event), but he eventually completely recovered from all of that.

He’s a happy, healthy boy. Sleeps a little more, but he’s like 12.5 years old now and is a fairly big dog. He plays with his little dog friends, chews his bones, sun bathes, enjoys his front yard rolls in the grass, and is just perfect.

He still shows no evidence of any spread of the disease. I’ve been working from home much more, and get to spend a lot of time with him. A few months ago I noticed that he was moaning quite a bit. Took him to the vet, and he prescribed some Gabapentin in addition to his daily Carbofren (sp?). Moaning is gone now, so it definitely helped. Hopping on three legs might be catching up with him a little since he’s getting older, but he takes good care of himself and will just lay down if he’s had enough. I give him massages when we are hanging out watching TV which he really enjoys.

I’m just so happy and so lucky to still have him. Just amputation and no chemo, and he’s beating all the odds. I can’t remember how to post pictures – I will look it up and post one or two in the replies – he looks the same (summer hair cut) with just a little more gray (kind of like me!)

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Congratulations!  Kristin & Clyde. That is wonderful news! Awesome!  Brownie is also a little over 12 and going on 4 months with amputation and no chemo. OST bone cancer. He also sleeps more due to age. I hope he is as a good fighter as your Clyde. I would love to see pictures!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

04/01/2007 - 03/05/2020

"March Saint"

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And the Legacy of Clyde the Miracle Dog continues on!!😁😁😁

HAPPY THREE YEAR…..YES, THREE YEAR AMPUVERSARY CLYDE!!!  You are already a legend around here and continue  to inspire! I ,e tion uour story all the time when someone mis deciding between chemo or no, or can’t  do it for financial  reasons, etc.

CLYDE TRULY IS A ROCKSTAR!   Hope you got cake and ice cream, and not zip ties, to celebrate!!😉

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Extra hugs, and congratulations  again!  Love our Clyde!

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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Clyde’s baby brother Rudy likes lay on top of him and chew his toys. He apparently felt that Clyde needed some “protection” this time.smiley4

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OMD!!!  The placement is perfect!!!  Hilarious!!😂🤣  And Clyde is such a good looking boy!

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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WOW! Seriously? THREE YEARS? WOW! Oh my gosh what a great celebration in the Tripawds Nation! smiley_clapsmiley10smiley16

Thank you so much for letting us know how things are going. We always hope no news is good news like this. WHEEEE! 

Three years, no chemo and just lovin’ life. What a rock star you are Clyde!

We would love to see more photos when you get a chance. Everyone is doing the hoppy dance around here!!!

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This picture is from February 2018 – shortly after baby Rudy joined my pack. Clyde is such a gentle giant and was (and still is) so good with him. I’m getting better at pictures – watch out!

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Three years on three!! Whooo hoooo!  Magic numbers all around!

Keep kicking that cancer Clyde.

And the pictures are awesome- we can’t get enough picture here.

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

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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