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15 December 2015
Today Meg celebrates three years on three, in her own inimitable MegaStar style, with swimming and ballgames in the river, a kong stuffed with paté and chicken for breakfast, an afternoon of dog sudoku and moussaka and ice cream for tea. She will be updating her blog later, but I couldn’t resist just nipping in first to share three of my favourite pics, all taken in the last couple of months, of the dog they said could never cope on three legs. I am so grateful for the encouragement, advice and support of this community, which gave me the courage to give her a chance – and how she has seized it, what a dog! She is my greatest joy and inspiration and she fills me with happiness every single day.
Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, 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
25 April 2007
Wheeeee! Let’s get this pawty started! CONGRATS MEG!
I can’t believe three years have gone by. Truly amazing, and we are so blessed to have you in our community. What a learning experience her journey has been for all of us, and we are all smarter because you allowed us to come along for the ride. THANK YOU!
Hoppy Ampuversary Meg! You are indeed the Meg-a-Star of the Tripawds Nation!
13 August 2015
Three on Three! Well done Miss Meg. Huge shoutout to the Megastar who doesn’t know the meaning of “cant”…..and we’re so grateful she doesn’t…..well at least thankful most of the time anyway. I fear you’ve given Mum a few grey hairs along the way but all in all just a small price to pay. This deserves a huge party with steak, liver cake and ice cream! Sending all my love on this monumental occasion!
16 October 2012
HOPPY 3RD AMPUVERSARY MEG. Let’s party. You and your Mum are kicking butt. We love you so much. You definitely are a Megastar. <3 <3 <3 You both show us every day what kind of great furbaby you are and how a Tripawd can do so much
Michelle & Angel Sassy
Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013
05/04/2006 - Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19 fought cancer for 4 months.
"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."
22 February 2013
Cannot stop smiling😁😁😀😁😀😄😆 Such a great victory to celebrate! And such a great dog to celebrate! I know we all have a few tears of sheer joy😊
megstamu. ……. inimitable MegaStar style, with swimming and ballgames in the river, a kong stuffed with paté and chicken for breakfast, an afternoon of dog sudoku and moussaka and ice cream for tea. …………the dog they said could never cope on three ……..what a dog!
She is my greatest joy and inspiration and she fills me with happiness every single day.
And you and Meg are our great joy and inspiration and you two, along with The Pie, fill us with happiness every single day💖💖💖
As Ljnda said, Meg doesn’t know the word “cant”, and we are so glad she doesn’t 😎
ICE CREAM FOR TEA????? BEST TRADE-OFF EVVVVER😂🤣😂🤣
Even though we all realize you have THE best subject ever for photographs, there’s still a huge amount of skill and creative eye that it takes to capture these priceless moments! Wish we could all hire you as our official photographer!! Oh, that’s right, …MAY…..that’s all I’m sayin’…May….Merry Myrtle and Frankie are already practicing their poses!
I ALWAYS get such a kick at Meg’s antics and her unbridled zest for life! Such a joyful dog! And your photos always capture her true essence ….that’s a sign of a true bond…..”being one”❤ A Dog Soul like Meg really does need to be.well….needs to be Meg!!!. HaHa, not that you really have a choice😎
We love our MegAStar and her Mum soooo much and Elsie Pie too❤
Javing an ice cream toast to Meg tonite!
.Lots of love
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!
18 October 2009
Happy 3 on 3 Meg! Your mum sure knows how to throw a party!
Meg is such an inspiration and such a testament to the resiliency of dogs. Plus she is smart, sassy and has awesome bloomers! I’m so glad you found us three years ago and have remained such a big part of our family.
And your pictures are amazing! Every picture I see of Meg or The Pie are so stunningly beautiful.
Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls