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23 January 2020 - 1:41 pm
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I am a terrible videographer but my boy Tule is awesome. He could be a couch dog but is so happy in the field! I thought his days afield would be done when we received the news he was losing a leg.

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23 January 2020 - 2:27 pm
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What a trooper! He looks so happy and proud of himself, not letting that missing leg slow him down at all!

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Wow Tule!! You did it!! You look so proud and happy.

What I don’t get are those ducks floating around like nothing happened.  Don’t they realize that someone just died? Are they decoys by chance?

I agree that Tule is awesome. Loss of a leg is not going to get Tule down.


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Wow look at his determination! Incredible! Tule you are doing what you love the most in this world, what a strong boy you are.

What I don’t get are those ducks floating around like nothing happened.  Don’t they realize that someone just died? Are they decoys by chance?

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I am so glad you figured this out – I have been wanting to see Tule in action! He is just not letting that amputation business get in his way and it is awesome to see his enthusiasm and spirit!  Go Tule!

My boy was not a hunting dog, but he loved splashing about in lakes and ponds – he also showed no hesitation going into lakes in the parks we frequent.  Tule will not be denied his sport!!!  smiley_clap

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On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly.  His canine sister also succumbed to cancer on March 1, 2019 - we lavished her with our love in the interim, but life was never quite the same without her only real canine friend. Cliff kitty had to leave us, too, suddenly, in August 2019. Lucia kitty grieved all these losses, but helped us welcome two new Lurchers into our home and our lives, Shae and Barley.

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