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28 February 2017 - 6:18 pm
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Per Sally’s request. Boone pics from today’s happy hop over on his blog here: http://badtothe…..the-tears/

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Jeanette & Boone

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Was just there and the pictures are deeeeelightful!! Of course, when Boone is the subject, theynhave to be good!

So glad you were able to get him started in some Pred, etc. ahe he’s already feeling better! I remember my Vet said sometimes Pred can be a pretty “bad” drug, and then there are rimes when it becomes a miracle drug!

Tha ks for posting those pictures! It really is a great way to remind yourself that Boone is enjoying himself.:-)

Lots of hugs

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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28 February 2017 - 11:11 pm
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Prednisone was indeed a miracle drug with my Billie’s brain tumour. It was like it just totally brought her back, very much as you’re describing. So pleased that you and Boone are enjoying this precious time together. Wonderful pictures. 

Big hug for you both.

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

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. 
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28 February 2017 - 11:32 pm
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You are doing a great job focusing on making every day ‘Boone Day’!

I’m sorry you guys got such a harsh hand- this stupid disease! It’s hard not to focus on that but now is the age of Boone!  We are all cheering you on for many, many, many priceless moments, days, weeks….

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

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Another living in the moment day 🐾💕 see our demanding boy in all his true colors. 😊

http://badtothe…..he-moment/

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6 March 2017 - 7:08 pm
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Quick Boone update…

We attempted to reduce the prednisone to 1x/day (per vet’s instructions) but the coughing became worse so he’s back on 2x/day dose for a week before trying to reduce again. He’s still happy, stealing things he shouldn’t and generally just being Boone. 

He’s still hopping, though not very far as he gets winded easily. We go just to the corner and back and if he doesn’t beat me to the porch, we hang out in the sunshine for a little while. 

And he hops on the couch to snuggle up with us some evenings. heart

Thanks for letting us share – even if the updates aren’t anything new. It helps me to process everything and stay in the moment.

Jeanette & Boone

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6 March 2017 - 7:34 pm
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Boone being demanding video is too cute.  Stealing, hopping, snuggling are all good things.  Being Boone and being loved are good things. 

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Tracey & Tai

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6 March 2017 - 8:33 pm
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Are you kiddi ‘? We loooove hearing about our Bad to Da’ Boone!!! 🙂 🙂 Even if it’s just a pocture of him taking a nap or snuggling on HIS couch with you,….you… Boone’s guest!! 🙂

We WANT you to share everything Boone!! It’s not about a new (or old) update. It’s about sharing every little nuance about Boone. Sharing the day to day ways he brings you joy, and you bring him joy, and you both bring us all joy!! You and Boone are ccontinuing to make treasured moments that will stay with you forever. His posts are a great way to remind yourself of that.

And if it helps you stay in the moment, that’s even more resson to post, and to post a lot!! And you and Boone are helping everyone in this journey in more ways than you’ll ever know.

I was owned by a dog named Bernie and he was off and on Prednisone for several uears. There were times he was on it often for weeks at a time without a reduction. There were times he was on ait resuced amount; so etimes every other day; and sometimes completely off it. I don’t recall exactly his issues…some sort of whacky immune system thing going on. It was a drug thst worked for him and, in his case, did more good than harm. It seems to clearly be doing Boone some good!

Okay, a post without a locture???? What were you thinking (or not)? Just seeing his photos brightens our day..HINT!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

One other little tidbit. I used Happy Hannah’s waggi g tail as a way to keep me in the moment. I VOWED to myself that anytime her tail wagged I would check myself and make sure I was fully in the prese t with her. And basically all I had to do was breathe and she wagged her tail!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thump…..thump

Now go make Boone’s tail wag!! 🙂

Lots of love and hugs

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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6 March 2017 - 9:39 pm
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Here you go Sally 😊

http://badtothe…..-new-bark/

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6 March 2017 - 10:52 pm
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OH I loved hearing Boone bark like that! Thank you for sharing it here, AND for the updates. Post as many as you’d like, we can never have too many. 

I’m glad to hear he’s a hoppy boy and lovin’ on his pack. Give him extra smooches from us OK?

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8 March 2017 - 5:40 pm
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I’m getting a little better about capturing random Boone pics throughout the day. 🙂

http://badtothe…..oones-day/

Jeanette & Boone

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8 March 2017 - 6:37 pm
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Yes you are quite the accomplished photographer!! Of course, when you have such a handsome phtographic subject as Boone, any photo is PERFECTLY. EXQUISITE!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

You are capturing some lpvely moments of Boone being Boone. Very sweet.heart

That photo you have of him on his blog looking out the window is magical. His Soul really comes shining through.

Can’t wait to see more!! Mean it!! 🙂 🙂

Lots of love

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS. Has the Pred helped with Bad to Da’ Boone’s appetite?

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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8 March 2017 - 6:42 pm
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Oh thank you Sally 😊. You just make my day with your kind words of support. Thank you.

Yes the pred is helping a little TOO well with his appetite. He constantly goes to the treat counter. And he happily takes his apple slices.

His cough is worse when we try to lower the dose and when he lays on his right side where the mass is. But his breathing seems ok and he doesn’t appear distressed about the cough.

So we just love on him every day. And just like you said, when he gives us a tail wag we make sure we’re in the present with him 💕🐾

Jeanette & Boone

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8 March 2017 - 7:17 pm
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Kinda’ chuckling. Yiu reminded me how obsessed I was for a bit watching Happy Hannah breath! I watched her chest, I counted her breaths. Now keep in mind, I wasn’t giving her petting atte tion during this time…jist watching and staring at her. After doing this for days Happy Hannah had enough! She gave me the loudest HUUMPHH Id ever heard and she bounded over to me and plopped her 125 lbs in my lap as she toppled the chair over with the twomof us in it!!

From that point forward, I no longer “obsessed” over her breathing. She, like Boone, was handling everything without being nearly as “distressed” as we are!! 🙂 And as the Vet told me, they “adjust”. If it means resting more or being less active, they adjust.

I love hearing that Boone is enjoying having an appetite…especially for treats!! Soooo much fun spoiling a tripawd!

Glad the “tail wagging”‘tip helped. And if your mind starts wandering away from the present and Boone is asleep and you dont want to wake him up for a tail wag…..I made a stand-in tail wag for ya’:-) 🙂

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Okay, now we need pictures of Boone getting his treats! Videos too!
And give yourself some junk food too! You’re doing great 🙂

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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8 March 2017 - 7:27 pm
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💕💕💕the stand in tail wag💕💕💕thank you for make my that for me. 

I don’t think I’m quick enough to capture Boone getting treats. We darn near lose fingers 😜. 

Thanks for reminding me Boone will adjust. He always seems to. 

He’s a happy barky boy tonight 🐾

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